Whisper Cover is a bird lovers paradise and has a small roosting bank where various endangered native shore birds roost.   Godwits, NZ Dotterills, Banded rails have been seen in adjacent wetlands and are nesting here.  Canadian Geese, ducks and a very friendly family of Pukekos visit us daily.

Whether you love art, wine, walking, cycling, sightseeing or just relaxing you can't help but enjoy this special part of the Matakana coast. Here's our pick of some of the local restaurants, eateries & experiences:


Local eateries @ Snells Beach

  • Little and Local
  • Chairs Cafe
  • Skillet & Fillet
  • Takeaways - Doon Masala