Coastal Walks At Henderson Bay

There are two great coastal walks that can be done at Henderson Bay, they both offer different landscapes and views and they both start from the main carpark at the end of Henderson Bay Road. The Coastal Cliff Walk Starting from the carpark turn north – this is the left
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Birding at Henderson Bay

There are alot of birds that make their home at Henderson Bay, both at the beach as well as on land and soaring overhead. This page highlights the commonly seen birds here as well as a full list of birds that have been sighted and photographed at Henderson Bay. Our
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Snorkeling Henderson Bay

There are many different areas for snorkelling, from the beginners through to the advanced divers. As the tide receeds small rock pools that are totally enclosed like a swimming pool open up on the north end of the beach, creating a safe environment for beginners who do not have to
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Family Activities

Henderson Bay is a safe place for families with children and offers a wide range of activities for your children that will keep them occupied for hours. When the tide starts to go out, safe swimming lagoons are created in and around the rock pools with the outer reef rocks
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Fishing At Henderson Bay

Henderson Bay is a spot that is often used by locals for rock fishing. At low tide the rocks that are revealed offer some great deep sea fishing without having to hire a boat as the reefs drop sharply in places. There are also tidal channels among the rocks where
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Surfing At Henderson Bay

Henderson Bay is a favourite spot for our local surfers with well known A-frame peaks usually a few hundred metres south from the car park.  Often when conditions are unfavourable for surfing on the west coast at Shipwreck Bay and other places, conditions here are favourable and only a short
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Endangered NZ Dotterel

For those of you who have a passion for birding, Henderson Bay is a great place for you to maybe see the endangered, endemic NZ dotterel, or tuturiwhatu as it is known in Maori. With a population of around 1700, this small wading bird is one of our rarest birds
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Birds on the Beach

This page can be used as an identification guide for some of the birds that are found out on the beach at Henderson Bay. The Northern New Zealand dotterel or Charadrius obscurus ssp. aquilonius has it’s own page as it makes it’s home here and is on the endangered list. 
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