Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

Whangarei

The city of Whangarei is an excellent place to relax into the laid back Northland lifestyle. Watch the boats as you relax at a quayside café.

The City by the Sea - subtropical Whangarei. Head for the summit of Mount Parahaki, the highest point in the city. It was once the site of the largest Maori Pa (fortified village) in New Zealand. The excavations are still visible and interpretation of the area is provided at the site, which can be accessed by a pleasant walk through native forest from the summit.

Quayside at the town basin is a sophisticated yet leisurely centre for eating and entertainment. Modern landscaping blends perfectly with colonial architecture to create a gathering place for locals, visitors and yachties from all over the world. As well as stylish cafes and restaurants, there are museums, art galleries and specialty shops.

West of the city centre, in the suburb of Maunu, there’s an excellent natural history museum complete with Kiwi bird house. Nearby, a native bird recovery centre nurses birds back to health.

At Whangarei Falls, you can see the waterfall that’s often called the ‘most photogenic waterfall in New Zealand’. Drive further to Whangarei Heads and the Bream Head Scenic Reserve for outstanding walks and panoramic coastal and harbour views.

Whangarei is a good place to stock up on essential supplies if you’re planning to spend a few days at one of the region’s beaches. As an addictively laid-back beach city with plenty to see and great places to stay, you may find yourself sticking around longer than expected.

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A Whangarei View - Apartment and B&B - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
Kensington, Whangarei
094376238
Modern and central: fully fitted kitchen and 2 bedrooms (king and twin), right next to a scenic reserve. Quiet setting with private entrance and off-street parking. Private floor with luxurious lounge, reclining leather sofa, wooden floor and access to the subtropical garden. Stunning view... (more)
Aaron Court Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.30 64 Reviews
Whangarei
0800730731
Aaron Court Motel features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi access and free on-site parking. It is a 4-minute drive from central Whangarei and a 6-minute drive from the Kensington Stadium.The heated guest rooms have a kitchen with a microwave, a stove, a fridge, and tea/coffee making facilities... (more)
Ara Roa Unique Accommodation - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
9.80 49 Reviews
Whangarei
094365028
Ara Roa Unique Accommodation is a collection of very distinctive accommodation properties located along the Whangarei Heads glorious east coast, a convenient 30 minutes from Whangarei CBD.Private and secluded, contemporary and professionally maintained luxury retreats in Northland. Discove... (more)
ASURE Cherry Court Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.00 99 Reviews
Woodhill, Whangarei
0800405406
ASURE Cherry Court Motor Lodge is located in Whangarei. It has 15 superior units including studio and 1&2brm units. Conference facilities are available. Free Wi-Fi (limits may apply). ASURE Cherry Court Motor Lodge is situated at 35 Otaika Road. Tariff: 2 persons from $115; extra person... (more)
Avenue Heights Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.90 31 Reviews
Avenues, Whangarei
08004382737
Avenue Heights Motel is located in Whangarei. It has 10 luxury units and the room options are 7 studio, 2x1brm and 1x2brm. It is around 800m to Forum North Conference Centre and city, 1km to hospitals and Kensington Sports Centre. Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand. For d... (more)
Bella Vista Motel Whangarei - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.80 199 Reviews
Avenues, Whangarei
0800235528
Bella Vista Motel offers free internet access and affordable accommodations located just half a mile from central Whangarei, and its cafes, shops, restaurants and bars. Bella Vista offers modern studios and one-bedroom apartments that are comfortably furnished and include LCD TVs. Some ... (more)
BK's Pohutukawa Lodge - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.20 113 Reviews
Whangarei
0800200355
BK's Pohutukawa Lodge is located in Whangarei. It has 14 superior modern ground floor units and guests can choose from 10 studios, 3x1brm and 1x2brm apartment.BK's Pohutukawa Lodge is situated at 362 Western Hills Drive. Tariff: single/double $120-$160, extra adult $15, child $10; peak/sea... (more)
Blue Heron Holiday Park - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
Whangarei
094362293
Set on a private peninsula fringed by 200-year-old pohutukawa trees only 15 minutes from Whangarei, the idyllic holiday park is a nature lovers' haven with abundant bird and marine life. Situated at Tamaterau on the shores of Whangarei Harbour, the park has waterfront sites ideal for campe... (more)
Burgundy Rose Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
7.80 173 Reviews
Mairtown, Whangarei
0800228220
Burgundy Rose Motel offers self-contained accommodation with kitchen facilities. Just 5 minutes’ drive from Whangarei city centre, it features a private hot tub and a barbecue area. Free parking and free Wi-Fi access are provided.The heated guest rooms are equipped with electric blankets a... (more)
Casablanca Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.20 102 Reviews
Avenues, Whangarei
0800112272
Casablanca Motel is a 5-minute drive from Whangarei’s city centre, where many shops and dining options can be found. It offers self-contained accommodation with an outdoor pool and a daily room service. Free parking is provided on site, and there is space available for trailers and boats. ... (more)
Central Court Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
7.80 110 Reviews
Woodhill, Whangarei
0800990000
Central Court Motel offers clean and comfortable accommodations, located just a short drive from central Whangarei. Free 2-hour internet access per stay and free parking are available. All rooms at Central Court include cooking facilities and are serviced daily. The rooms are located on... (more)
Cheviot Park Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.60 161 Reviews
Woodhill, Whangarei
0508243846
Cheviot Park Motor Lodge is conveniently located on State Highway 1, only 1km from Whangarei City Centre. 650m to the Whangarei Hospital and close most sport venues. All motel accommodation is on the ground floor with free parking outside the motel units. Access motel suite available. All ... (more)
Continental Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.80 39 Reviews
Regent, Whangarei
0800457634
Continental Motel offers spacious self-catering accommodation with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi, just 5 minutes’ drive from Whangarei city centre. Facilities include a heated swimming pool and children’s playground. Each studio and apartment at Continental Motel Whangarei includes a kitc... (more)
Cypress Court Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.90 27 Reviews
Whangarei
0800429773
Cypress Court Motel offers quiet and spacious accommodation, just 3 minutes’ drive from Whangarei city centre. All suites and apartments include cooking facilities, electric blankets and satellite TV.Guests at Cypress Court Motel Whangarei have access to guest laundry facilities, free off-... (more)
Discovery Settlers Hotel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.50 416 Reviews
Regent, Whangarei
0800666662
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, award-winning restaurant and a lounge bar, Discovery Settlers Whangarei is set amongst park-like surrounds along the Hatea River and beneath Mt Parahaki.All rooms are well-appointed with en suite bathrooms, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. ... (more)
Flames International Hotel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
7.90 226 Reviews
Onerahi, Whangarei
0800424000
With superior executive accommodation overlooking Whangarei harbour and an international standard a la carte restaurant, our guests tell us that Flames International Hotel is Whangarei's best-kept secret. The hotel offers 21 spacious studio style rooms with Sky TV, wireless internet, tea/c... (more)
Grand Hotel, Whangarei - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
6.60 76 Reviews
Whangarei
094384279
The Grand Hotel is 110 years old and still retains much of its olde world charm. We have a magnificent staircase leading up to 29 fully serviced rooms all of which have ensuites and are at affordable prices. Stay in Room 48 where Queen Elizabeth ll stayed in 1953. Or in our newly refurbish... (more)
Haruru Falls Resort - Accommodation in Parua Bay New Zealand
7.50 143 Reviews
Parua Bay
0800757525
Superior waterfront location facing the Haruru Falls, 3min/3km from Paihia. 29 units, all ground floor, serviced daily, including family and studio sleep 1-6; superior 2brm apartment; access facilities available; cabin sleeps 5. Fridge, hair dryer, shower, bath, phone, TV, heating. Cot and... (more)
Kamo Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
2.00 1 Reviews
Kamo, Whangarei
094351049
Closest motel to Zion Wildlife Gardens, walking distance to shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, McDonalds, Kamo Club nearby. 12 self-contained ground floor units: 6 studio, sleep 3-4; 6x1brm, sleep 4-5. Fully equipped kitchen, microwave, shower, phone, 5-channel Sky TV, electric blankets, ... (more)
Kensington Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.90 79 Reviews
Whangarei
094370555
Kensington Motel features a seasonal outdoor pool, a barbecue area and free on-site parking. All units are located on the ground floor and free Wi-Fi access can be enjoyed in all rooms. The property is located across the road from the Kensington Tavern, and 2 km from the centre of Whangare... (more)
Kingsgate Hotel Whangarei - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
7.70 206 Reviews
Whangarei
094380284
Strapline:-Set across from the Quayside Town Basin in Whangarei's city centre.-The hotel can cater for all manner of events, ranging from weddings and meetings to working lunches and parties.-two fully-equipped conference rooms-air-conditioning and heating-two conference rooms are separate... (more)
Kingswood Manor Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
8.20 151 Reviews
Whangarei
0800369469
Kingswood Manor Motel is located in Whangarei in Northland. There are 19 units in private garden setting available in the motel and guests can choose from 18 studio units with 2 sets of studios interconnecting or a 1 luxury 1brm spa bath unit. It is 46km to the Bay of Islands, 25km to the ... (more)
Little Earth Lodge - Accommodation in Whareora New Zealand
9.20 94 Reviews
Whareora
094306562
Featuring stunning valley views and private access to Abbey Glow Worm Caves, Little Earth Lodge is located next to Parihaka Scenic Reserve. Free WiFi and free parking are available.Little Earth Lodge Whangarei is a 2-minute drive from Abbey Caves and a 7-minute drive from Mt Parihaka. Nort... (more)
Lodge Bordeaux - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
9.30 189 Reviews
Whangarei
094380404
Lodge Bordeaux offers Qualmark 5-star luxury motel accommodation in Whangarei. Accommodation consists of 15 superior studio and 1&2 bedroom apartments and balcony suites, 2 with access facilities and all are luxuriously appointed.All with kitchen facilities (7 with dishwasher), microwave, ... (more)
Lupton Lodge - Accommodation in Glenbervie New Zealand
9.30 226 Reviews
Glenbervie
0800580868
Built in 1896, the historic Lupton Lodge features free gourmet breakfast, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. All accommodation features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a DVD player and fluffy bathrobes. Whangarei Falls are just a 5-minute drive away. The air-conditioned rooms and... (more)
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  • Canopy Bridge, Whangarei
    Sat 20 Oct 2018 9:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    The Artisans Fair Markets has a proud history of being Whangarei's premium Arts, Craft & Food markets - here to support and encourage the thriving creativity in Northland’s artistic community. Held on The Canopy ... more
  • The Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei
    Thu 20 Dec 2018 7:30PM / Comedy
    We're back for the silly season with our biggest line-up yet. Early-bird tickets: $10 (limited numbers) Online tickets: $15 Door sales: $20 (if available) Your line-up for the evening: MC - Jon Bennett ... more
  • OneOneSix, Whangarei
    Fri 21 Dec 2018 7:00PM / Mind & Body
    Back by popular demand! Bring in the Summer Solstice by joining us for an evening of Ecstatic Awakening Dance & Journey With Sound. This 2-hour event involves dancing like no one is watching, followed by a sound ... more
  • Ruakaka Tavern, Bream Bay, Whangarei District
    Thu 27 Dec 2018 7:00PM / Music Festivals
    Ruakaka is going to Rock, Groove and Blues out this summer when the AA Solar Summer Music Series hits the road. The series is one of the greatest touring shows on the road this summer featuring New Zealand’s greatest ... more
  • Te Whai Bay Wines, Mangawhai, Kaipara
    Fri 14 Dec 2018 6:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Is your Christmas Party a small affair? Keep calm and let us organise it for you. Inviting small groups and organisations to our Christmas Party in the Vines. 2 Course Dinner with glazed ham. Wine, craft beer, ... more
  • Old Parakao Store and Cafe, Maungatapere, Whangarei District
    Sat 22 Dec 2018 7:30PM / Blues
    New Zealand is going to Rock, Groove and Blues out this summer when the AA Solar Summer Music Series hits the road. The series is one of the greatest touring shows on the road this summer featuring New Zealand’s ... more
  • The Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai, Kaipara
    Sat 15 Dec 2018 8:00PM / Dub, Roots
    Currently, between constant gigs performing his “One Man Band” show, Tiki can be found deep in his newly built solar-powered studio, producing projects for Ria Hall, Rob Ruha, Mana Lion, Shapeshifter and with many ... more
  • Otehei Bay, Paihia, Bay of Islands
    Mon 31 Dec 2018 6:00PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
    Otehei Bay’s famous New Year’s Eve party is back again this year! We’re excited to announce 'The Legacy Band' will be singing you into 2019. They play covers from a mix of all music genres, so there’ll be ... more
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