Kia Ora Nau mai, Haere mai ki Whangarei Terenga Paraoa Hi and welcome to Whangarei

Welcome to Whangarei - Gathering Place of the Whales. These are the stories and legends from tangata whenua.

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Discover, explore, enjoy

Discover all the great things to do & see in subtropical Whangarei; love the spectacular beaches and walks, swim, dive, kayak or build a sandcastle. Enjoy great coffee and food, swing a golf club, cast a fishing line, shop at boutique markets and visit gorgeous galleries and fascinating museums. Find out more...

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Love our beaches

Nowhere in the District is more than 40 kilometres from the coast & with the Bay of Islands an easy one hour drive, Whangarei is the ideal base for your Northland holiday. 

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Spoiled for choice:

Places to stay

From quality lodges to back-to-nature camping, the selection of accommodation in Whangarei is varied and plentiful

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A Natural Wonder

The Poor Knights Islands

The Poor Knights Marine Reserve off the Tutukaka Coast provide outstanding world class scuba and snorkel diving, kayaking, paddle boarding along with an extraordinary history.

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