There is a whole range of things to see and do in Whangarei and throughout Northland. Whangarei car rentals from New Zealand Rent A Car let you maximise your time so you can see and do it all at your own pace. You can visit beaches, mountains, islands and forests easily with a rental car from our Whangarei car rental branch located right in the city centre.
For more detailed information you should take a look at our rundown of the best things to do in Whangarei. If you’re after some fresh air and amazing scenery, then don’t ignore the top Whangarei walks and hikes either, as well as these amazing Northland day trips. And if you are in the mood for a bit of learning, then delve into the history of Whangarei and the surrounding region.
Take a closer look at some of the top Whangarei and Northland attractions, all accessible by rental car. And take a look at our sample Whangarei Itinerary.
The northernmost point of New Zealand, where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet. Attracting over 120,000 visitors annually, and likely to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.
This slice of paradise is considered by many to be the ultimate Northland holiday destination. If sunshine and golden beaches are for you, then you’ll fall in love with Doubtless Bay.
Get a taste of NZ’s diverse history at the Kerikeri Mission House and Stone Store. Both are some of the oldest surviving buildings in New Zealand, regarded as the “cradle of the nation”.
Known by many as the jewel in the Bay of Island’s crown, this bustling tourist town offers the perfect place from which to explore one of New Zealand’s most beautiful regions.
The “Lord of the Forest” is the largest kauri tree known to stand, at a whopping 51.2 meters high, and is between 1500-2500 years old. Tane Mahuta holds a special place in Maori mythology.
Experience authentic New Zealand heritage at its finest; the award-winning Kauri museum gives you an insight into the lives of pioneer European settlers and the once crucial kauri industry.
Whangarei’s unique marina is the place to be. With an eclectic array of restaurants and cafes you’ll never be far from great food and drink, and your kids will love the playground as well.
The birthplace of New Zealand, and one of the most culturally and historically significant locations in the country. It was here that the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi led to the creation of New Zealand as we know it.
Indulge your inner adrenaline junkie with an action packed ride down the side of steep, sandy dunes at high speeds. This is the perfect finish to a visit to 90 Mile Beach.
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