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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 20 Attractions in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have driven out to the Heads many times & I am always impressed firstly the view in all directions up the Harbour , across at the Marsden oil refinery or along Ruakaka beach towards Bream tail There are many walks either to the Gun implacement left from World War 11 or to Smugglers bay or a harder & longer... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Whangarei Heads have some of the most incredible beaches. Amazing walks, boat launch, swimming. You cannot go wrong.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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157 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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