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Things to do in Whangaroa

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Restaurant
“Breakfast, lunch or dinner - they're very homely, wonderful people. Check out the timings before you go, because it is closed one day per week...”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Beautiful place to unwind, relax and socialise. They are open in the afternoons, well into the night. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is a Club, but mention that you stay at Terry's place and you will be made very welcome.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Drive upto the top of the Old Hospital Road, and trek to the top of the rock for a spectacular, stupendous, one of a kind view of the harbour. Or just trek from home to the top of the rock...its only a mile or so. Take a water bottle with you, and if you wish to spend time at the top of the rock, take some snacks with you. Its generally a bit more windy there than it is at the base of the hill..”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“An Eco-bach right above the harbour waters; all power by solar rays; newly built with all creature comforts; ideal for 'Bachglamping'; romantic, most private and natural, suit suitable lovely couple.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“The local General Store, selling a bit of everything; nice friendly owners John and Louanne; call in for local Info any day 7 days a week.”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“The club has a bar and restaurant and is the meeting place for all the fishermen and their tall stories; family friendly, right by the marina.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“The Local: meet here the locals and characters of the Whangaroa scene; friendly owners & standard café meals available. Opposite the Club. Off Licence sales (take-aways). Dive Bottle Refills.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The closest & best restnt to your accommodation. Lovely lady chef and friendly young Maori ladies for staff. Succulent steaks, fresh fish & chips, hamburgers, pizzas, salads.”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“One guide book considered this harbour to be maybe the world's most beautiful natural harbour; I've never seen anything to rival it in all my travels; 5kms to explore, by foot or boat; outstanding!!!”
  • 2 locals recommend