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 - Perfect location for couples and business travellers. We offer a b&b in a rural tranquil setting just a few minutes drive from picturesque Whangarei city and marina. We are within walking distance of the caves. We also offer a private venue for your boutique wedding within the grounds of Abbey Barn. A stunning garden setting for your special day.
Mobile-friendly - Air Auckland is one of the best airlines in New Zealand providing various tour packages, such as romantic lunch with scenic flight and geothermal trip. Based in Ardmore Auckland and Whitianga, we offer regular flights to Whitianga and the Great Barrier Island. Our charter service could easily accommodate your needs. Take a scenic flight over auckland and view amazing scenery.
Mobile-friendly - Located in Northland, Avenue Heights Motel is centrally located with a range of units modern in construction and architecture. Accommodation 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 - 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.
Brightlane Luxury Transfers offers world class service and luxury transfers in Auckland and surrounding cities and towns. Fixed, affordable prices, instant online bookings and first class service. Personalised, small group, chauffeured tours throughout New Zealand. Our long distance city to city service includes Whangarei, Hamilton and Waikato transfers to and from Auckland Airport. Upgrade your travel with Brightlane today.
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 - Casa Blanca Motel offers spacious affordable accommodation for singles to large groups and families. There is plenty of parking available and heaps of room for the kids to play. We have a swimming pool, spa pool, trampoline as well as a Games room with Pool Table, Dartboard and Library. We also provide Barbecues and a guest laundry.
Mobile-friendly - Offers ground-floor Studio's, One-Bedroom Suites and furnished two Three-Bedroom Holiday Houses. Features include Android Smart TV’s with UHF Freeview, Netflix, Sky Sport Go and other digital subscription service App’s preinstalled and ready for your account login, Air Conditioning, Free WiFi, Swimming pool, Private spa room, BBQ available. Continental Breakfast available. Four Electric Vehicle charging stations. Accessibility-Unit. Conference Facilities. Friendly management.
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 - Located opposite the stunning Whangarei Marina and iconic Hundertwasser Art Centre. Air-conditioned rooms with FREE unlimited WiFi. Recently refurbished Superior Rooms present 51” smart TVs and enhanced soundproofing & luxury cloud-like beds ensure a restful night’s sleep. Restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, spa, gym & complimentary parking
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.
Extreme Mini Golf, a totally indoor, glow-in-the-dark course, complete with 18 holes and 6 different themed areas - The Croods Cave, Alice's Wonderland, Monsters Inc. Industrial Zone, The Circus, Alien Space and Ancient Egypt. Great fun for the entire family. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 - With 23 branches nationwide, we often need to relocate our cars around the country. Our 'Relocation Specials' are one-way car hires ranging from 1 to 4 days from specific branches at certain times. You will get a heavily discounted rate without the one-way hire fee. It's a great way to explore the country for less! Pay less experience more!
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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Mobile-friendly - Luxury accommodation set on a 100-acre private coastal estate nestled between a backdrop of outstanding native bush and breathtaking views over the Northland Coast. As the estate's only guest, relax in the architecturally designed executive retreat, swim in your own secluded cove, walk the surrounding coastal trails or enjoy the many activities in Northland using Taiharuru as your base.
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Wahine Toa II - World Championship Boxing
D&L Events are excited to present WAHINE TOA II This boxing fight night featuring two female World Champion boxers returning home to Northland to defend their world titles! Mea Motu (Pukepoto) takes on Chandni ...
Where: McKay Stadium, Whangarei
Address: 97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington, Whangarei
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 11:55pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
WADPA presents - SHINE
Get ready to be dazzled! This year is WADPA's 41st spectacular show at Forum North! We can hardly contain our excitement as we prepare to unveil the extraordinary performances we've been working so hard on. This year's ...
Where: Forum North, Whangarei
Address: 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei
From: 6:00pm on Friday 1st December 2023
To: 8:45pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
Come and celebrate our 25th birthday with us at our Garden Festival! This whānau-friendly event will have something for everyone, with live music, sausage sizzle, kids' activities, plant sales, art sales, and even ...
Where: Whangarei Quarry Gardens, Whangarei
Address: 37a Russell Road, Whangarei
From: 9:00am on Friday 1st December 2023
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
The Artisans Market
Come and be a part of The Artisans Market's summer season! Indulge in delicious food and explore a thoughtfully curated assortment of talented artisans. There's no shortage of excitement awaiting you! We'll be located ...
Where: Town Basin, Whangarei
Address: Dent St, Whangarei
From: 9:00am on Saturday 21st October 2023
To: 1:30pm on Saturday 23rd December 2023
Whangarei A&P Show 2023
142nd Show- One Epic Show Day! The 142nd Whangarei A&P Show at Barge Showgrounds on Saturday 2nd December! ONE EPIC SHOW DAY when the country comes to town! Come and join us!! $15 entry - $5 for school students - ...
Where: Barge Showgrounds, Whangarei
Address: Maunu Road, Maunu, Whangarei
From: 9:00am on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
Maungatapere Christmas Market
Nau mai, haere mai, come and join us for a festive night of shopping, eating and community spirit. The Maungatapere Christmas Market will be held on Saturday the 2nd and Saturday the 16th of December 2023. You'll find a ...
Where: Maungatapere Community Church, Whangarei
Address: 997 Otaika Valley Road, Whangarei
From: 4:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
Summer markets featuring an eclectic range of local artists, artisans, food trucks and live music! Join us for an afternoon in the sunshine. Soak up the happy vibes in the beautiful location of the Marina Green at ...
Where: Tutukaka Marina, Tutukaka, Whangarei District
Address: Marina Rd, Tutukaka, Whangarei District
From: 4:00pm on Saturday 21st October 2023
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 30th March 2024
Cinderella A Pantomime!
The original rags to riches story! Prince Charming returns from his ten-year travels abroad only to no longer want to be Prince! Against her evil stepmother and evil step-sister's demands, Cinderella abandons her ...
Where: Octagon Theatre, Whangarei
Address: 13 Aubrey St, Regent, Whangarei
From: 6:45pm on Friday 24th November 2023
To: 10:45pm on Saturday 9th December 2023
Paint By Numbers - Geological Map Project
Te Riu-a-Māui / Zealandia + The Great Te Tai Tokerau Northland ‘Paint by Numbers’ Geological Map Project - A Community Collaboration. This story begins Over 250 million years ago when the bedrock of ...
Where: Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, Whangarei
Address: 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Friday 20th October 2023
To: 4:00pm on Thursday 29th February 2024
The Bubble Show
Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling, science and bubble art! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke ...
Where: ONEONESIX, Whangarei
Address: 116a Bank Street, Whangarei
From: 2:00pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023