Verdant, vibrant and very diverse, Whangarei is a modern city set in a benevolent sub-tropical landscape. With a thriving arts community, cafés and restaurants serving the freshest of Northland produce and a climate that can bring on a BBQ at the drop of a hat, the people of Whangarei have something special to share. more
At the heart of the city centre is an attractive shopping mall, with creative copper trees among the greenery and a unique timeline cast in a series of bronze plaques that tell the local history as you wander through. For the shopper within, there is a choice from department stores to designer boutiques and, of course, plenty of local art.
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10 tree-top challenge courses packed with thrill, fun and action. There are circuits for all ages and abilities, with countless obstacles and of course lots of flying foxes: wire traverses, tight ropes, exciting swings, treacherous nets, wobbly bridges, zip-lines, it's awesome! Tree-huger or daredevil, come along with your friends or family to share a great adventure.
Ara Roa Villa & Boutique lodgings is a collection of private, secluded, contemporary and professionally maintained luxury accommodation retreats. Located in the Whangarei District along the Whangarei Heads glorious Pacific Coastline. The locations and views are truly outstanding.
Mobile-friendly - Located in Northland, Avenue Heights Motel is centrally located with a range of units modern in construction and architecture. Close to all amenities and ideally suited for corporates, couples and families. Modern conveniences including LCD TV's with Sky TV, recliner chairs, high speed broadband Internet, fax and photocopying services and a swimming pool.
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Botanica is a horticultural complex where the public can come and enjoy a colourful and exotic range of plants. The facility includes, a heated conservatory for tropical plants, a cactus house, an extensive fernery, a small Japanese style garden and a shade garden area.
Mobile-friendly - Guaranteed laughter while trying something new! With Bumper Ball you can bump into your mates while playing a variety of games. You just need at least 6 people and we'll come to you, and we're in 6 cities around NZ. Anyone from age 7 up can have a go. Minimum Rules, Maximum Fun!
Camp Waipu Cove is your perfect camping getaway. We are nestled at the southern end of beautiful Bream Bay, far from the bustle of towns and cities yet providing all your essential amenities. Nearby activities include swimming, surfing, fishing, diving, visiting thw Waipu Caves or the Waipu Museum, hiking and horse riding. A new "All weather and TV room".
Mobile-friendly - Range of warm, affordable units with full facilities including in-house video. Close to civic amenities and transport. Central location. Cooked/continental breakfast to units, conference facilities/equipment for up to 20 people, off-street parking. Swimming pool & spa pool, children's playground, trampoline and games room, barbecue, guest laundry.
Mobile-friendly - Cheviot Park Motor Lodge in Whangarei offers ground-floor Studio's, One-Bedroom Suites and furnished three-bedroom holiday houses. Features include Sky TV with 50+ channels Mysky enabled including movies and sport, cartoon channel, Free WiFi, swimming pool, private spa room and BBQ area. Breakfast available. Accessibility Unit. Conference Facilities. Friendly management. All this only one kilometre from Whangarei City Centre.
Mobile-friendly - Comfort Hotel Flames is ideal for those travelling for business or pleasure, and it offers the ultimate environment to relax & enjoy the surroundings. Located seven minutes from the Whangarei CBD, there's 21 superior studio rooms, fabulous restaurant dining, a multi award-winning chef, conference venue, stunning wedding and function facilities. The rooms also overlook the beautiful Whangarei Harbour.
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Mobile-friendly - From local hot spots to popular attractions, there's always something to do when staying at Discovery Settlers. With a wide variety of accommodation options to cater for every travellers requirements, the hotel is perfectly placed for sight-seeing around sub-tropical Northland. Enjoy dining at the popular on-site Settlers Bar & Grill and FREE unlimited WiFi throughout the hotel.
Mobile-friendly - Conveniently located opposite the stunning Whangarei Marina and a few minutes walk from the city centre this Whangarei hotel is perfectly suited to both business and leisure travellers. All comfortable guest rooms and suites are air-conditioned and offer free unlimited WiFi and 50+ SKY TV channels. Restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, spa, gym and conference facilities are also available.
Our friendly team tailors the day to suit you; air-fills, equipment and retail sales, full equipment hire, professional crews and 364-day-a-year operations, PADI training for all levels. Purpose-built dive-boats take you to a site matching your ability, we help you enjoy your dives. With dramatic landscape, passionate people and stories that entwine the two, Dive! Tutukaka delivers a total experience.
Come and try your hand at Indoor Mini Golf. Our brand new 18-hole course has seven amazing themes from our very own Glow Worm Caves right through to the Ancient Ruins. Come and check it out for yourself and bring the family along!
Mobile-friendly - Far North Rentals are located in Kerikeri, Paihia, and Kaitaia, we offer a friendly customer orientated service aimed at making your visit as pleasant as possible. Our range of vehicles include small/medium/large sedans, people-movers (7/8 seats) and 12-seater vans. Pick-up and drop off can be arranged for Kaitaia/Kerikeri townships, Kaitaia/Kerikeri Airports, Paihia, Russell and Opua Marina.
Mobile-friendly - Auckland's Ultimate Sightseeing Adventure. Flight Hauraki is Auckland's fixed wing scenic flight specialist. If you really want to see Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf there's no better way than from above. Based at Ardmore Airport and Waiheke Island Airfield, Flight Hauraki is well positioned to offer a stunning array of scenic flights and transfer flights.
Northland’s new downhill mountain bike trail park is also home to New Zealand’s first monster scooters. Adventure for the whole family. Come and check out our awesome funky cafe on the hill too!!! Mountain bike tracks have now opened, scooter tracks opening 16th February. Contact us for more info!
Quality self-contained accommodation in a nice QUIET location only 1 minute drive off state highway 1. Ideal for corporate travellers, visitors to Whangarei, groups and couples. Kingswood Manor Motel’s accommodation consists of 19 individual units in a 2-storey tudor-inspired property only 5 minutes drive north of Whangarei CBD. One of our ground-floor studios offers access accommodation with wheelchair accessible facilities.
Mobile-friendly - Explore Northland's unique natural history and heritage with us. Northland’s only captive Kiwi viewing, plus Tuatara, Gecko & more. Taonga Maori on display – treasured Korowai (cloak), jewellery, weapons and tools. Special exhibitions featured in the Whangarei Museum. Historic homestead, chapel & school. Relax and revive in our beautiful grounds. Close to quality cafes & only 6ks from city centre.
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Come and see how New Zealand's only oil refinery works. Brand new interactive display where you can "tour" the refinery in 3D. A 130sqm scale model and dramatic 20-minute light and sound show reveal the innermost workings of this impressive site.
Looking for a rental car in Whangarei, either for touring the top of the North Island or heading further south? Look no further than the Whangarei branch of New Zealand Rent a Car. We have competitive and negotiable rates. Good cars, good service, good value! Maximise your vacation time in a rental car from New Zealand Rent a Car.
Come on board the Perfect Day, a purpose built multi-deck cruise boat with all facilities. We'll take you on a tour to show you the splendour of the Poor Knights Islands, including a visit right inside the world's largest sea cave. Enjoy kayaking or snorkelling whilst a delicious buffet lunch is prepared.
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Carmen Underwater - Whangerei (NZL)
Carmen Underwater - Complete Tour 2017-18. There will be no entrance fee, donations welcome. "I'm looking forward to seeing you." - Carmen www.carmenunderwater.com As the winner of the “Listen to Berlin ...
Where: The Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei
Address: 8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei
From: 6:30pm on Thursday 22nd March 2018
To: 8:30pm on Thursday 22nd March 2018
On fortnightly Thursdays, join us for improvisation/theatresports jams (please note this is not a show, it's an interactive jam session). We'll play acting games, stretch our vocal cords, contort our bodies into weird ...
Where: OneOneSix, Whangarei
Address: 116a Bank St, Whangarei
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 25th January 2018
To: 7:45pm on Thursday 19th April 2018
Learn to skate from scratch or at an intermediate level. At Skatescool we do all sorts of fun activities on skates! We learn drills and skills allowing skaters to pass a series of levels, we play various fun games, we ...
Where: Onerahi Community Centre, Whangarei
Address: 130 Onerahi Road, Whangarei
From: 3:15pm on Thursday 8th February 2018
To: 4:15pm on Thursday 5th April 2018
The Garden That Time Forgot
'The Garden that Time Forgot' is an original Northland Youth Theatre performance directed by Georgia-May Pope and Sarah Parker, in collaboration with Circus Kumarani, and set in the Whangarei Quarry Gardens. Follow ...
Where: Whangarei Quarry Gardens, Whangarei
Address: 37a Russell Road, Whangarei
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 21st March 2018
To: 7:30pm on Sunday 25th March 2018
1st Kamo Girls' Brigade
Girls' Brigade meets during term time from 6pm. We provide fun activities for girls aged 5 to 18 years who want to get the most out of life. Our weekly programme encourages girls to develop a range of physical, ...
Where: Saint John's Golden Church Centre, Whangarei
Address: 149 Kamo Rd, Kensington, Whangarei
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 23rd February 2017
To: 7:45pm on Thursday 8th November 2018
Whangarei Sculpture Symposium
The Whangarei Sculpture Symposium is a unique event held in Northland. The 2018 event will run from 12 March until 22 March once again on Hihiaua Peninsular. For 2018, artists are invited to create a form that relates ...
Where: Hihiaua Park, Whangarei
Address: Pohe Island Rd, Whangarei
From: 9:00am on Monday 12th March 2018
To: 4:00pm on Thursday 22nd March 2018
Positive Relationship Tools
Free NLP Seminar: Positive Relationship Tools: for home, for the workplace, for the world. This is a free 90 minute seminar that I am offering to the public to increase awareness of how NLP skills can enhance our ...
Where: Old Public Trust Building, Whangarei
Address: 69 Bank St, Whangarei
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 22nd March 2018
To: 8:30pm on Thursday 22nd March 2018
Practice makes perfect! This 6 week course is aimed at those who want to practice skills and gain techniques through regular sessions. It's a real opportunity to get to grips with developing an idea or project with ...
Where: Quarry Arts Centre, Whangarei
Address: 21 Selwyn Ave, Whangarei
From: 5:30pm on Thursday 15th February 2018
To: 7:30pm on Thursday 22nd March 2018
Maree Wilson - In the Absence of Words
MD Gallery proudly presents Maree Wilson - In the Absence of Words. This new body of works celebrates both the light and dark of elusive landscape memories: the moments before a storm kicks in... the wonder of the ...
Where: Megan Dickinson Gallery, Whangarei
Address: 12 Rust Ave, Whangarei
From: 5:00pm on Thursday 8th March 2018
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 24th March 2018
Currently in the Kowhai Room, next to reception at the Pulse, Community Yoga (now on Thursday evenings) is suitable for everyone in the family. Asanas (yoga poses/postures - flexibility exercises, stretching and toning) ...
Where: The Pulse, Whangarei
Address: 13 Whaka Street, Raumanga, Whangarei
From: 5:00pm on Thursday 8th March 2018
To: 6:15pm on Thursday 5th April 2018