Things to Do in Whangarei with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Whangarei, New Zealand

Things to Do in Whangarei with Kids

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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand434 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
    3 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Zealand80 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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  • 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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  • L0ve2Travel002
    Johannesburg, South Africa19 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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  • 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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  • santo t
    Auckland, New Zealand7,582 contributions
    Location is a bit unusual, not in the city centre, but at the access of the city from south, at the main highway from Auckland, some 2kms from city centre. Anyway, the services were excellent. The staff gave me really good information including the walk track called 6C, 6B and 6A, as shown on the map, from Town Basin to Mair Park, from Mair Park to AH Red Park, and from AH Reed Park to Whangarei Falls And we really enjoyed our visit to Whangarei. Plenty of information and resources, maps, souvenirs here.
    Written 7 January 2021
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  • Tradesman48
    Auckland, New Zealand75 contributions
    Museum interesting, as is the whole area. Recommend walkimg the loop pathway rather interesting with bridges that open for boats.
    Written 12 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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  • Ivebeentomexicoyouknow
    4 contributions
    The best value for money adventure tourism in NZ. $40 for an adult for 3hrs fun - totally worth it. Small operation, only 3 staff, but really well designed and run. They didn't overfill the forest so you never had to wait long for anything. Really excellent safety system, easy and reliable. Done similar things in e.g. Rotorua and felt ripped off.
    Written 25 April 2021
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