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No. 40 Central to City Falls Bush Walks Beaches

Modern brand new self-contained guest suite, with bathroom and kitchenette. Own off street parking, private entrance and deck.

$58 per night
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  2. Whangārei
Private suite with garden access and views

You will love this private oasis, so close to town. Located across from Pohe Island recreation centre and Northland Rugby club it's a short walk along the Hatea Loop into the town basin with its restaurants and new Hundertwasser Museum. You have the downstairs to yourself with comfy bed and access to the garden and stunning views. We are upstairs so there may be some walking around noise and we have a small dog. Your small well behaved dog may be welcome to stay. Parking is available out front.

$53 per night
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Whangarei
Vale Road Apartment - so close to the town basin!

Our self contained apartment is a leisurely 10 minute walk into the city town basin centre including the fabulous Hundertwasser museum. and right on the doorstep of lovely bush and river walks. This is a great place to explore Whangarei from or very handy if you are visiting for work. There is off street parking for your car and private access down 9 external stairs to the spacious unit. There is free unlimited WIFI .

$58 per night

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Stay near Whangārei's top sights

Photo of Whangarei Falls
Whangarei Falls31 locals recommend
Photo of Whangarei Quarry Gardens
Whangarei Quarry Gardens17 locals recommend
Photo of A. H. Reed Memorial Kauri Park
A. H. Reed Memorial Kauri Park8 locals recommend
Photo of Claphams Clock Museum
Claphams Clock Museum6 locals recommend
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Adventure Forest5 locals recommend
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PAK'nSAVE Whangarei10 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Whangārei

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  1. Private room
  2. Whangarei
Room, View AND Breakfast In The Heart of Northland
$38 per night
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Roomy 2 bedroom apartment so close to the City!!
$47 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Whangarei
TROPICAL BUNGALOW IN THE CITY
$50 per night
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Whangarei
Doves Lookout
$63 per night
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  1. Entire guest suite
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Riverside Retreat
$63 per night
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  1. Private room
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Marvellous Maunu
$38 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Whangarei
Cozy & Snug, your home when away.
$42 per night
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Whangarei
City Garden Hideaway
$61 per night
  1. Tiny home
  2. Whangarei
Cosy Cabin, Central Whangarei in Bush Setting
$56 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Whareora
Welcome to 'Tui's Retreat'
$53 per night
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Whangarei
SELF CONTAINED BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED STUDIO
$65 per night
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Whangarei
Harbourside. Renovated rooms with harbour views.
$62 per night

Your guide to Whangārei

All About Whangārei

Surrounded by green, forested hills and turquoise water, Whangārei is the northernmost city in New Zealand. The town is part of the larger Whangārei District — home to the picturesque stretches of Bream Bay, Whangarei Heads peninsula and the Tutukaka Coast — where you’ll find the surf hub Ocean Beach and numerous other white sandy outposts. Diving is a popular sport here, with the famous Poor Knights Islands just a boat ride away, or you can explore the waters along the bay and off the coast by kayak, paddleboard, or chartered fishing boat.

Several Whangārei hiking trails offer lookout points with coastal views, while others wind past cascading waterfalls. The popular Hātea Loop is a gentle paved trail that offers a sense of the town as it winds around the marina.

The area is also of cultural significance to the Māori, who used Mount Parihaka, located in Whangārei's Mair Park, as a pā, or fortressed village. By exploring The Hokianga and Dobbie Tracks, you can see the remnants of early Māori settlements.

As you walk through Whangārei, you’ll notice more than a dozen murals covering buildings in artistic recreations of the region’s incredible scenery, as well as a sculpture park, and several carved Māori pou (or poles).

Whangārei is also a jumping off point for the Bay of Islands, a cluster of more than 140 subtropical islands housing pristine beaches and Māori artifacts.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Whangārei?

Whangārei’s subtropical climate offers plenty of sunshine throughout the year with December to February being the warmest months. The area gets its fair share of rainfall in all seasons, so you’ll want to pack waterproof outerwear regardless of when you book your Whangārei accommodation. Winters in Whangārei, which run from June to August, are brisk and damp, although snowfall is rare.

In October, the Whangārei Fringe Festival brings to town circus acts, poetry readings, fashion shows, and live music and theater performances.

On Saturdays roughly between December and March, you can check out local cuisine and craftsmanship at the annual summer Artisans Market. Between Labor Day and Easter Weekend, the stalls transform into an evening street food hub with the Canopy Night Market.


What are the top things to do in Whangārei?

Claphams National Clock Museum

This unique museum in Whangārei features more than 2,000 clocks and timepieces. Claphams National Clock Museum is home to sundials, watches, antique cuckoo clocks, and unique timekeeping works of art. Take a guided tour to learn about this unique collection, which is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Otuihau Whangārei Falls

At 85-feet high, this stunning waterfall cascades over a cliff into a clear pool below. Viewing platforms bring you closer to this sacred source, which forms the start of the Hātea River. The Otuihau Whangārei Falls is just a 10-minute drive from the town center.

Whangārei Quarry Gardens

Located in a former quarry close to town, Whangārei Quarry Gardens are a thriving 60-acre subtropical paradise that includes a native forest, bromeliad garden, arid garden, and five senses garden. Explore the original quarry concrete tunnels, or meander past sculptures by local artists. You can top off your visit with a bite and a drink at the on-site cafe.

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