Discover Whangarei

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Hatea River forest walk

Discover Whangarei District. The small attractive city is nestled between forest-clad hills at the heart of the Whangarei Harbour and nowhere in the District is more than 40 kilometres from the coast. Explore the outstanding Tutukaka Coast, Whangarei Heads, Bream Bay, Ruakaka and Waipu.

KIA ORA! Greetings! →

KIA ORA! Greeting! Haere mai ngā​ manuhiri. Welcome to our visitors.

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Cultural Attractions →

Authentic Maori cultural attractions close to the city centre

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Family Fun →

​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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Surfing →

Whangarei’s spectacular east coast is brimming over with gorgeous white sand beaches and coves offering clean well-formed waves.

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Kayaking →

Kayak tranquil harbours, sheltered estuaries and pristine coastlines with a secluded cove or beach revealed around every headland passed.

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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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Waterfalls →

The Whangarei District features six beautiful waterfalls, all with their own distinct personalities. Grab your camera and visit them all.

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Arts →

Discover galleries, exhibitions and events showcasing the creative arts in all mediums

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The Sculpture Trail →

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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Journeys →

The Twin Coast Discovery Highway and Whangarei Byways Journeys

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Eat and Drink →

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

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