Whangarei Vacations

New Zealand
Whangarei, the northernmost city of New Zealand, was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1769. European settlers began arriving in the 1800s, making the city a popular agricultural zone. Today, Whangarei is known for its beautiful scenery and local commerce.

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Things to see and do in Whangarei

Terry Gardner | Trip by SkyscannerDive Tutakaka / Poor Knight's Dive Center
Dive Tutakaka / Poor Knight's Dive Center

Reviews of Whangarei


Nothing great to report, nothing poor to report. Its a very easy drive from here to Tutukaka for a few days of diving. There is more to do here, Tutukaka has almost nothing. The Whangarei falls is a beautiful falls, and well worth the hike. I'd recommend doing any hikes around it.

Craig Feuerherdt
Craig FeuerherdtBendigo

The playground down at "The Basin" is just fantastic for the kids to run around. The walk around the falls (on the north edge of town) is also a good way to stretch the legs.

Robert Somerville
Robert SomervilleInvercargill, New Zealand

Caulfield Te Hira
Caulfield Te HiraAuckland

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