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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  • Lots of places to visit here - depending on your interests, plenty of arts and crafts (Saturday markets near Town Basin were great), or easy walks along the waterfront - fully accessible. Museums, qua...  more »
  • Don't miss this wondrous place. We went on a long hike (Smuggler's Cove) and enjoyed ourselves so much. The scenery constantly changed, as did the weather, and we thoroughly just soaked it all in. Wha...  more »
  • If I had to choose between the Bay of Islands or the Whangarei Heads to get a taste of the best our northern coastline has to offer, I would choose this every time. Beautiful, uncrowded, laid back and...  more »