Whangarei Activities

Whangarei Waterfall

Whangarei Waterfall

Whangarei Growers Market

New Zealand’s oldest, and largest, growers market – every Saturday 6.30am – 10.30am in the Water Street carpark, Whangarei. Northland produced fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, honey, nuts, flowers and plants.

Whangarei Town Basin

At the heart of Whangarei is the Town Basin, an historic area home to some of Whangarei’s oldest buildings. It is filled with restaurants and cafes, art and gift shops, the marina, the Clapham Clock Museum, a children’s playground and is a good starting point to do the new Hatea River Loop Walk. Plenty of parking available.

Whangarei Falls

This 26m waterfall is described as a curtain waterfall and is located just a short drive from Whangarei town centre. The track to the Falls is suitable for all abilities and is only a 2 minute walk from the carpark to the lookout sight. There are two longer walks – the Whangarei Falls Loop (1km), and the Sands Road Loop (4.8km) which includes a second waterfall in the AH Reed Memorial Park.

Kiwi North

Incorporating the Whangarei Museum, a nocturnal Kiwi House where visitors have the opportunity to see kiwi, tuatara and geckos as they would exist in their natural habitat, and a heritage park of historical buildings. Ph: (09) 438 9630.

Abbey Caves

This cave system is free of charge, and is undeveloped and unguided, so you enter at your own risk. However it is very popular with visitors and the worst that will happen is getting wet feet and abit muddy. There are 3 caves and an 18 hectare reserve with interesting rock formations to explore, so take sturdy shoes, a torch or headlamp, and a hard hat or bike helmet if you have one. Situated 4km from Whangarei town centre on Abbey Caves Road.