The breathtaking nature of Whangarei Heads, with its' spectacular coastal landscape and sub-tropical climate is undoubtedly a ‘hidden gem’ in 'Winterless' Northland, New Zealand- increasingly recognised as a special Tourist Destination
The peninsula nestles between sheltered bays of Whangarei Harbour on the South side and the white sands of the 5 km Ocean beach on its Northern Pacific coast.
Lying between stunning coastal fringes the diverse natural landscape of forest and shrubland rises to 20 million year old volcanic peaks dominated by towering Mt Manaia and the Bream Head ridge reaching over 400metres. This natural wonderland is recognised as being of national significance due to the richness of fish, forest and bird life,including one of only five Kiwi sanctuaries in New Zealand.
New Zealand's northernmost City, nearby Whangarei, is linked by the newly official Tourism Route:
Whangarei Heads Tourist Drive. Take a look at the route which meanders along the coast, passing between the many bays and coves and of course the rugged landscape before culminating at Ocean Beach.
Whangarei Heads, Naturally Superb