Whangarei Holidays

New Zealand
Whangarei, the northernmost city of New Zealand, was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1769. European settlers began arriving in the 1800s, making the city a popular agricultural zone. Today, Whangarei is known for its beautiful scenery and local commerce.

Photos from other travellers

How to get to Whangarei

Here's what you need to know about getting to Whangarei. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Whangarei takes 1 day, 5 hours, 20 minutes.

When to go to Whangarei

Typical Holiday Price

£2946 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Whangarei varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - October is the cheapest month to go to Whangarei.

Where to stay in Whangarei

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Whangarei, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Whangarei

Terry Gardner | Trip by SkyscannerDive Tutakaka / Poor Knight's Dive Center
Dive Tutakaka / Poor Knight's Dive Center

Reviews of Whangarei


Nothing great to report, nothing poor to report. Its a very easy drive from here to Tutukaka for a few days of diving. There is more to do here, Tutukaka has almost nothing. The Whangarei falls is a beautiful falls, and well worth the hike. I'd recommend doing any hikes around it.

Craig Feuerherdt
Craig FeuerherdtBendigo

The playground down at "The Basin" is just fantastic for the kids to run around. The walk around the falls (on the north edge of town) is also a good way to stretch the legs.

Robert Somerville
Robert SomervilleInvercargill

Caulfield Te Hira
Caulfield Te HiraAuckland

Nearby destinations


Great Barrier Island