Welcome

Welcome to Whangarei District, the cultural and commercial heart of the north…where a taste of the tropics awaits you. From exhilarating adventures to peaceful back to nature activities, inspired shopping and quality dining, you will be delighted at what you discover.

Whangarei Love it here! boasts some of New Zealand’s finest beaches, with a stunning coastline, featuring a myriad of breath-taking picturesque seascapes from Lang Cove in the south to Bland Bay in the North. Blessed by a sub-tropical climate the District is lush with native bush, fertile farmland, orchards, vineyards-wineries and amazing gardens.

A variety of excellent art galleries, museums, shopping precincts and specialty stores, restaurants and cafés, provide great opportunities to meet the friendly people who add to the charm of the District.

Whangarei's historic Town Basin known as the “Gathering Place of the Pacific” provides an idyllic setting in which to meander or relax and view the superb marina that host yachts from all over the world.

The unique waterfront location is home to the iconic Clapham’s Clocks - The National Clock Museum, art galleries and studios, i SITE Information Centre at Te Manawa, The HUB, The Whangarei Art Museum, specialty shops, take a walk along the riverside to see the Sculpture Trail and Heritage Boards - and of course restaurants and cafés.

Take the opportunity to visit Kiwi North comprising the Whangarei Museum, Kiwi House and Heritage Park on State Highway 14 where live Kiwis can be viewed in their nocturnal Kiwi House. The unique Victorian Heritage house is located in the Heritage Park.

The Whangarei District is home to some of the Country’s finest restaurants and cafés with excellent and award winning cuisine to tempt the tastebuds and palates of our visitors and locals. The Guide is intended to give you an overview of the multicultural flavour of the District’s food, style and ambience of the featured selections - you will be spoilt for choice!

Our featured restaurants and cafés will be delighted to know that you found them in the Dining Guide Whangarei District, or on our website.

Fred Reymond - Publisher

Fred Reymond - Publisher