Things to do out and about.

Parks and Walks.

Walking tracks abound in the city and environs of the Whangarei region.  If you enjoy a challenge drive to Whangarei Heads and scale Mt Manaia, a 460m climb above the harbour with breathtaking views across the city, Bream Bay and the blue Pacific Ocean to the famous Poor Knights Islands, Pinnacles, Sugarloaf and Hen and Chicks.  There is a variety of walks around Peach Cove to Ocean Beach and further north at Whale Bay. 

Raumanga Falls - perfect for an early morning run or walk.  This is just across the road from our lodge.  A peaceful and picturesque walk.

Fernery, Botanical and Cacti Gardens - located just off the center of town.

Cafler Park, Rose Garden and Art Museum - just across the bridge from the Fernery - a must for rose lovers from December to April.

AH Reed Memorial Park - a peaceful retreat where you will discover the majestic Kauri trees which were spared from the settlers axes in the early 1900's when kauri wood and gum were Northland's greatest source of income.

Mt Parahaka - the first and largest Maori Pa site in New Zealand.  Very little evidence of its past history to the untrained eye but several tracks to the summit for views of the city and harbour.

Mair Park - very pretty picnic and bush area by the river.

Whangarei Falls - very popular tourist spot with a 15 minute loop walk back to your car.

Whangarei and Tutukaka Coast

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Dive the Poor Knight Islands

The Town Basin

Ngunguru Beach