If you don't mind staying 20 kilometres outside of the city's core, consider the suburb of Whangarei. This area has 20 available options, such as Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre and Asure Cherry Court Motor Lodge.
If you find yourself requiring more accommodation options in Ruakaka, try the Discovery Settlers Hotel and the Motel Six. They are 20 kilometres and 20 kilometres away from the city's main streets. If these two aren't what you're looking for, you can try the Burgundy Rose Motel or the Cheviot Park Motor Lodge.
If you'd like to check out some close by cities, try Mangawhai Heads and Whangarei. Travel 25 kilometres to the southeast of Ruakaka and you'll locate Mangawhai Heads. That said, Whangarei is 25 kilometres to the northwest. Mangawhai Heads accommodations are the Mangawhai Heads Holiday Park and Mangawhai Chalets. Whangarei choices are the Motel Villa Del Rio and Continental Motel.
Just because you are on vacation, doesn't mean you can't indulge in your love of all things sport. Northland Event Centre can be found to the northwest of Ruakaka. Like to stay near the action? The Cypress Court Motel and the Casablanca Motel could both be perfect.
Hotels in Ruakaka start at AU$85 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.