Whangaroa - Northland - New Zealand
New Zealand is renowned for it's Big Game Fishing, and Butterfly Bay is situated right near the entrance to Whangaroa Harbour, 'Marlin Capital' of New Zealand.
Base yourself here and have easy access to Whangaroa and the Cavalli Islands, one of the most beautiful maritime areas in the world, offering spectacular fishing and cruising waters.
There are many large game fish to be caught including:
Blue, Black and Striped Marlin
Short Billed Spearfish
Mako and a variety of other large sharks.
Take a day cruise from the beautiful Whangaroa Harbour and catch Kingfish without having to venture out into open waters.
Return at sunset for a drink in the local 'Marlin Hotel' on the waterfront, which pulls a real good beer and offers fish stories and fish menu all cooked up by the locals.
"Sports fishing at it's best" is how Whangaroa is described.
Butterfly Bay is the ideal base to explore Northland and offers a whole range of activities to suit all ages and abilities as well as being a haven for those wishing just to get away from it all and relax.