Discover 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.

Cultural Highlights →

Authentic Maori cultural attractions close to the city centre

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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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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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Fun for the Family →

​Whangarei offers a great choice of fun, family-friendly things to do. There are loads of free activities along with tours and experiences that are heaps of fun for everyone.

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Markets →

Savour New Zealand’s first Growers Market and the many other wonderful craft, art, community and antique markets, all with treasures to discover.

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Six Waterfalls →

The Whangarei District features six beautiful waterfalls, all with their own distinct personalities. Pack a picnic and visit them all. Whangarei Falls / Otuihau

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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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The Sculpture Trail - Town Basin →

Discover Whangarei, through the heart and creativity of its artists.

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Wildlife & Forest →

Whangarei has a fascinating diversity of flora and fauna; see kiwi and tuatara and walk through pristine native forests

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