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Tarakohe is a small settlement located in the Tasman District of New Zealand. It is situated on the northern tip of the South Island, at the entrance to Golden Bay. The settlement is located on the western side of the bay, just north of Collingwood.

Tarakohe is a popular destination for holidaymakers, offering a wide range of activities and attractions. The settlement is surrounded by stunning coastal scenery and is home to a number of beaches, including the popular Wharariki Beach. There are also a number of walking and cycling trails in the area, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

The settlement is steeped in history, with many of its buildings and structures dating back to the 19th century. The most prominent of these is the Tarakohe Lighthouse, which was built in 1876 and is now a popular tourist attraction. The lighthouse is also a reminder of the town’s importance as a port of call for ships travelling between the North and South Islands.

The settlement has also been the site of a number of important historical events. In 1855, the Māori chief Te Rauparaha signed the Treaty of Waitangi in Tarakohe, and in 1881 the settlement was the site of the first meeting between Māori and European settlers in Golden Bay.

Today, Tarakohe is a peaceful and picturesque settlement, offering visitors a chance to experience the beauty of New Zealand’s natural environment. The settlement is a popular destination for holidaymakers, with its stunning coastal scenery, historical attractions, and range of activities and attractions making it an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday.

Excursion tips for a day in Tarakohe

As a tourist in Tarakohe, New Zealand, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy for a day. Here are some ideas:

- Visit the historic Tarakohe Wharf, built in the early 1900s, and take a tour of the area.
- Take a boat tour of the nearby islands, including the iconic and picturesque Rabbit Island.
- Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach, or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters.
- Head to the nearby Mangonui Harbour and explore the quaint fishing village.
- Visit the nearby Matai Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area.
- Hike the nearby Cape Reinga Walkway, with stunning views of the coastline.
- Visit the Kauri Museum and learn about the history of the area.
- Go on a horseback riding tour of the area and take in the stunning scenery.
- Take a kayaking tour of the local waterways and explore the area.
- Visit the local wineries and sample some of the region's delicious wines.
- Spend the day exploring the nearby Karikari Peninsula and its stunning beaches.

Experience Tarakohe with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Tarakohe. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Tarakohe

Tarakohe in New Zealand experiences a temperate maritime climate with warm summers and mild winters. In summer (December-February), the average temperature is around 21°C, with occasional days of 30°C and above. Winter (June-August) brings cooler temperatures, with an average of around 10°C and occasional frosts. Spring (September-November) and autumn (March-May) are mild with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C. Rainfall is evenly spread throughout the year, with occasional heavy downpours.

Cruise weather for Tarakohe

Our weather forecast for Tarakohe helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 12.5 °C
min: 10.6 °C
10.4 m/s
10.1 m/s
40.6 %
24.1 m
71.6 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 12.1 °C
min: 10.6 °C
10.1 m/s
9.4 m/s
45.7 %
24.1 m
72.9 %
1,024 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 13.4 °C
min: 11.4 °C
38.5 m/s
43.9 m/s
99.9 %
24.1 m
76.4 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 13.1 °C
min: 11.2 °C
29.2 m/s
37.8 m/s
92.3 %
23.3 m
78.8 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 13.5 °C
min: 12.7 °C
46.1 m/s
61.9 m/s
99.0 %
12.5 m
86.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 13.0 °C
min: 10 °C
58.3 m/s
75.6 m/s
100.0 %
9.8 m
90.6 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 12.1 °C
min: 8.5 °C
36.0 m/s
37.8 m/s
63.0 %
24.1 m
72.1 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 9.3 °C
min: 6.5 °C
44.3 m/s
43.2 m/s
41.2 %
24.1 m
63.2 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 9.4 °C
min: 7.4 °C
46.1 m/s
55.1 m/s
26.6 %
24.1 m
63.8 %
1,022 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 10.5 °C
min: 7 °C
55.4 m/s
61.6 m/s
59.3 %
24.1 m
63.1 %
1,026 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 9.8 °C
min: 7.4 °C
43.6 m/s
56.2 m/s
91.9 %
24.1 m
64.4 %
1,030 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 11.4 °C
min: 9.2 °C
31.3 m/s
40.7 m/s
99.7 %
24.1 m
63.6 %
1,029 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 12.2 °C
min: 9.8 °C
43.3 m/s
53.3 m/s
93.7 %
19.8 m
76.5 %
1,024 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 12.1 °C
min: 9.6 °C
55.4 m/s
70.2 m/s
68.7 %
16.6 m
79.7 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 8th 2024 Aug. 8th 2024 max: 10.9 °C
min: 7.8 °C
42.1 m/s
52.9 m/s
61.8 %
22.4 m
72.2 %
1,007 hPa

Cruises to Tarakohe

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Scheduled ship calls in Tarakohe, New Zealand
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jan. 29th 2026 Thursday, 29th of Jan. 2026 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm

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