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You'll love it here!

Whangārei is a vibrant harbour city at the centre of a district famous for beautiful beaches, lush green countryside and a relaxed lifestyle. The city (population 53,000) lies in the protected upper reaches of a picturesque harbour, nestled amid forest-clad hills. Whangārei Harbour is situated on the north-western fringe of the Hauraki Gulf, within a day’s sail from either the Bay of Islands or Auckland.

All the amenities of home

​From major retail outlets and supermarkets to boutiques and farmers’ markets; from fine dining and cafés to fast food outlets, as well as an active arts and cultural scene.

Whangārei offers a unique combination of attractions including:

  • One of the world’s best locations for a wide range of high-quality, value-for-money marine services and supplies

  • Excellent protection in affordable, international standard marinas and numerous delightful bays

  • A great base in New Zealand, with beautiful scenery; great beaches; fishing; hiking and many other outdoor pursuits, as well as schools and healthcare

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