This coastal stretch is home to several harbours, off-shore islands and over a hundred beaches. It also serves as the regional capital of the Northland region. It is neighboured to the south by Hikurangi town. Whangarei is modern town with fine and efficient infrastructure. The city is easily accessible by car which is the best option for a tour in Whangarei. If coming from Orewa, you can use the Coastal Highway.
The airport is situated in Onerahi, situated at the far south east corner of the city. To get you closer to the city centre, you can either cruise around the Riverside Drive via the Onerahi Road or take the Beach road. The latter treats you to a fun drive along the endless chain of white, sandy beaches. Going further will get you to the neighbouring Auckland town. The Onerahi road will reveal to you some scenic landscapes and parks. Onerahi Park is a few miles from the airport. Proceeding further into the Riverside Drive gets you to William Fraser Memorial park, a short while from Whangarei’s central point.
A notable feature in Whangarei is Mt. Parihaka. This is an ancient volcanic dome standing 241m high at the north eastern part of the city. Around this mountain is the Parihaka Scenic Reserve. Here you can treat your eyes to the beauty of nature’s best creations. Another 3.7 miles north of the city reveals the famous Tikipunga town. This area holds Whangarei Scenic reserve, Tikipunga Park, Denby Reserve and the 26m high waterfall of the Hatea River, among other fascinating features. If using a car for rent in Whangarei, you can access the area using Kiripaka road, via Mill road coming from the city centre.
For the sport lovers, Whangarei is famous for golf, hockey and rugby. The northland Rugby League is known to have the largest stadium in the region. This could present you with a chance to catch some international tournaments. Mt. Denby Golf Course near Tikipunga and the Northland Golf Course on Dip Road are perfect directions to turn in your car for hire in Whangarei. Skydiving is also a popular sport here. Skydive Ballistic Blondes would be a good destination in this case.
Enjoy professional service and special cuisines in any of Whangarei’s hotels, cafés and restaurants. Here we have the famous King’s Gate Hotel, Taihururu Farms Lodge among others. The Blue Heron Holiday Park is also a popular destination for all family members. Here you can also view birds and other marine life as you enjoy your meals and drinks.
To fully enjoy your stay in Whangarei, you need a good car. Consult a car rental in Whangarei for the most suitable vehicle. Make early reservations to avoid not getting the best of choices in Whangarei.
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