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Address: Whangarei Heads Tourism Group/ Flutes | 2119 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0064 09 4340801
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Great drive

we really enjoyed the drive out to Whangarei Heads, spectacular viewing over the water. Interesting to see the oil refinery, it kind of spoils the view a bit, but no doubt is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Debra I
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NSW Australia
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NSW Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

we really enjoyed the drive out to Whangarei Heads, spectacular viewing over the water. Interesting to see the oil refinery, it kind of spoils the view a bit, but no doubt is a necessity.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Beautiful drive very picturesque lots of beautiful little communities well worth doing would do it again just for the photos and the drive

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Jamberoo, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

While doing the tourist thing driving around Whangerei we decided to drive out to Whangarei Heads. After doing many kilometres and passing through some very picturesque areas and some small villages we reached the Heads. Was it worth going there, I am not sure. Anyway we have been there now. Would I do it again, probably not.

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Whangarei
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Whangarei Heads covers quite a large area, but generally refers to the headlands and bays on the north-east side of the Whangarei Harbour and the northern side of the Whangarei Harbour entrance. The Whangarei Heads is a great place from early summer until the end of March. If you enjoy walking, tramping and water sports it is one of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Fantastic coastline and beautiful sandy beaches. Lovely safe area to swim and play and have picnics. Easy to drive and park.

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Mossel Bay
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My parents in law live here. Lucky me. It's a wild and wonderful place for long walks to secluded coves and great clean beach swims. Try to stay nearby for a few days and you can't go wrong. Walk up Mt Manaia too if you are fit.

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Muchea, Perth,
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Whangarei region has beautiful bays with lovely small inlets for boating, kyaking, and swimming. The scenery is beautiful and well worth a visit.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

What? Amazed that 6 people only gave this area average. This has to be one of the most beautiful places in the north New Zealand and so close to Whangarei. There are so many beautiful beaches around this area you could visit for months (or actually just live there and be done with it! Ex inhabitant pining to go back... More 

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Cheshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What a lovely drive down to The Heads, pretty villages and lovely beaches. Well worth the effort. A bit lacking in coffee shops/restaurants in that area, one or two but quite difficult to locate, ask advise from locals

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Edmonton, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
63 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

There was no real place to stop for a nice hike or beach access. We found the viewpoint for the oil refinery a bit odd. Why not a viewpoint for the ocean or the heads?

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