The Totara North wharf and boat ramp, just 3 minutes away gives immediate access to a whole range of water based activities in the sheltered harbour waters.

Fishing, recreational and Game Fishing.  Whangaroa Harbour is known as the “Marlin Capital” of the world. Scallop diving and shell fish collecting.   

Sailing, and windsurfing.  Kayaking, plenty of bays and rivers to explore in the harbour.   

Fabulous walking opportunities for the novice or experienced tramper.  The memorable Wairakau stream track passes our gate.  Guided Eco tours are available.    

Exploring the beautiful east coast beaches, ideal swimming, and exciting surf beaches.  

Playing one of the 5 Golf courses in the area, including the international Kauri Cliffs course.     

Enjoying café and fine dining, vinyard tours and restaurants, arts and craft, galleries, historic places.  

Boat charter to the Cavalli Islands.

Dive trips to the Rainbow Warrior.


“Our best stay in the north, looking forward to the walk now” Stan and Dom, Auckland  

“lovely bush, lovely sea, lovely walks, lovely warmth, lovely house, lovely” A & K, Christchurch

“A wonderful climax to our N.Z. trip” Jean and Will, UK   

“An idyllic spot for the last days of our Northland holiday. Great walk on the Wairakau Track.” Col and Marjorie,  Wanganui 

© cedarhouse 2009      * (Capt. Richard A Cruise, commander of the military detachment aboard the British Naval supply ship “Dromedary ) March 1820

 The Cedar House 

 Holiday Home


Whangaroa Harbour, “ A Singular and Beautifully Romantic Place” *