Although this area provides an escape from the city life there are three shops in immediate vicinity which provide the daily essentials of life.

Oakura Bay Store– Phone 09 4336 888 Large range of food stuffs and groceries, wine and beer, bits and pieces of general hardware, petrol, oil, diesel and BBQ LPG. Also acts as the local post office and will hold mail for you addressed to “your name” c\o Oakura Bay Store, Northland.

Oakura Takeaways and Tea Rooms - Phone 09 4336 008 Fish and chips and burgers all year. Delicious fresh bread and croissants in summer.

aO-A-Kura Bay Fish Dive and Cruse phone - 0800 625 872 Small dinghy’s, kayaks, 4 meter and 6 meter runabouts. Dive and fishing charters. Bare boat or skippered.