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Address: Whangaroa, New Zealand
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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185 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
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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337 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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62 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There was nowhere to review St Pauls Rock Whangaroa so I thought I'd review it here. Definitely do this climb. You drive up the steep hill to a parking place near the start of the walking track. From there you steadily climb the lower reaches of the rock before reaching the rocky section. Here there is a section where you... More 

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Kaikohe, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The great prices of the meals at the game fishing club.The tremendous history of the area and the friendliness if the locals.It can be used as a base for one travelling around the far north and its a magic spot to recharge and re juvenate

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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105 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you want a beautiful harbour in the very quiet and tranquil set, immerse yourself to this place. The Whangaroa Harbour/Inlet is right place to enjoy the gentle sailing because it is protected by a huge of land both sides of the inlet, as far as 10 km away from the open sea. It is small and quiet place, only... More 

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