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 views overlooking the Whangarei valley, opposite Mount Parihaka. Walking d... (more)
Aaron Court Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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. Each room has a patio or a balcony with outdoor furniture.Guests can... (more)
Ara Roa Unique Accommodation - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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. Discover beaches, coves, forests, estuaries, and native flora and fauna inclu... (more)
ASURE Cherry Court Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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 $15; children under 5yrs free; corporate rates and group specials ava... (more)
Avenue Heights Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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 diving enthusiasts, a trip to Poor Knights Islands is a must. The city ... (more)
Bella Vista Motel Whangarei - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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 units include spa baths. Breakfast is served daily upon request. ... (more)
BK's Pohutukawa Lodge - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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/seasonal rates may apply; corporate rates available. Book your motel acco... (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 campervans, caravans and tents. Accommodation includes kitchen cabins, on-s... (more)
Burgundy Rose Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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 and flat-screen satellite TV. All studios offer cooking facilities and ... (more)
Casablanca Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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. Heated guest rooms are fitted with satellite television and come wi... (more)
Central Court Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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 the first floor, with parking outside each room. Guests can enjoy ... (more)
Cheviot Park Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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 motel units have kitchens, microwaves, Sky Guest Select with 50+ chann... (more)
Continental Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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 kitchen with stove, oven, microwave and refrigerator. Heating, electric bl... (more)
Cypress Court Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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-street parking and gardens with BBQ area. There is a free DVD library ... (more)
Discovery Settlers Hotel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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. Heating and ironing facilities are provided. Wireless internet access ... (more)
Flames International Hotel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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/coffee making facilities, iron & ironing board, hairdryer and ensuite b... (more)
Grand Hotel, Whangarei - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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 refurbished Room 35 that has the balcony from which she waved to her subjects o... (more)
Haruru Falls Resort - Accommodation in Parua Bay New Zealand
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 highchair available. Licensed restaurant, conference facilities fo... (more)
Kamo Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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, heating, fan. Cot and highchair available. Inhouse DVD, spa, playgroun... (more)
Kensington Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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 Whangarei.All heated units are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite c... (more)
Kingsgate Hotel Whangarei - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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 separated by concertina doors, ensuring privacy when needed, but can also be c... (more)
Kingswood Manor Motel - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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 Tutukaka coast and 10km to Kingdom of Zion.Whangarei is the northernmo... (more)
Little Earth Lodge - Accommodation in Whareora New Zealand
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. Northland Event Centre is 10 minutes’ drive away.All rooms have a patio wi... (more)
Lodge Bordeaux - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
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, mini bar, double spa bath, underfloor heating in bathroom, hair dryer,... (more)
Lupton Lodge - Accommodation in Glenbervie New Zealand
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 apartments offer tea/coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroo... (more)
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  • Solspace, Whangarei
    Sat 12 Sep 2020 10:45AM / Dance Classes
    What is a hammock and pilates doing together? Exploring the sense of gravity and floating, it's quite fun! We work with the hammock for support, enjoying swings, lighter effort and challenge our expectations on how to ... more
  • Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei
    Sat 3 Oct 2020 4:35PM / Rugby Union
    Be part of the action when the NORTHLAND TANIWHA face TARANAKI at Semenoff Stadium. Get there early to catch the NORTHLAND KAURI v NORTH HARBOUR Farah Palmer Cup clash at 2:05pm GOLD tickets = Allocated seating in ... more
  • Solspace, Whangarei
    Sat 15 Aug 2020 10:45AM / Mind & Body
    Understand what is Qi (our life force) and how to lead the energy to revitalize and heal yourself. Learn the 1st and 2nd method of Yuan Gong. Suitable for beginners. Booking is essential at least 24 hours in ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Fri 23 Oct 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    Hey Hey Whangarei! The one and only Tom Sainsbury (Paula Bennet’s old nemesis) is heading to the (sometimes) sunny North to share some hilarious tales from his life, some observations about humanity, and a few knock ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Tue 13 Oct 2020 6:30PM / Theatre
    Blame it on the Ball by Neil Troost Five high school students are held in detention, as one of them has supposedly committed a crime serious enough to cancel the School Ball due to be held that night. The conclusion ... more
  • The Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei
    Sat 17 Oct 2020 8:30PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
    Landslide is an Auckland based, live 5 piece band, who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks all over the North Island for the past 8 years, covering well-known classics from Fleetwood Mac and ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Fri 9 Oct 2020 8:00PM / Variety Concerts
    Ratso hails from Auckland and will be celebrating their new EP. Followed by special guest DJs 'English' Jake Harding and John Baker who have plied their DJing trade through Auckland and surrounds for the last 10 ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Mon 12 Oct 2020 9:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    The soulful vocals of Ben Ratima are reminiscent of a love for old school artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Doors and is inspired by kiwi heavyweights, such as The Herbs, Katchafire and Kora. Ben Ratima is a ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Tue 20 Oct 2020 6:00PM / Theatre
    Written in 1943 by NZ playwright, Isobel Andrews, this one act award winning comedy offers a glimpse into the lives of women in small town New Zealand everywhere. The scene is set at the Saturday night dance, in the ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Tue 20 Oct 2020 7:30PM / Comedy
    In the last ten years, this dirty storytelling open mic--based on real life, real lust, real sex--has become a smash underground experience around the world. Now Smut Slam is coming to Whangarei, so strap in and hang on! ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Fri 16 Oct 2020 6:30PM / Theatre
    Why is DEATH finding Easter eggs at temporarily fatal traffic accidents? Why is there a global shortage of fairy dust? How is The Easter Bunny financing her ever growing need for eggs? Exactly why was DEATH thrown out of ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Sat 17 Oct 2020 8:30PM / Games, Hobbies
    BOB & BEVS BINGO BONANZA! Come for the Bingo!...stay for the Bonanza! Join us for a good old fashion game of BINGO! Hold on to your Granny Knickers, grab ya dabber and pour yourself a Shandy! Fresh outta ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Fri 23 Oct 2020 9:30PM / Comedy
    "Magnus Steele is an improvised, interactive crime–thriller created by ‘Golden Boy of Wellington Improv’, Austin Harrison. Infamous private eye Magnus Steele investigates the crime of the century through ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Sat 24 Oct 2020 3:00PM / Theatre
    This is a comedic performance about your every day inconveniences in the world. Come have a laugh as we try shake off all the chaos that has gone on this year, and realise what privilege we have in 2020. We want to have ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Wed 14 Oct 2020 8:00PM / Reggae
    Live reggae and ska music. Original songs and well-known covers. The Kyle Fury Band play upbeat fun music and pack the dancefloor with songs of unity. Playing at ONEONESIX as a part of Whangārei Fringe Festival 2020, ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Sat 17 Oct 2020 2:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    One woman. One ukulele. And a whole lot of baggage. Join Whitney Channings on a soul-searching musical adventure into the mind of a serial overthinker, and stumble along with her as she navigates life, love, a ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Fri 23 Oct 2020 6:30PM / Theatre
    Awarded Best Solo Show and Audience Favourite Show at Nelson Fringe Festival 2020, The Cool Mum Show is a parody of a celebrity personal development seminar. * Warning- Laughter- do not try this at home* Jo ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Sun 25 Oct 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    Familiar songs, fantastical languages - Klingalong is a group singalong event celebrating the constructed languages of fiction. Every ticket holder will receive a copy of the lyrics we'll be singing on the night, ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Tue 13 Oct 2020 8:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    Cicada is the folk-punk project of a young Whangarei singer-songwriter. Often highly political and full of wry, self-deprecating humour, Cicada's influences include Conor Oberst, Billy Bragg and Pat the Bunny. This ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Sun 18 Oct 2020 8:00PM / Theatre
    Waiting is an evocative coming of age story that emulates beat poetry delivered through physical grace. Written and performed by Shadon Meredith, Waiting is a letter written to his son taking the audience through a ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Mon 19 Oct 2020 8:00PM / Literary
    Poet Michael Botur delivers an hour of punchy performance poems. Michael Botur is author of ten books and brings years of experience to the stage delivering words for your entertainment with acclaimed poetry new and old. ... more
  • ONEONESIX, Whangarei
    Wed 21 Oct 2020 7:30PM / Literary
    Intangential is an eclectic mix of musicians, spoken word poets and multi-genre poets who met on the edges of street corners and gossip groups before coalescing into a sparkling fusion of diversity. We are serious ... more
  • Fringe After Dark, Whangarei
    Fri 23 Oct 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    Ocean Denham is proud to present her new show “NO! I’m not Australian” this August 2020. It’s nice..? It’s different..? It’s an unusual cabaret! In this set Ocean recounts what it’s like to be a Kiwi ... more
  • Just Thrive, Whangarei
    Sun 11 Oct 2020 10:00AM / Family & Lifestyle
    Hey Ho Me Hearties! Bring the whole family and some pirate costumes if you fancy and jump into some sea shanties with choir master Zoe Booty to create a chorus of boisterous buccaneers. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! To ... more
  • Just Thrive, Whangarei
    Sun 18 Oct 2020 2:00PM / Theatre
    When Tom Tully hitches a ride with Glenda Gumball to a land of blue haired people with lighting-up shoes and uni-cats, his perception of ‘normal’ is turned upside down. This touching tale of tolerance, to help grow a ... more
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