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.
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 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)
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 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 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 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)
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 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)
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 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)
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)
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 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 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.
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)
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 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 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 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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
New York Times: "Probably the most important piece of political theatre in the last decade."
The highly acclaimed Vagina Monologues will be performed in Whangarei at One One Six as part of the international V-Day and ... more
Don't miss these guys - all the way from the USA, they'll just be doing 10 shows around the North Island. They'll blow you away with their breathtaking banjo/fiddle/mandolin goodness, plus awesome original songs and ... more
Landslide is a professional 5 piece band who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks all over the North Island for the past 5 yrs!
Covering all eras of Fleetwood Mac and also the 80s Stevie ... more
Speed dating like you've never seen before! 9pm kick off with games & fun.
Here's a face to face Single Mingle full of fun & potential. The host, Luke Bird from Luke Bird Entertainment Ltd will have you laughing and ... more
Looking for a fun way to occupy your kids this School Holiday period? Well Bennetts has you covered! In class, students will sample chocolate, make their own special chocolate projects, and take a tour of our factory. ... more
Live music every Saturday afternoon over Summer. Come and enjoy a glass of wine or beer while listening to great local and Auckland-based musicians.
Kick back and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local and ... more