Whangarei is New Zealand's most northern city and with its semi tropical climate it makes the perfect place to base yourself while exploring northlands stunning coastline, bush life and night life.
  • Visit Kiwi North which features a kauri homestead, miniature railway, bush walks, museum and Kiwi House.
  • Wander round the vibrant Quayside shopping mall at the Town Basin – the waterfront is alive with the boating community, museums, art and craft galleries and specialty stores
  • Climb up historic Mt Parahaki and look out over the town and see the site of New Zealand’s largest public Maori pa
  • Visit Abbey Caves, explore an underground world of stalagmites, stalactites and glow worms in these extensive limestone caves, just 4km from the city centre, a torch and sturdy footwear is essential.
  • Visit Clapham’s Clock collection in Water Street
  • Walk through A.H. Reed Kauri Park on Whareora Road and get up close to some giants of the New Zealand bush
  • Take a leisurely 30 minute walk along the Hatea River to the Whangarei Falls and view the 26 metre spectacular falls
  • Visit Marsden Point Oil Refinery visitor centre near the harbour entrance
  • Take a day trip around the magical Tutukaka Coast taking in Matapouri, Whale Bay and Sandy Bay  - Tutukaka is the base for deep-sea fishing charters and diving trips to the Poor Knight’s Marine Reserve and shipwrecks
  • There are seven golf courses in the Whangarei area and visitors are welcome on all greens
  • Forum North conference centre and events centre
Kiwi House
Kiwi North
500 State Highway 14
Whangarei Falls
Whangarei Falls
Boundary Road
Abbey Caves
Abbey Caves
Abbey Caves Road

Motel Villa del Rio

118 Maunu Rd
Whangarei, New Zealand
09 438 7186
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