The Bay House Tauranga Bay


The Bay House Tauranga Bay watch the breakers while you enjoy fantastic food in Tauranga Bay


The Bay House Tauranga Bay – you can sit outside too


The Bay House Tauranga Bay -be sure to ask for a window seat!


The Bay House Tauranga Bay – amazing views from you table

Tauranga Bay is an amazing coastal location and we are lucky enough to have The Bay House there too. So the perfect day -the first day of Spring like weather in 2015 mixed with a super high tide and a lovely lunch followed by a visit to the seals – who could ask for more!

So after an early light lunch of scallops and local black puffing plus snapper and salad we headed down to the shore line. It was high tide and the Tasman Sea was putting on an amazing show as you can see from the pictures. And we managed not to get wet!


15th August 2015 super high tide with a big swell made for some spectacular white water


wild surf and blue sky



wild surf

The Bay House Cafe on at the Southerly end of the horseshoe shaped Tauranga Bay. At the North end is the famous seal colony. One of the largest fur seal colonies in New Zealand. Seal numbers vary throughout the year but today due to the wild surf hundreds of seals were sunbathing on the rocks.The viewing platform is high above the colony so the seals are oblivious to your presence and with a zoom lens you can get some amazing pictures. My attempts for today are below.


How many seals can you see???


An unusual site at the seal colony – this cheeky fearless Weka is trying to steal something it thinks is edible from right under the seal’s nose – the seal chased the Weka away repeatedly


and here is the weka again


how many seals?



Lots of seabirds around Tauranga Bay too – these two were happy to pose for me and my camera!


As you drive to Tauranga Bay watch out for farmed deer in the paddocks alongside the road



This is another weka that we managed to see up close beside the footpath to the seals. We have lots of these at Birds Ferry Lodge



This is the walkway to the seals. It is a well prepared surface making for easy walking and pushchair and wheelchair friendly too

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