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Whangarei Heads

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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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I have spent a lot of time here

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Mossel Bay
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
56 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Bransgore, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
45 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

had a great day driving along this road to the Pacific Ocean. Amazing Bays and view and enjoyed a walk on the sand at the Heads. Really beautiful countryside.

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Sedona, Arizona
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126 reviews 126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Whangerai Heads pronounced "Fanguree Hids" are worth the 23 kilometer drive from the town of the same name, Whangerai. Curvy yes, yet worth driving a little slower to take in the sights along the way. Massive "head" formations are set against the coastline. Having lived in the Southwest, the ocean, beach and bay excursions are so welcome ! Take a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

wow, i find the whangarai city a bit bland to look at ,but once you go to the heads it is a total different place. a must see,go to oceans beach,once on the beach to your right you have the rock pools and to the left you have a wonderful white sandy beaches.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Northland's best kept secret, so beautiful, great coastline and surf. Stay at www.saltaccommodation.co.nz

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new zeland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
86 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you've little time in Whangarei then this would be a must do. Great views, lovely drive, stupendous beaches

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