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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Mobile-friendly - Located in the quiet countryside just a few minutes drive from picturesque Whangarei city and marina. If you are travelling with family and in need of place to be altogether, where you can relax and enjoy your holiday, this is your place. Walking distance to the Abbey Caves glow-worm caves. We can cater for up to 6 guests.
Mobile-friendly - Auckland's Ultimate Sightseeing Adventure. Air Auckland 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, Air Auckland is well positioned to offer a stunning array of scenic flights and transfer flights.
Mobile-friendly - Air Chathams has been bringing NZ's regional communities together by air for over 30 years. Privately-owned by Craig and Marion Emeny of the Chatham Islands, the airline provides a convenient, quality and reliable service that has cemented its reputation for looking after people. Flights to and from Whakatane, Whanganui, the Kapiti Coast and the Chathams Islands. NZ-wide speciality charters available.
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, Air-Con/heat pumps in all the units, recliner chairs, high speed broadband Internet, fax and photocopying services and a swimming pool.
Mobile-friendly - Discover what you've been missing with New Zealand's most trusted car rental brand, offering a wide range of late model cars, 4WDs and vans, available from more than 40 convenient locations nationwide. Avis rentals also include unlimited kilometres, free standard insurance, and 24-hour breakdown service from AA Roadside Assistance. You can also earn Airpoints Dollars™ when renting with Avis.
Mobile-friendly - Our 18 superior smoke free units include a variety of studios and one bedroom units. Our purpose-built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. Free Wifi, Heat-pump/Air-conditioning, and Smart TV in all units. Electric vehicle charging station. Qualmark 4 Star Plus quality accommodation. Ideal accommodation for exploring Whangarei and the Far North.
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 - 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, air conditioning, Free WiFi, swimming pool, private spa room and BBQ area. Breakfast available. Four Electric Vehicle charging stations. 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.
Convenient location, 5 minutes to Whangarei city centre. Exceptionally clean motel rooms offering a 2 Bedroom Apartment, 1 and 2 Bedroom units, Studio units and an Accessibility unit. Family friendly and group accommodation. Off-street parking for cars and street parking for trucks. Swimming and Spa Pool with BBQ area. Air-con. Free WiFi. Town Basin, sports grounds, superb restaurants all close-by.
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.
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.
Event Cinemas is the ultimate experience for movie-goers. Complete entertainment precincts that offer state-of-the-art venues that deliver the ultimate cinema experience with quality food and beverage: from bars with extensive wines by the glass and highly trained baristas in the purpose built cafes, to Scoop Alley – our self-service candy bar.
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!
Welcome to New Zealand's most versatile airline with many years of experience. We fly to Great Barrier Island and return seven days a week. We have four, 10 seat twin engine aircraft at your disposal parked at Auckland International Airport. We also can offer a helicopter if this is your preference. Come see how wonderful New Zealand really is.
Mobile-friendly - HeadsUp Adventures is Northland's newest mountain bike trail park and is also home to New Zealand's first monster scooters and Northland’s only forest paintball. Adventure for the whole family. Come and check out our awesome funky cafe on the hill and enjoy the beautiful ocean views!! Contact us for more info!
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.
Elegant masonry-style villa complex within walking distance of Whangarei's CBD, restaurants and conference facilities. Northland's award-winning Lodge Bordeaux offers 5-star Qualmark comfort to the discerning traveller and executive corporate market. The perfect holiday base for exploring the scenic Tutukaka Coast - one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, including spectacular seascapes and secluded sandy beaches. Romance Package available.
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.
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.
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Winter School Holidays
Join us these school holidays! We have something for everyone: Kiwi Feeding at 11, 1 and 3pm daily Tuatara Encounter 11.15am on Mon, Weds, Fri Activity Sessions 10am-12pm on July 8, 10 and 12th - BATS! Heritage Park ...
Where: Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, Whangarei
Address: 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Monday 8th July 2019
To: 4:00pm on Friday 19th July 2019
Cosmetic Tattoo Removal Education
This education is for students with existing skills in the permanent make-up or the microblading field. It is not suitable for beginners. This is an intensive one day training programme where you will be introduced to ...
Where: Skin Revision, Whangarei
Address: 23 Newton Road, Whangarei
From: 8:30am on Tuesday 16th July 2019
To: 5:00pm on Tuesday 16th July 2019
The successful leaders of the future understand how to build an inclusive workplace. In this three-hour workshop, we will cover: - Diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the role of leaders - Six signature traits ...
Where: The Orchard, Whangarei
Address: 35 Walton Street, Whangarei
From: 1:00pm on Tuesday 16th July 2019
To: 4:00pm on Tuesday 16th July 2019
Zumba Fitness with Del
Anybody can take a Zumba class. And I am not kidding! All you need is the will to move. Whether you’ve got zero coordination, two left feet, or have been a dancer all your life, there’s plenty of fun to be had. ...
Where: Kamo War Memorial Hall, Whangarei
Address: Cnr Boswell and Grant Sts, Kamo, Whangarei
From: 6:00pm on Monday 8th July 2019
To: 7:00pm on Tuesday 6th August 2019
The Great Plate
The Great Plate is back again for 2019! This annual fundraising Trade Me auction and exhibition is a not-to-be-missed event. This is a great opportunity for art-lovers to bid on original art works that have been ...
Where: Quarry Arts Centre, Whangarei
Address: 21 Selwyn Ave, Whangarei
From: 5:30pm on Friday 12th July 2019
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 27th July 2019
Job Club for Migrants and Newcomers
Looking for a Job? This will be a great opportunity to get updated tips that will help you succeed in the search of a job!! Drop-in and get assistance with your CV and Job Search. Use our computers and ...
Where: Multicultural Whangarei, Whangarei
Address: 71 Bank St, Whangarei, Whangarei
From: 1:00pm on Tuesday 22nd January 2019
To: 3:00pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019
Malcolm Harrison - A Celebration
This selection from the estate of nationally acclaimed textile artist Malcolm Harrison is a wonderful insight into the extent of his practice. His achievements in the areas of quilting and embroidery are well known; ...
Where: Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei
Address: Town Basin, Dent Street, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Thursday 27th June 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 25th August 2019
Special Exhibition | 31 May - 29 September 2019 Showcasing the history of Market Gardening in Whangarei. "A history of growing and selling food locally in Whangarei." Growing food locally is in Whangarei’s ...
Where: Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, Whangarei
Address: 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Friday 31st May 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 29th September 2019
The Glenlivet Winter Whisky Tour
Join Brand Ambassador David Wallace for a range tasting with The Glenlivet as part of The Glenlivet Winter Whisky Tour. We will start off with a cheese board & whiskey cocktail before taking an educational journey ...
Where: The Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei
Address: 8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019
Do It by the Book - School Holiday Programme
We are going to open our books and explore. Come along for the journey through wild worlds, music, games, magic tricks, crafts and activities galore. You know the library is the place to be to set your imagination ...
Where: Whangarei Central Library, Whangarei
Address: 5 Rust Avenue, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Tuesday 9th July 2019
To: 11:00am on Thursday 18th July 2019