Activities for a Rainy Day in Whangarei

What to Do in Whangarei When it Rains

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  • Naomi W
    Algies Bay, New Zealand165 contributions
    We spent about three hours at Kiwi North. We were greeted at the door by the personable staff and enjoyed hearing about the facilities. The kiwi enclosure was the best of the three I have been to around the North Island. Patience pays off and we were lucky to get up close view of the kiwi with the enclosure all to ourselves. The museum was very interesting and the bonus gallery of WW2 local history was fascinating. We enjoyed wandering around looking at the old buildings in the adjacent village. If visiting I would advise checking out when they are having open days in the village (third Sundays of the month?) as that would provide an even greater experience. This is a good family outing, made even better by the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
    Written 15 January 2022
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  • Wayne M
    Balclutha, New Zealand23 contributions
    worth the visit to this museum like a trip down memory lane with clocks from all generations, and the out door ball clock worth watching
    Written 7 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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  • fandingo
    Auckland, New Zealand205 contributions
    We found our anniversary celebration gift at this gallery, and the added bonus was looking around a lovely space, with great energy and beautifully displayed artwork. The owner also gave us a recommendation on where to eat which was brilliant!
    Written 29 March 2021
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  • Barry M
    Wellington, New Zealand127 contributions
    This is wonderful quirky building well worth the visit to Whangarei in itself. The roof top garden is a real pleasure, as is the cupola. The art museum is well laid out. The 2nd floor gallery containing Hundertwassers work is particularli interesting and inspirinh. Surprisingly
    I particularly loved his support for Humus toilets! The ground floor Maori gallery has some good qulity pieces but seemed a bit sparse and underwhelming. There looks to be another gallery, currently empty. If they're not to rely wholly on tourists theyll need to give locsls a reason for a3+r visit so maybe this will house visiting exhibitions (like the Rita Angus recently at Te Papa.
    We enjoyed the visit enirmously. There is currently a slight problem with the Android online booking in dark mode. Selecting regipn and how you heard, but wont stop you booking will just give them false data till they fix it.
    Highly recommended. The cafe is superb, high quality with interesting tasty food, not the usual cafe fare.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Carol S
    Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
    A fantastic experience and definitely recommended. Taking the tour (Pam is amazing with her personal knowledge) is highly suggested after which take time to wonder and browse. Whangarei has a gem and should be proud.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Regina R
    Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
    Thank you for the most best Thai massage Tim. Got all my knots out and feeling relaxed. Just what I needed. Thanks😊
    Written 8 December 2021
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  • Axelcarey
    Portland2 contributions
    Whether you have one day or weeks in Whangarei, this is the single best day tour available. It is like nothing else we have done in New Zealand, and we’ve been here for months. It is not a performance, it is a personal invitation into the Harding family’s home where you experience an intimate view of the culture, history and cuisine of the Northland Maori people. They are the loveliest people, and we discussed politics, history, culture and exchanged funny stories. When they say you leave as family they are not exaggerating. We did the whole day tour and it was worth every minute and every penny. Our son loved listening to the stories just as much as we did, but he also played happily with their children. We will never forget it and can’t recommend it enough.
    Written 30 January 2020
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  • Sarah
    2 contributions
    Such beautiful paper, each piece is a work of art in itself! I ordered online and it came beautifully packaged as well. I look forward to using this paper - if I can bring myself to!!
    Written 25 September 2021
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  • geebass
    Christchurch, New Zealand73 contributions
    Although a bit pricey, the ice creams are delicious and 2 out of our 3 kids could not finish theirs!
    Written 29 January 2020
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  • Wade
    Moerewa, New Zealand2 contributions
    We had a blast. It's not flash but it is fun. Would go back for another wack around. Plenty of great computers for gaming. Tony was a great host, and was very welcoming.
    Written 27 June 2021
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  • Phil R
    Hamilton, New Zealand116 contributions
    we used this as a rainy day activity whilst on a school excursion, they accommodated us as a group of 40 , bowled and laser strike went well although some issues with a couple of laser guns. Overall very good
    Written 3 April 2021
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