Whangarei Northland

Visit Whangarei, Northland, NZ

Whangarei is New Zealand’s northernmost city and the administrative centre of the Northland region. It is an aquatic paradise, with more than 100 beaches close by, and near to some of the best fishing and diving areas. Whangarei is a convenient base from which to explore the attractions of the Northland region.

Accommodation in Whangarei (NZ)

Whangarei has many accommodation options to choose from -  Whangarei motels and hotels, backpackers and holiday parks (budget accommodation), Whangeri Bed and breakfast lodges (B&B) and 5-Star luxury resorts and New Zealand Apartments

Whangarei is located near 100 stunning beaches, and many properties are near a white sandy beach, or in a waterfront location.

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Whangarei is an aquatic paradise, and a gateway to many bush and forest trails, and river activities. The harbour is a base for adventure, such as diving in a marine reserve, fishing, windsurfing or kayaking. Cruise options are available.

Whangarei has a vibrant art and craft scene, and offers great restaurant dining. There are many historic and cultural activities to enjoy, including museums, zoos, art galleries and shopping. Whangarei is within easy reach of Whangarei Heads.


 Services to and from the airport include courtesy transport, minivan and taxi. Further touring by coach, rental vehicle or motorhome can be arranged.


Tourist Activities in Whangarei

Because Whangarei harbour is close to deep water, it is a popular base for scuba diving and game fishing activities. The Poor Knights islands is one of the world’s best dive sights. Alternatively, there are many boat charter and tour options available.

The adventurous can try windsurfing, kayaking or scenic flights. The more leisurely minded can visit local museums and zoos, shop in art and craft galleries, and visit restaurants. Golf courses and spas are easily found.

Whangarei is close to a number of native bush forest reserves with hiking trails, Spectacular waterfalls near the city are often-visited picnic and barbecue spots.

Many people enjoy walking around the marina at Whangarei harbour, admiring sailing boats that have crossed the ocean to reach New Zealand.


Whangarei Northland