About Whangarei

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Hatea River forest walk

Whangarei city, New Zealand’s warmest city is nestled between forest-clad hills at the heart of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour. Nowhere in the District is more than 40 kilometres from the spectacular coastline.

Visitor Maps & Guides →

Plan your visit around Whangarei with our useful visitor maps and guides that highlight all the great things to see and do here.

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DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 →

The thirtieth DHL New Zealand Lions Series kicks off at Toll Stadium, Whangarei on Saturday 3 June 2017 with The British & Irish Lions taking on the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians

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Accessible Whangarei →

Find out about accessibility for those with limited mobility or disabilities.

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Weather & Climate →

With about 2000 hours of sunshine every year and having the warmest city in New Zealand, Whangarei locals and visitors enjoy outdoor activities all year round

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Eat and Drink - Dining Guide →

Whangarei offers a delicious variety of dining options with many located at superb coastal areas and waterside locations.

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Culture & History →

Read about the arrival and settlement of people to Whangarei since 1000AD

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The Arts →

Discover galleries and exhibitions showcasing unique works of art and craft in all mediums, many of them strongly inspired by Whangarei’s unique cultural, physical and spiritual environment.

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Camping & Motorhomes →

With a mild, sub-tropical climate you can enjoy Whangarei’s stunning coastal, rural and urban environment all year round – there’s no snow here!

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Flora & Fauna →

Whangarei has a fascinating range of flora and fauna - from the rarest bird to the stunning crimson and gold of native flowers.

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Geology →

Whangarei; land of extraordinary coastal landscapes, sleeping volcanoes and rolling green hills

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