Opononi is a beach settlement in Hokianga Harbour, in the Northland region. Opononi gained its fame in the mid-1950s from the tame dolphin Opo, who let children ride on her back. Catch a water taxi from Opononi Wharf to giant sand dunes where you can go dune surfing or walk to amazing sandstone formations. more
Accommodation in and around Opononi includes a holiday park with cabins and campsites, bed & breakfast, self-catering motels, and a resort hotel with separate budget backpacker wing.
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Fully-Supported, 5 star all-inclusive biking and hiking tours, experience the real Northland! Quality ebikes, wonderful scenery, first class accommodation, history, culture, excellent food. Our tours get you get off the beaten track, experience sights you can’t get to by car, leave knowing you have ventured into the heart of Northland. The subtropical climate allows tours to run all year round.
Mobile-friendly - Okopako Lodge is situated is on a family farm and has large decks with panoramic views of the countryside, native bush and Hokianga Harbour. Okopako provides reasonably priced accommodation within a rural eco-farm and gardens setting. Lodge accommodation plus tent and campervan sites.
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Blood High 2
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Where: ONEONESIX, Whangarei
Address: 116a Bank Street, Whangarei
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 10th November 2022
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 26th November 2022
Parua Bay School Art Exhibition: POSTPONED
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Where: Parua Bay School, Whangarei Heads, Whangarei District
Address: Whangarei Heads Road, Parua Bay, Whangarei Heads, Whangarei District
From: 6:00pm on Friday 11th November 2022
To: 7:30pm on Friday 11th November 2022
Launch Event: 'landing In Whangārei' Storytelling Tour
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Where: Pūtahi Park, Whangarei
Address: Corner of Dent Street and Riverside Drive, Whangarei
From: 5:30pm on Friday 11th November 2022
To: 7:00pm on Friday 11th November 2022
Artist Talk: Alan Squires
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Where: Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, Whangarei
Address: 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei
From: 2:30pm on Friday 11th November 2022
To: 11:59pm on Friday 11th November 2022
Hospice Art Exhibition & Auction
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Where: Hangar Gallery, Whangarei
Address: 14 Cross Street, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Tuesday 1st November 2022
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
In 'Brickell-brac', artists Karl Fritsch and Laurie Steer and friends have created a site-specific response to, and celebration of, the work of legendary ceramicist, writer and conservationist Barry Brickell. The project ...
Where: Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei
Address: Town Basin, Dent Street, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Tuesday 27th September 2022
To: 4:00pm on Monday 2nd January 2023
Shane Cotton: Kei Muri Ngā Mea I Te Rā
29 October 2022 - 26 February 2023 Shane Cotton: Kei Muri Ngā Mea I Te Rā. The Wairau Māori Art Gallery celebrates one of Aotearoa’s leading contemporary Māori artists, in his first solo exhibition in Te Tai ...
Where: Wairau Māori Art Gallery, Whangarei
Address: 2 Quayside, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Saturday 29th October 2022
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 26th February 2023
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show
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Where: The Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei
Address: 8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei
From: 8:30pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
To: 11:30pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
Dancing Queen: A Tribute to ABBA
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Where: Forum North, Whangarei
Address: Rust Ave, Whangarei
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
The Artisans Market
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Where: Canopy Bridge, Whangarei
Address: Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei
From: 9:00am on Saturday 5th November 2022
To: 1:30pm on Saturday 1st April 2023