Plan & prepare
You can access Waikaraka Reserve directly from the small Council reserve off the Whangarei Heads Road at Waikaraka.
Motukaroro Reserve is located at Reotahi. Turn onto Reotahi Road (at the southern end of McLeod Bay, Whangarei Heads). Continue down Reotahi Road onto Beach Road. The car park is at the end of Beach Road, where you can walk down to the reserve.
There are boat launching ramps at Onerahi, Parua Bay, Tamaterau, Reotahi, Urquhart Bay and across the harbour at Marsden Point, Marsden Bay and One Tree Point.