Whangarei & Northland

With Whangarei being only a 20 minute flight from Auckland city, and the doorway to the rest of Northland, it is no wonder that many visitors and students flock to this city to enjoy the best of both worlds.


The largest city in Northland, Whangarei has a lively feel, but at the same time, remains a clean, safe environment with our friendly community ready to extend a warm welcome to all visitors.


The Central Business District not only boasts the standard chain stores found in all cities, but also has a thriving quayside shopping district, where visitors can amble along Whangarei Harbour and enjoy the various museums, art galleries and cafes and bars as they go. Whangarei has all the amenities of a large city, but without the big city bustle.


Known for its natural beauty, Whangarei is host to many unspoilt beaches including Ocean Beach, Matapouri, Sandy Bay, Ruakaka to name a few.

Outdoor activities

The 'Winterless North', as it is known, has a community that enjoy the outdoors and with both beaches and nature on its doorstep, you will have an endless supply of outdoor activities to keep you occupied including; hiking, caving, abseiling, kayaking, camping, fishing, swimming and diving.


Clean, Green, Safe - Northland is a land of unspoilt natural beauty

  • New Zealand's warmest, subtropical climate
  • Pristine beaches, bays and harbours
  • Spectacular Forest

Visit Northland Tourism for more information on our unique home.