If its an aqua adventure in, on, around, or under the water you can do it in Whangarei. Complement your itinerary with special cultural encounters, forest and eco experiences, or indulge and luxuriate in style.
Browse by type
Whangarei has an artisan’s heart and a reputation as a ‘must see’ art and craft capital. An outstanding art museum, well established cooperatives and art and craft fairs that support and showcase local talent. Music, dance and drama events, local and international, entertain and inspire throughout the year. Read More
Where to start? How about paintballing, four wheel driving, skateboarding, 10 pin bowling, visit a farm park, or a working dairy farm or even New Zealand’s only refinery! Take a breath, and then grab great coffee and food before heading out for the shopping! Whangarei has it all – you’ll love it here! Read More
Get the adrenalin flowing with unguided caving, mountain biking for all levels, hunting and off road driving. Choose from short, simple but beautiful urban sculpture walks to all day treks through some of the most outstanding coastline and native forest you will encounter – and will get the heart pumping. Read More
No part of Whangarei is more then 40 kilometres from the coast. The locals live, eat and breathe water activities. They play in, on and under the water and you can too. Experience the most sublime Marine Reserves with spectacular aquatic life. Sail, surf, fish, dive, kayak or simply relax on one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever enjoy. Read More
The Whangarei district is home to internationally significant and unique wildlife reserves including the world-renowned Poor Knights Islands – dive, snorkel, sightseeing and eco-tour trips depart daily from Tutukaka, and the Ruakaka / Waipu Wildlife Reserve, home to one of the rarest of New Zealand's birds. Read More