Whangarei Heads, Whangarei
(4.6/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
The coastal scenery, impressive topography, and subtropical climate make Whangarei Heads a great destination for nature-lovers. In addition, the peninsula's diverse range of accommodations, activities, and services gives visitors the option of making their base here while exploring all that Northland has to offer. Keep active with fishing, kayaking, surfing, and golf, and soak up the views on walks around Smugglers Bay, Mount Manaia, and Peach Cove. The native forest and shrub land create stunning backdrops for your adventure, whatever you choose to do during your stay. Our Whangarei itinerary builder makes visiting Whangarei Heads and other Whangarei attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The beaches are beautiful with excellent swimming, lovely sand and very clean water. The walking options are numerous with Smugglers Cove being a favourite providing access to another great beach. Fis...  more »
  • 30-35 minute windy road drive from Whangarei city. We only saw the tavern that opens at 11am on the bay side of the road just before Whangarei heads and two other places to stop for a bite. One is Mt ...  more »
  • We drove out here expecting to find somewhere we could have lunch but we're very disappointed...... Almost nowhere to eat and about 3/4 hour each way