Whangarei harbour from Mt Manaia

Whangarei is the main city of Northland, in the North Island of New Zealand, with a population of 50,000. It has a warm semi-tropical climate, with summer daytime temperatures around 24-26°C, regular rainy days year round and mild winters that rarely have frosts and are mild enough for the region to be described as the winterless north.

Get in

By bus

By car

Whangarei is around two hours drive north of Auckland, one hour south of the Bay of Islands and one hour east of Dargaville.

By plane

Whangarei Airport (WRE) is in the suburb of Onerahi, ten minutes drive from the central city. Taxis and a shuttle service run from the airport to town, and rental cars are available at the airport.

Get around

By bus

Whangarei's only form of public transport is Citylink funded by the Whangarei District and Regional councils. It covers most of the suburbs and the inner city. Tickets are $3 for adults and can be purchased from the driver. Look for the Green Buses and timetables located at bus stops.


Whangarei Falls




Around the Mall and Strand Arcade

Around the Town Basin

Other areas


Most of the towns bars and clubs are located in the central city in or around Vine Street.





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