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Vacation rentals in Whangārei

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Chalet in Whangarei
Relax + Enjoy this tranquil Studio
A stunning and fully renovated Studio with Kitchenette and Ensuite. A plush deep mattress and topper for a comfortable nights rest. Cotton Sheets and luxury Towels. Unit is fully Insulated Walking distance to the town centre, ideally located for exploring Northland. Off street Parking Fantastic views of the town. You'll love it here. Some dates are blocked for family, so email if you need an extended stay than the availability is showing. Enjoy complimentary Tea, coffee and amenities.
$76 per night
Private room in Whangarei
Enjoy being surrounded by up- cycled furniture frech provincial style, lots of lush indoor and outdoor plants and sundrenched all day. Sit on the sunny morning deck with your coffee or walk to the many restaurants and Cafe 100m away. Im passionate about nature, gardens, health and wellness, cooking and helping people find their way around Northland. Located 5MIN drive to CBD Having background in accommodation tourism you can be sure you will be well looked after during your stay.
$58 per night
Guest suite in Whangarei
Riverside Retreat
Fully renovated guest suite just 2 minutes walk from the town basin and Hundertwasser. Guest suite has a private entrance with car-parking space and a private deck featuring mountain and river views. Both the main bedroom and sitting room are equipped with Smart TVs and a NETFLIX subscription. Full wifi coverage is provided with Ultra Fast Broadband. Kitchenette includes a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle along with basic cutlery.
$80 per night

Stay near Whangārei's top sights

Photo of Whangarei Falls
Whangarei Falls63 locals recommend
Photo of PAK'nSAVE Whangarei
PAK'nSAVE Whangarei18 locals recommend
Photo of Whangarei Quarry Gardens
Whangarei Quarry Gardens34 locals recommend
Photo of McDonald's Whangarei
McDonald's Whangarei3 locals recommend
Photo of Countdown Whangarei
Countdown Whangarei9 locals recommend
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The Quay31 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Whangārei

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Cosy Cabin, Central Whangarei in Bush Setting
$71 per night
Guesthouse in Whangarei
Self contained beautifully presented studio
$79 per night
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City Garden Hideaway
$72 per night
Guest suite in Whangarei
Tranquil Private Setting in 2.5 acres.
$73 per night
Guesthouse in Whangārei
Dragonfly Cottage
$82 per night
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Private and cozy in the winter-less North
$85 per night
Guesthouse in Whangārei
Upmarket guesthouse - private, quiet and central
$114 per night
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Kensington Studio
$64 per night
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Town Basin on Ewing
$87 per night
Rental unit in Whangarei
Rosehill Lodge (Kowhai Apartment)
$95 per night
Private room in Whangarei
Room, View AND Breakfast In The Heart of Northland
$47 per night
Home in Whangārei
Cosy bungalow in Woodhill
$107 per night

Your guide to Whangārei

All About Whangārei

Surrounded by green, forested hills and turquoise water, Whangārei is the northernmost city in New Zealand. The town is part of the larger Whangārei District — home to the picturesque stretches of Bream Bay, Whangarei Heads peninsula and the Tutukaka Coast — where you’ll find the surf hub Ocean Beach and numerous other white sandy outposts. Diving is a popular sport here, with the famous Poor Knights Islands just a boat ride away, or you can explore the waters along the bay and off the coast by kayak, paddleboard, or chartered fishing boat.

Several Whangārei hiking trails offer lookout points with coastal views, while others wind past cascading waterfalls. The popular Hātea Loop is a gentle paved trail that offers a sense of the town as it winds around the marina.

The area is also of cultural significance to the Māori, who used Mount Parihaka, located in Whangārei's Mair Park, as a pā, or fortressed village. By exploring The Hokianga and Dobbie Tracks, you can see the remnants of early Māori settlements.

As you walk through Whangārei, you’ll notice more than a dozen murals covering buildings in artistic recreations of the region’s incredible scenery, as well as a sculpture park, and several carved Māori pou (or poles).

Whangārei is also a jumping off point for the Bay of Islands, a cluster of more than 140 subtropical islands housing pristine beaches and Māori artifacts.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Whangārei?

Whangārei’s subtropical climate offers plenty of sunshine throughout the year with December to February being the warmest months. The area gets its fair share of rainfall in all seasons, so you’ll want to pack waterproof outerwear regardless of when you book your Whangārei accommodation. Winters in Whangārei, which run from June to August, are brisk and damp, although snowfall is rare.

In October, the Whangārei Fringe Festival brings to town circus acts, poetry readings, fashion shows, and live music and theater performances.

On Saturdays roughly between December and March, you can check out local cuisine and craftsmanship at the annual summer Artisans Market. Between Labor Day and Easter Weekend, the stalls transform into an evening street food hub with the Canopy Night Market.

What are the top things to do in Whangārei?

Claphams National Clock Museum

This unique museum in Whangārei features more than 2,000 clocks and timepieces. Claphams National Clock Museum is home to sundials, watches, antique cuckoo clocks, and unique timekeeping works of art. Take a guided tour to learn about this unique collection, which is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Otuihau Whangārei Falls

At 85-feet high, this stunning waterfall cascades over a cliff into a clear pool below. Viewing platforms bring you closer to this sacred source, which forms the start of the Hātea River. The Otuihau Whangārei Falls is just a 10-minute drive from the town center.

Whangārei Quarry Gardens

Located in a former quarry close to town, Whangārei Quarry Gardens are a thriving 60-acre subtropical paradise that includes a native forest, bromeliad garden, arid garden, and five senses garden. Explore the original quarry concrete tunnels, or meander past sculptures by local artists. You can top off your visit with a bite and a drink at the on-site cafe.

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