Only half an hour north-east of Whangarei, Tutukaka is the gateway to the Poor Knights Islands marine reserve. The Islands, 25km off shore, have been rated by the famous Jacques Cousteau as one of the top-ten dive sites in the world - the water is known for its clarity and an abundance of sea life. Sea currents and visibility up to 30 metres underwater allow the diver, (and kayaker or snorkeler) to see a highly-populated, rich and diverse tapestry of marine life. more
Famous in their own right for an abundance of flora, fauna, bird life and reptilia that have evolved in glorious isolation for over two million years, the Poor Knights stand sentinel over a marine reserve of spectacular topography, extraordinary diversity and unique life forms.
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Mobile-friendly - Maunga Iti, is a large bush block just inland from the stunning Tutukaka coastline. An easy 2 1/4 hour drive from Auckland, this delectable slice of kiwi paradise makes the perfect escape for weary city folk looking to recharge and relax. Perfect for couples, the luxury tent sits on a hill with a dreamy view overlooking bush and ocean.
Mobile-friendly - Award-winning Dive! Tutukaka, New Zealand’s largest dive charter company delivering the best sub-tropical diving in the world. Our five ocean-going vessels take over 12,000 people to The Poor Knights Islands every year. Offering air-fills, equipment and retail sales, full equipment hire, professional crews, 364-day-a-year operations, PADI training for all levels. Purpose-built dive-boats take you to a site matching your ability.
Luxurious haven created for discerning travellers with an adventurous spirit. Mākoha is derived from the Maori word meaning to be tranquil, undisturbed, gentle and compassionate. It is a unique, adults-only property, nestled on a protected headland in the heart of the magnificent Tutukaka Harbour - the gateway to the world famous Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.
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 - New Zealand's most spectacular holiday resort, only 30 minutes from Whangarei and two-and-a-half hours from Auckland. The resort overlooks the whole of Tutukaka Harbour, with breathtaking, panoramic ocean views across to the Poor Knights and the Hen and Chicken Islands. Nearby activities include swimming, boating, fishing, surfing, scuba diving, sightseeing and more. Simply relax or explore the amazing Tutukaka coastline.
Mobile-friendly - Perfect Day Ocean Cruise offers the ultimate non-diving Poor Knights experience, with sight-seeing, kayaking, cave explorations, snorkeling, swimming, snippets of fascinating history and Island facts and great food. The boat is incredibly well fitted-out, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, upstairs viewing, plenty of facilities and the fabulous 'fish cam' live video streaming underwater shots right into the boat.
Mobile-friendly - The Sands Motel accommodation in Tutukaka offers spacious accommodation with outside deck, 2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen with relaxing garden surroundings. Located in Whangaumu Bay on the picturesque Tutukaka Coast, close to Poor Knights Islands this is the perfect accommodation for swimming, surfing, diving, or just relaxing and exploring the wonderful Tutukaka Coastline. Whangarei is situated just 30 minutes away.
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Aotango - 'A Century of Tango' On Tour
Enjoy a seamless fusion of tango and world music in ‘A Century of Tango’' on tour, presented by the world-class musicians of Aotango. ‘A Century of Tango’ is a musical journey through the ...
Where: Dargaville Methodist Church, Dargaville, Kaipara
Address: 8 Awakino Road, Dargaville, Kaipara
From: 6:00pm on Monday 2nd October 2023
To: 8:00pm on Monday 2nd October 2023
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Where: Ngunguru Memorial Hall, Ngunguru, Whangarei District
Address: 1879 Ngunguru Road, Ngunguru, Whangarei District
From: 6:30pm on Monday 2nd October 2023
To: 8:00pm on Monday 8th January 2024
Whangārei Youth Art Exhibition 2023
Calling all young artists aged 5 to 17! Submit your entries for exhibition. Entries open until Sunday 10th September. The exhibition will then open on Thursday 21st September and run right through the school holidays. ...
Where: Yvonne Rust Gallery, Whangarei
Address: 21 Selwyn Ave, Whangarei, Whangarei
From: 5:00pm on Thursday 21st September 2023
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 7th October 2023
Monday Yoga in the upstairs lounge. With Radhe, yoga instructor for over 35 years. All welcome. https://facebook.com/events/s/poroti-yoga/673897564180782/ Contact Radhe 0273928220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Mangakahia Sports Complex, Maungatapere, Whangarei District
Address: Mangakahia Road, Poroti, Maungatapere, Whangarei District
From: 6:00pm on Monday 12th June 2023
To: 7:15pm on Monday 18th December 2023
Extraordinary Ordinary - Paintings by Sally Spicer
Join us for a stunning exhibition of new paintings by Whangārei artist, Sally Spicer. Working in both oil paint and watercolour, Sally draws from everyday life to create scenes that are dramatic and intriguing, yet ...
Where: Hangar Gallery, Whangarei
Address: 14 Cross Street, Whangarei
From: 5:30pm on Friday 22nd September 2023
To: 5:00pm on Friday 20th October 2023
Lisa Reihana: He Wai Ngunguru - Nomads of the Sea
Lisa Reihana the pioneering moving image and digital media artist will present He Wai Ngunguru - Nomads of the Sea, at The Wairau Māori Art Gallery this Matariki 14 July – 5 November. This highly anticipated ...
Where: Wairau Māori Art Gallery, Whangarei
Address: 2 Quayside, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Friday 14th July 2023
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 5th November 2023
CommUnity After 5 - Event Sponsorship and Funding
This months session aims to give direction and ideas when it comes to funding to take your event to the next level. From funding applications to bringing on board event sponsors, our panel will pass on the knowledge they ...
Where: Forum North, Whangarei
Address: 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei
From: 5:30pm on Tuesday 3rd October 2023
To: 7:00pm on Tuesday 3rd October 2023
Street Art Tour
Whangarei has an incredible street art trail and many hidden gems too. Come explore what our city has to offer and try your hand at making your own street art.
Where: ArtJam Studios, Whangarei
Address: 48 Riverside Drive, Whangarei
From: 11:00am on Monday 25th September 2023
To: 1:00pm on Friday 6th October 2023
School Holidays: Up in Space & Under the Sea
Come along and enjoy fun activities and stories that are out of this world! There will also be a special visit from Aki Fukuoka, children's book illustrator. Week One - 27, 28 & 29 September: Up in ...
Where: Whangarei Central Library, Whangarei
Address: 5 Rust Avenue, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Tuesday 26th September 2023
To: 11:00am on Thursday 5th October 2023
Teen Breakfast Club
Tweens and teens, brighten up your school holidays and let your creativity shine with fun craft activities and games at the library. It's free, no need to register. These holidays we are doing arts and crafts on ...
Where: Whangarei Central Library, Whangarei
Address: 5 Rust Avenue, Whangarei
From: 9:30am on Wednesday 27th September 2023
To: 12:00pm on Friday 6th October 2023