Things to do in Whangarei

Top Things to Do in Whangarei

Things to Do in Whangarei

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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand441 contributions
    Nice stop for lunch on a trip north. Easy to find and good sized carpark. The loos are not the cleanest. Really nice track to the falls and lots of places to get photos and have a picnic. I think they would be incredible after a lot of rain. Path through bush is really well done.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Dreamer14561189998
    4 contributions
    Great foresight from one man and an awesome community to make these magnificent gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed our well ome from Alan, wander through the gardens and greetings from the volunteer gardens and appreciate the amazing space, plants and environment.

    Easy to stroll and enjoy for a well deserved donation contribution. We probably spent a little over an hour but could have explored more, but went to enjoy morning tea at Quails cafe on site. (Good food and coffee.)

    Definitely recommend a chilled visit here
    Written 28 January 2022
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  • Olivia
    13 contributions
    Great place to visit on a winter day! Friendly staff, interesting exhibits. Nice balance of information for kids and adults.
    Really interesting to see the geckos and the very active kiwi.
    A bargain to visit - $45 for 4 of us and we spent about 3 hours there!
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • JoteePark
    Hamilton, New Zealand192 contributions
    Lovely, well-maintained track. Beautiful native bush, especially heartening to see so many mature and juvenile kauri trees and nikau palms. Thriving bird life - we were serenaded by tui and kereru. Spectacular views from several spots along the way.
    Written 26 March 2022
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  • JoteePark
    Hamilton, New Zealand192 contributions
    We had a wonderful few days as a group of 10 mum, escaping from our families.
    The house was spotless and very well appointed. We were all very comfortable - one tip: make sure you keep the mosquito nets over the doors and windows, or spray your room before sleeping, preferably both.
    The food was fabulous. Claire is a lovely host and a great cook. We were very well fed with a lovely variety of healthy, delicious meals. Those with differing food needs were kindly catered to with alternatives.
    The walks were a good mixture of beach, farm and bush. There was enough challenge to keep the fitter ladies happy, but those of us who weren't as fit were still able to do everything. The views were nothing short of spectacular. And we had a couple of wonderful beach swims.
    I would highly recommend this to any group wanting to unplug from everyday life for a few days, enjoy each other's company and get to know a beautiful part of NZ a little better.
    Thanks Claire.
    Written 26 March 2022
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  • Melanie T
    35 contributions
    You could see just as much if not more snorkelling than diving. Great experience and can recommend Dive! Tutakaka.
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • 177Chris177
    Auckland, New Zealand81 contributions
    So much to see and do here. The shops are lovely to browse through and there are some great cafes. The Council have done a superb job of re creating this area.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Olivia
    13 contributions
    Excellent visit to the clock museum! Katja gave us lots of little anecdotes and information about all the clocks. Fascinating place. Definitely worth a visit!
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • angelaannie
    Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
    My daughter and I had a ball, father wasn’t keen! We had come prepared with head torches and water shoes, so we didn’t mind getting wet. These caves are not for the “ tourists “ who want to drive to the door and see some awesome caves. You have to be prepared to walk to them, scramble around rocks, get a bit wet and dirty. I wouldn’t recommend going into the caves for young children as the rocks are large and they wouldn’t have the reach to grip the boulders. But the surrounding rock formations outside of the caves are amazing!! So much fun had here playing hide and seek, climbing ect. Very unique rocks.
    We went right through the middle cave(organ cave) popped out 159m later, steep entry and exit was tricky. Hadn’t had a lot of rain, so water was only ankle deep. Other caves looked a bit more challenging.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • L0ve2Travel002
    Johannesburg, South Africa21 contributions
    If you are looking for white sandy beaches and a perfect swimming beach - ruakaka is the place to be. It’s a beautiful stretch of beach! Highly recommended
    Written 11 September 2021
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  • angelaannie
    Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
    This was a nice pocket of bush, and the broad walk up in the tree tops was awesome. Only a few old kauris left, but nice to be amongst them. We did this circuit at the end of the walk from the Falls. From AH Reid to the whangarei falls took about 25 mins, not the 45 they say on the signed. It is a pleasant flat walk, could not with push chair or cycle.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Cheri
    Greymouth, New Zealand7 contributions
    We came to Packards just a for a look, 2 hours later we were so pleased we stopped by. Mel gave us an incredible low down on everything, lots to see & learn about. Super interesting and not just cars! We will be recommending this place to EVERYONE, this place was just fab!
    Written 17 June 2021
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  • Aston
    Whangarei, New Zealand6 contributions
    A great place that gives birds a second chance at life. People like this are the reason we have such a great place to live in, with animals and wildlife still being around.
    Written 7 July 2020
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  • Flanaganz
    Auckland, New Zealand355 contributions
    Great concept and part of some wonderful sculptures along the waterfront. Very enjoyable to view and so many interesting angles of viewing.
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • laurenr0che
    Whangarei, New Zealand16 contributions
    This is an excellent walk for the fit and motivated - try to avoid the middle of the day in summer - you will be beat before you reach the best bits. Pack a water bottle, good shoes and an attitude for adventure. This is a wonderful, historic site and worth lingering over. Try to get there for sunrise or sunset.
    Written 19 March 2019
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