Best things to do in Northland
Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
“A site of great cultural significance to New Zealand's indigenous and European people. This is where the country's bi-cultural nationhood was first formed wit the signing of a treaty in the late 1800s. ”
“Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei Heads Harbour under the majestic Mt. Aubrey and Whangarei Headland. The venue is suited to all – the tavern has two large deck areas and an expansive lawn so it can cater for most group sizes. Lounge with us on a bean bag under the beautiful pohutukawa tree. ”
“⋒ Make sure to bring a water bottle as there are plenty of steps to the top of Mt. Manaia. ⋒ the platform overlooks Whangarei heads & is best seen for sunrise. Allow approx 45-1hr for climbing and 45 minute to the carpark. ⋒ Toilet facilities are on-site”
“In terms of making the most of the Bay, I would have to recommend going to Waitangi, the "birthplace of a Nation" where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, which is a 5 minute drive away.”
“Whangarei - Interesting scenic area around the yachts and boats at the city centre. Cafes, interesting shops, clock museum. 25min drive from home.”