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Whangaroa Harbour

Address: Whangaroa, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Whangaroa
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Dunedin, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We didn't spend as long here as we would have liked. It's a fair drive from Kaitaia, or anywhere really. But the rocky pinnacles around the harbour are outstanding - staggering even. You descend gently to the seaside, famous for its oyster beds, and the bush and scenery are tremendous. Visitors will be gently impressed. There are spectacular walks in... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We have been several times and been out in the harbour on their boat, but this is the first time I have actually written a review. The whole area is stunningly beautiful and we have a yearly picnic on one of the small islands. Lovely for swimming and walking along the beach. Always a treat.

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Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A wonderful scenic drive round the shores of this fantastic natural harbour in Northland, New Zealand. There are plenty of places to stop and picnic, a pub overlooking the harbour and a local shop for all your snacks and drinks. A very tranquil and quiet place with plenty of wildlife.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The fish and chips were good, the house wine very quaffable. The views from the harbour are good too. The staff friendly.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We did the North Totara walk and the water taxi picked us up. The guys knows a lot of the history of the place and it's well worth the $20 to get back to base.

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We spent a day with friends, sailing the harbour and surrounding bays. The scenery around this area is wonderful and even some rain showers added to the spectacle. Sadly our fishing attempts were unsuccessful but a wonderful day was enjoyed by us.

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Despite the unusually damp weather for this time of year, the natural beauty of the area shone through: pure nature in all it's glory. If you're doubtful, check it out for yourself.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I have been to the Bay of Islands many times and seen all of the typical tourist locations. This time I wanted I wanted to experience something a little different on my visit. Searching on the website for things to do, I came across the Department of Conservation website describing the walk to Dukes Nose. Do not be put off... More 

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Port Stephens NSW. Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Skipper owner is Alastair Smith & you couldnt find a better guy . He does bay discovery & history tours for small parties , 6 would be tops but very comfortable for 4 .Fairly priced his knowledge of the area is first class. Next day he took us out fishing in The Sea Fever & again his pricing & attention... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

A great place to stay for all. If you are a couple, family, business , this lovely place caters to all. Highly recomended. Thank you very much for a fabulous time. We appreciated it.

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