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Whangarei lies on State Highway One, 160km north of Auckland, with an airport only minutes from the city centre.
Getting to Whangarei
State Highway 1 spans the length of the district, roads which radiate from Whangarei to the coast and interland all feature compelling rural and coastal landscapes. Read More
Whangarei is well served by scheduled airline flights from Auckland and several regional airports. Read More
While there are no scheduled passenger shipping services, for international yachties Whangarei is a popular port of entry to the country. Read More
View our interactive maps of the Whangarei District. Read More
Getting around Whangarei
Local bus service Northbus operate City Link bus services Monday – Saturday.
To check out our wider district select from one of our Shuttle / Personalised Tour operators. Read More
For the more adventurous, explore Whangarei’s natural beauty, stunning coastlines and temperate climate by bike. Read More
A choice of local taxis and shuttle compaines are available providing transport around Whangarei district and meeting scheduled flights at the airport. Read More
Charter flights are a great way to view Whangarei's stunning coastline and and inland bush, find a charter flight operator here. Read More
Motorhomes or campervans are a great way to explore the region. Read More
Rental cars are available from central Whangarei and Whangarei airport. Read More
Because of the complex geography and coastal nature of the district, roads can be windy and sometimes narrow (only one lane) - a condition to which many international drivers are not accustomed. So do not be misled by looking at a map - there are so many contrasts along the way you will frequently want to stop, explore and take pictures.
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