©

Whangaroa trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Whangaroa

(4.9/5 based on 90+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: nature
Whangaroa is a locality on the harbour of the same name in Northland, New Zealand.Whangaroa is 8 km north-west from Kaeo and 35 km northwest from Kerikeri. The harbour is almost landlocked and is popular both as a fishing spot in its own right and as a base for deep-sea fishing.The harbour was the scene of one of the most notorious incidents in early New Zealand history, the Boyd massacre. In December 1809 almost all the crew and 70 passengers were killed as utu (revenge) for the mistreatment of the son of a local chief who had been in the crew of the ship. Several days later the ship was burnt out after gunpowder was accidentally ignited. Relics of the Boyd are now in a local museum.In June 1823 Wesleydale, the first Wesleyan mission in New Zealand, was established at Whangaroa. In February 1827, the famous Ngā Puhi chief Hongi Hika was engaged in warfare against the tribes of Whangaroa. Acting contrary to the orders of Hongi Hika some of his warriors plundered and burnt the Wesleyan mission. The missionaries, Rev. Mr Turner and his wife and three children, together with Rev. Messrs, Hobbs and Stack, and Mr Wade and wife, were 'compelled to flee from Whangarooa (sic) for their lives'. They were conveyed by ship to Sydney, NSW.During a skirmish Hongi Hika was shot in the chest by one of his warriors. On 6 March 1828 Hongi Hika died at Whangaroa.
Use our New Zealand family vacation planner to arrange your visit to Whangaroa and other destinations in New Zealand.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Whangaroa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Whangaroa:
Parks, nature, adventure
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Adventure, wineries, breweries
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Nature, parks, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, historic sites, adventure
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Northland Region

16 days in North Island & Te Anau BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 40 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in North Island BY A USER FROM BELGIUM June, culture, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in North Island BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Bay of Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Bay of Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bay of Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bay of Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in New Zealand & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News