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Whangarei Heads

Address: Whangarei Heads Tourism Group/ Flutes | 2119 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0064 09 4340801
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Ranked #9 of 23 Attractions in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A short walk from the Whoolshed car park takes you to the beautiful Smugglers Cove beach. Nice views, one of our favorite beach.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Whangarei is really a city of 100 beaches. Whangarei heads also holds a lot of them, from marine reserve to open water areas you can fish. Spend the day or camp over night. There are a few shops out the heads, way, but minimal ones. Load up before you head out, water sunblock and togs!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A pleasant drive out if staying in Whangarei, but if I was a tourist travelling around NZ I wouldn't spend 2 hours driving out to see Ocean beach, it is a lovely beach, don't get me wrong but there a similar beaches around.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

There were so many beautiful little bays in particular McKenzie bay and Urquarts, perfect for younger children because the water is so calm and flat. Good for fishing, jet-skiing and even just chilling on your LILO :) good times!!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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