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Attractions - Whangarei, New Zealand
Whangarei is New Zealands northern-most city.The Whangarei Town Basin has yachts from around the world mooring here to soak up the semi tropical climate and explore the stunning coastline of Northland. Whangarei is famous for the brilliant diving at the Poor Knights Islands. Whangarei is the gateway to the Bay of Islands. It has a wide variety of shops and services, with a small modern cinema complex, opera and drama theatres. The development of the Whangarei Town Basin has brought an international flavour to the city with yachts from around the world mooring here to soak up the semi tropical climate and explore the stunning coastline of Northland, the white sandy beaches at Ruakaka, Whangarei Heads, beautiful Matapouri Bay, Whale and Sandy Bays. Whangarei is famous for the brilliant diving at the Poor Knights Islands which are situated 12 miles off the coast at Tutukaka.

Whangarei District Council
The new logo was designed in 1989 when the former Whangarei City, Whangarei County and Hikurangi Town Council's melded into one.
"Woven Together To Become Strong" or "Whiri Whiri Ngia Mai A Tatou Kia Kaha Rawa" is one of the philosophies behind the council choosing the colours of burgundy and grey.
Claphams Clocks
Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum is a unique visitor attraction presenting one of the largest collections of clocks in the southern hemisphere, established in the 1940's by Whangarei resident Archibald Clapham. Come "face to face" with these amazing timepieces, hear the unique chimes and cuckoos whilst learning about the international history of clock making. This is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family.
Zion Wildlife Gardens
The park like environment provides a sanctuary to some of the world's rarest big cats and allows you a unique chance to learn about these magnificent endangered animals.
The wildlife gardens currently has a collection of 39 cats consisting of Barbary and White Lions, Royal White and Orange Bengal tigers, at times some very cute cubs, two Serval cats, two Cheetahs, a Black Leopard and special honorary members to the Zion family Foxy the Baboon, Osti and Rich the ostriches and some deer.
Whangarei Museum
At Whangarei Museum & Kiwi House at Heritage Park we want you and your students to enjoy museums just as much as we do! Our aim is to create an exciting and inspiring learning environment for your students. We offer you the chance to enjoy, appreciate and understand the rich heritage of taitokerau/Northland by accessing our collections and visiting our wonderful venues.
Whangarei Airport
The Whangarei District Airport, situated at Handforth Street, Onerahi, is an easy 10 minute drive from the city centre. The location within the pleasant harbour side suburb of Onerahi means that local shops and accommodation are even closer at hand.
Adventure Forest
Challenge your balance!Enter the most exciting forest in Northland. Climb on amazing circuits rigged from tree to tree. Grab a rope, jump, roll or swing in the air to reach the next platform, it's awesome!
Heaps of fun for everyone
The circuits are designed for all ages, with two courses for smaller kids. Come along with your friends or family and share a great adventure!Yes, it's safe...
Once our qualified Staff have provided the safety equipment, and shown you the ropes, you can go on your own on the aerial circuits! No stress: we will help you return to the ground if necessary!