Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand, a two hour drive from Auckland. The city lies between forested hills and a stunning harbour. The most famous attractions is the Whangarei Falls – New Zealand’s most photographed waterfalls and Kauri Park – where the most famous giant kauri trees stand (500 years old). Other activities include Clapman’s Clock museum at Whangarei Quayside and Whangarei museum, Clarke Homestead and Kiwi House. Whangarei’s historic town Basin in situated in the heart of the city. It has café’s, restaurants, art galleries, museums and speciality shops making it a popular spot for locals and tourists. It is also a popular destination for yacht sailors travelling the world who come here to keep away from the cyclonic storms common in the South Pacific.
Whangarei has a selection of excellent accommodation catering for all levels of expectation and tariff rates. Whether you are looking for backpacker accommodation, bed and breakfast or a holiday park, you’ll find it in Whangarei.
Once you get there you can visit the Whangarei i-SITE Visitor Centre to plan out your trip or call them up before you arrive. They are located at 92 Otaika Road, Whangarei, New Zealand Tel: 64 9 438 1079