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Magical destination to visit when travelling to the Far North

We love this area and would also recommend a visit to Mongonui to visit the Little Kitchen Cafe. A trip along Wainui Road, which will have turn offs to Ota Point, Te Ngaere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We love this area and would also recommend a visit to Mongonui to visit the Little Kitchen Cafe. A trip along Wainui Road, which will have turn offs to Ota Point, Te Ngaere Beach, Maturi Bay are all worth a visit. Good coffee shop in Kaeo.

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Kaeo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful large Harbour. You can catch fish in the harbour without having to go to the open sea. Large snapper and kingfish can be caught here. 5 minutes after leaving the harbour you are in gamefishing waters and it is a great place to catch Marlin. It has and east and west arm and there are places where you can... More 

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Whangaroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is the most beautiful and spectacular natural harbour in all of New Zealand. It translates as Long Harbour and is ten kms in length; half of this length is only reachable by boat. Awesome rock formations, from St Pauls Rock to the Duke's Nose; a dizzily high waterfall; native bush right down to beach level. A must-see & experience... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

have seen many harbours and this was the prettiest full of interesting boats one of the better game fishing club rooms I have visited locals friendly had a tour of a fifty year old game boat

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Arenui game fishing boat makes its home in Whangaroa Harbour during the summer months. Five of us chartered the boat to fish from the Three Kings Islands and specifically the King Bank and had a great adventure. The captain and crew know how to catch fish and also provide for excellent meals and company. At times the sea was... More 

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A working harbour on a pretty bay, small fishing boats and leisure craft dot the quay. Postcard pretty and not set up just for the tourists.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Beautiful views can be can from anywhere but probably best either from one the many expensive-looking boats moored up out in the bay or as in my case looking down from St Paul's Rock. It has a nice hotel selling good beer and a cafe plus a few other shops. A very relaxing place that appears not to be spoiled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Really loved Whangaroa Harbour. Almost too good to be true:) Could do with a few more shops and cafes around the marina area which is looking a bit dated but the natural environment is soo georgeous. I believe it is world class fishing too but we were there for water sports activities and it was perfect.

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Mangonui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Great hike with friends, beautiful walk through the bush, stunning views of the harbor once you reach the top of Dukes Nose. The stream provides nice swimming areas. When you get to the end of the walk (Lane Cove) There are toilets, there's also a water taxi service from this point if people do not wish to walk back.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Uncrowded and peaceful place for fishing or just relaxing up the road is wonderful beaches if that's what you're after. Nice!

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Address: Whangaroa, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangaroa

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