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Whangarei Heads

Whangarei Heads Tourism Group/ Flutes | 2119 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
0064 09 4340801
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were very excited to see the Heads but it seemed like we traveled forever in order to get there and when we did it was a bit of an anti climax. Sure it is very picturesque and makes for some pretty selfies, but at the end of the day, to the layman, it is a piece of beach with... More

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I might be bias because I live in Parua Bay, but every morning on my drive to work I am always admiring the view. Especially at high tide on a clear day it is just stunning. The beaches are fantastic and popular but it's easy to find a quiet spot and if you know where to go, there is often... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We spent labour weekend here and what an enjoyable weekend it was. Blessed with good weather, we were able to complete several walks in the area, before heading back to the bach and enjoying dinner at sunset. The air is clean, the water crystal clear and the locals friendly. Will definitely return.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Urquarts bay and all the surrounding bays were good. Very windy bays and the view of the refinery was a little too off putting. Great reserves

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
129 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We went during the week so traffic was not busy , would think in summer very busy. Good to go at own pace and stop at will to look and wonder at the view/s along the way ... We travelled the most of the length toward ocean beach stopped in car park and walk along this wonderful sandy beach tide... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Whangarei heads is a nice scenic drive that is always different. This weekend there was so much wind that the chop from the harbour was splashing on the road at high tide.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful beaches. We did not do the hikes, but when I come ever back at this place I will definitely reserve some time for it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nothing too impressive to be honest. It does offer a good surf beach so will be good for a keen surfer. Was expecting a pretty scenic drive to the heads from the town centre but was left disappointed as the scenery along the way was pretty average and is not really worth the drive as compared to say a drive... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Beautiful scenery approx at the last half way traveling from Whangarei city. A blue water bay on one side of the road and hilly mountains on the other side. Nearly the end of this road at Reotahi Bay, an unobstructed view in close distance you can see the huge NZ Oil Refinery Plant at the distance at Marsden Point, at... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is Whangarei at its best.Beautifull drive around the harbour to access the end of it Ocean beach.Probably the most attractive part of this wonderfull part of our country.The walk to mount Manaia is just plain superb.The reward is at the end with an exceptional view of Whangarei heads.Well worth going through it all and Ocean beach on its own... More

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