Just two hours’ drive from Auckland, Whangarei is Northlands only city situated amongst the warm sub-tropical climate, unspoilt landscapes and truly spectacular coastline.
Great food and fine art abound as do stunning natural features such as the Whangarei Falls and the canopy walk among giant Kauri trees.
Quayside at the town basin is a sophisticated yet leisurely centre for eating and entertainment. A waterfront development houses art galleries, craft shops, specialty shops, cafes and restaurants.
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. Vistit the Whangarei Heads and the Bream Head Scenic Reserve for outstanding walks and panoramic coastal views.