"Whangarei - Two hours from Auckland" Whangarei by skyangel_k1

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Museum of Time in Whangarei

Whangarei has a quaint little jetty and an area called The Basin at the waterfront. It offers cafes and souvenir craft shops. There is a museum at the Basin as well.

The mural at the museum depicts the story of time, from the beginning of time to the current age.

Along Whangarei there are also ancient kauri shops selling items from table tops to clocks, trays, coasters, all made from ancient kauri wood.

Off the beaten track onto floral pathsto Whangarei

All along the roads, it is not uncommon to find wild flowers growing. Often you may see fields of wild flowers in myriad colours. On beaches, you can see beach daisies, or mists of pink flowers for miles.

Most people stop at Whangarei before heading up further north to the Bay of Islands or beyond.

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  • Pros:Simple - what you see is what you get
  • In a nutshell:Good day trip or stopover
  • Last visit to Whangarei: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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