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Vacation rentals in Whangārei

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Whangārei

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Townhouse in Whangarei
Central Townhouse/Apartment in Rural Setting
Less than 6 minutes from from the city centre, our Central Townhouse is an oasis. Luxurious open plan living with well equipped kitchen, dining, lounge area, and a sunroom. Bedroom1 has a Queen bed, bedroom 2 has 2x long single beds (can be transformed into a Superking bed). In the lounge are two very comfortable double size sofa beds. There is an awesome outdoor entertainment area as well as a beautiful back garden bordering the Waiarohia Stream. An ideal retreat to recharge and relax.
$100 per night
Guesthouse in Whangarei
Studio9 - Modern studio
If you would like a clean, private modern studio in the heart of the Town Basin look no further. We are a 5 minute walk to the Hundertwasser Gallery and Wairoa Maori Art Museum as well as numerous fantastic restaurants and bars in the Town Basin precinct. There are also weekend markets and supermarkets and the CBD all within a 5 minute walk. Our studio has everything you need, is well equiped and you also have your own undercover outdoor area. Purpose built, modern and a little bit special!
$93 per night
Guest suite in Whangarei
Tranquil Private Setting in 2.5 acres.
Lovely private room with en-suite, separate from the main house. Located in a beautiful country setting with 2.5 acres of private grounds and ample parking for boats, camper vans and cars. Amenities include WiFi, jug, toaster, fridge microwave and bbq. A continental breakfast is provided with tea and coffee. Just a 5 minute drive from Kamo Town and 15 minute drive to Whangarei Town Center where you will find many local cafes, bars, takeaways and restaurants close to the Marina.
$75 per night

Stay near Whangārei's top sights

Whangarei Falls63 locals recommend
The Quay31 locals recommend
Whangarei Quarry Gardens34 locals recommend
PAK'nSAVE Whangarei18 locals recommend
Countdown Whangarei9 locals recommend
McDonald's Whangarei3 locals recommend

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Chalet in the hills with grand views
$68 per night
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Upmarket guesthouse - private, quiet and central
$118 per night
Home in Whangarei
Stay in Whangarei
$124 per night
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No. 40 Central to City Falls Bush Walks Beaches
$68 per night
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Guest Suite on Ngahere
$98 per night
Guesthouse in Whangarei
Doves Lookout
$90 per night
Guesthouse in Whangarei Heads
Cozy, Couples Retreat with Harbourview
$71 per night
Guest suite in Whangarei
Kensington Studio
$57 per night
Apartment in Whangarei
Roomy 2 bedroom apartment so close to the City!!
$50 per night
Guesthouse in Whangarei
Tranquility Lodge - hideaway close to town
$75 per night
Guesthouse in Parua Bay
Erins Bay
$156 per night
Apartment in Whangarei
Eastwood Estate
$45 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.

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.

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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