Whangarei Hidden Gem Attractions

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1DennisH
    Whangarei, New Zealand3 contributions
    I took my girlfriends on the Calm Bay ocean swim trek for Valentines day, this was a very special day lead by Naomi, with a gentle ride to the beach and back over farm tracks with spectacular views up and down the coast.
    this trek was topped off with the opportunity to take the horses which made for a magical experience, thank you.
    Written 15 February 2022
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