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)
Abbey B & B - Accommodation in Whareora New Zealand
9.90 8 Reviews
Whareora
094377080
The Abbey B&B is country quiet but close to town for restaurants and shopping. Expect a warm welcome from your genuine "kiwi" hosts John, Barbara and Jo. Our warm, modern home is situated on a hilltop a few minutes drive from central Whangarei and the Town Basin marina. Your private ... (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)
BAILEY'S B & B - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
10.00 7 Reviews
Kamo, Whangarei
094352217
We are offering one bedroom with queen bed and attached ensuite consisting of shower, toilet and basin. You will have a private lounge which has a fold out sofa bed (double size)for extra persons. This room has a tv with sky channels, free wireless internet and also an extra couch and frid... (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)
Birchgrove Cottage - Accommodation in Ngararatunua New Zealand
9.70 30 Reviews
Ngararatunua
094355303
A convenient stopover en route to the Bay of Islands; golfing enthusiasts, visiting family and friends or just wanting time out to enjoy the sights of Whangarei. We are situated approximately 8km drive from Whangarei CBD and bordering the picturesque 18-hole Northland Golf Course, set on a... (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)
Brantome Villa - Accommodation in Kauri New Zealand
9.60 103 Reviews
Kauri
094352088
Overlooking a lake, Brantome Villa offers luxurious suites with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Guests enjoy lake or garden views and access to a shared terrace. Brantome Villa is 15 minutes’ drive from Whangarei Town Basin Marina, and 25 minutes’ drive from Whangarei Domestic Airport. T... (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)
Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
9.50 108 Reviews
Whangarei
094377115
Experience a warm welcome and a refreshing drink when you arrive at our centrally located 100yr old villa with light airy decor and comfortable modern furnishings, high ceilings and polished kauri floors.We have three guest bedrooms: 1 queen and 1 super-king/twin with ensuite and 1 twin ro... (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)
Edgewater Bed & Breakfast - Accommodation in One Tree Point New Zealand
One Tree Point
094327174
Edgewater Bed & Breakfast is a near-new ground-floor unit across the road from Whangarei Harbour, with stunning views of the harbour and Mount Manaia.The unit is private and self-contained with a double ensuite room. The living area consists of a sleeper/sofa, microwave oven, fridge and Sk... (more)
Empty Nest Bed & Breakfast - Accommodation in Whangarei New Zealand
9.70 30 Reviews
Whangarei
Offering free Wi-Fi, a hot tub and a patio overlooking lovely gardens, Empty Nest Bed & Breakfast is 5 minutes’ drive from Whangarei’s town centre. Guests enjoy free continental breakfast.The guest lounge and dining room open onto a recreation area with BBQ facilities. Your breakfast inclu... (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)
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  • OneOneSix, Whangarei
    Fri 27 Apr 2018 7:00PM / Dance Classes
  • The Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei
    Sat 19 May 2018 8:00PM / Folk
    The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will ... more
  • Malletts Store, Whangarei
    Thu 10 May 2018 5:30PM / Socials, Singles, Balls
    You're invited to a pink themed customer night and raise money for breast cancer. Instead of a pink breakfast, it’s a pink fashion evening. All ticket proceeds will go to breast cancer. Also 10% off all sales on ... more
  • Old Library Building Arts Centre, Whangarei
    Sat 19 May 2018 8:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    We are extremely excited to release Erin Cole-Baker's new album "Till the feeling's right" on the 19th of May! A night of celebration! Almost a year since the beginnings of our recording at Anzac Rd Studio, mixing at ... more
  • Whangarei Intermediate School, Whangarei
    Sat 19 May 2018 7:00PM / Dance
    The Palace Dance Studio presents the Royal Family, "Ignite the Crown" World Class dancers home from a world tour, coming to your city to perform for you. Get your tickets to come and watch, Bubblegum dance crew, ... more
  • Whangarei Intermediate School, Whangarei
    Sat 19 May 2018 1:30PM / Dance Classes
    The Palace Dance Studio presents the Royal Family, "Ignite the Crown" - WORKSHOP World Class dancers home from a world tour, coming to your city to dance with you. Book your spot and come dance with us. Just come ... more
  • Cheviot Park Motor Lodge, Whangarei
    Sun 6 May 2018 2:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Simplify Solids - Plain and Slow Equals Gain and Grow Only 40 tickets available When we introduce and feed solids in a way that respectfully works alongside the child’s basic digestive biology we foster a relaxed ... more
  • Cheviot Park Motor Lodge, Whangarei
    Sun 6 May 2018 9:30AM / Public Talks & Tours
    A Baby's Cues - Learn to Read and Respond Knowingly Only 40 tickets available. This extensive workshop provides an opportunity for parents to deepen their understanding of what a baby is truly communicating and how ... more
  • Cheviot Park Motor Lodge, Whangarei
    Mon 7 May 2018 2:00PM / Education
    Minders of Mindfulness - Tools for Peaceful Minds Only 40 tickets available Mindfulness is innate and exquisitely abundant at birth, and I believe it is up to us to teach the next generation how to keep their innate ... more
  • Cheviot Park Motor Lodge, Whangarei
    Mon 7 May 2018 9:30AM / Education
    Inspire Kindness - Develop Caring Relationships Only 40 tickets available This practical, invigorating workshop offers early childhood educators some tools to inspire and practice kindness within their ECE ... more
  • Sandpit Poolroom and Bar, Paihia, Bay of Islands
    Sat 28 Apr 2018 8:00PM / Bar DJs
    No Limit - The GC V.I.P Experience Hip Hop and RnB Comes to the Bay Of Islands Sandpit Poolroom & Bar Featuring GOLD COASTS #1 RnB Club DJ FIVE-8 From the world famous Culture Kings DJ team. Banging out a high ... more
  • Anzac Theatre, Dargaville, Kaipara
    Thu 17 May 2018 6:00PM / Folk
    The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will ... more
  • Twin Pines Manor, Paihia, Bay of Islands
    Fri 18 May 2018 6:00PM / Folk
    The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will ... more
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