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Popular amenities for Whangārei vacation rentals

Stay near Whangārei's top sights

Whangarei Falls63 locals recommend
Whangarei Quarry Gardens34 locals recommend
PAK'nSAVE Whangarei18 locals recommend
McDonald's Whangarei3 locals recommend
Countdown Whangarei9 locals recommend
The Quay30 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Whangārei

  • Total rentals

    250 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    10 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    40 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    100 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    14K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do house rentals in Whangārei have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with a bbq area in Whangārei. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there Whangārei house rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 10 house rentals with pools in Whangārei, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Are there pet-friendly house rentals in Whangārei?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Whangārei. Choose from more than 30 house rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do house rentals in Whangārei have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a gym in Whangārei. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Whangārei?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with a gym, over 120 homes with wifi, over 80 homes with air conditioning, over 20 homes with a bbq area, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Do apartment rentals in Whangārei have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 apartment rentals with air conditioning in Whangārei. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there apartment rentals with a dedicated workspace in Whangārei?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 apartment rentals in Whangārei featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • How much does it cost to stay in private suite rentals in Whangārei?

    Experience the best of Whangārei with our private suite rentals, starting at about $30 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Whangārei?

    Whangārei has more than 70 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do private suite rentals in Whangārei have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 private suite rentals with wifi in Whangārei. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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