Travel Blogs from Whangarei
... br> The Whangarei Town Basin Art Trail takes about 15 minutes each way and is a flat walkway following the river downstream to the start of the Whangarei Harbour. En route you will find a range of stunning local sculptures with an ocean theme, attractive information boards outlining the history of the area and plenty of park benches for sitting back and taking in the scenery. At the end is the Waka and ...
... they are swearing all the time. Their information centres are called i sites and are very informative. I know that's there purpose...while at our first I-site Jarrod spotted an owl, which Sybilla has now in her procession. We went into town and looked at the clock museum (not actually in it though). We all loved the waterfall we visited. Absolutely beautiful and blissful too. It was one that you could (if we came earlier), swim ...
... for the night walk. There were only 4 of us with the 2 lovely Maori lady guides who blessed and chanted us through the forest "introducing" us to the Kauri giants. Standing in front of the massive king of the forest listening to the kiwi calling and seeing the stars twinkling through the branches high above us was a moment that we'll not forget ...
... rush so stopped at a few nice viewpoints and also a ‘Honey Centre’ where we got to try lots of NZ made honey as well as see a real hive and learn about how bees work and live. The highlight was trying actual honeycomb which was very sweet. We liked it so much we bought some to have as a treat.
By the time it was starting to get dark we had got as far as Whangarei, so using a guidebook we located ...
... it has a girth of almost 14 metres and over 51 metres high. The Maori call the tree Tane and believe it is son of the creators of the earth. As we travel through the rest of the forest we see other kauri trees and they are all magnificent. We reach the site at Matakohe, which is very close to The Kauri Museum that we are visiting tomorrow, a very pleasant site, in a lovely location over looking the Kaipara inlet ...
Other places to stay in Whangarei
9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei | 3 star hotelfrom $133
Waverly St., Onerahi, Whangarei | Hotelfrom $92
35 Otaika Rd, Whangarei | 3 star hotelfrom $96
54 Otaika Road, Whangarei | Hotelfrom $64
260 Kamo Rd., Whangarei | Hotelfrom $92
2 Bank St., Whangarei | Hotelfrom $43