Around the Heads

Here are some places to Visit around Whangarei and Whangarei Heads. Talk to your accommodation provider for more information about these and other interesting placesn that you could visit.

Kiwi North: Kiwi House, Heritage Park & Whangarei Museum

Great for wet days, dry days, families, train enthusiasts and anyone keen to see a live kiwi

Kingdom of Zion

World famous as a result of The Lion Man tv series, featuring Craig Busch, Kingdom of Zion is a tranquil countryside setting which provides a sanctuary to 33 of the world's rarest big cats-lions, tigers, cheetahs and a black leopard.Many of these animals are endangered species, and some are extinct in the wild Packages are available from all Whangarei Heads Tourism Group accommodation which include transport to and from  Kingdom of Zion as well as admission to the Park .Feed Tours at 2pm (Tuesdays,Thursdays and Saturdays) are particularly recommended, as are Enrichment Tours (2pm Wednesdays and Sundays) Advance booking is advisable.                                                  Tel: 09 435 0110


Whangarei Falls and AH Reed Memorial Kauri Walkway

A short drive from Whangarei Heads are the dramatic Whangarei Falls. You can either view these from above, take a short walk to the bottom or enjoy a longer 1 hour round-trip bush walk to the AH Reed Kauri Walkway

Adventure Forest

Glenbervie Forest tree based adventure. Climb on amazing circuits rigged from tree to tree. Grab a rope, jump, roll or swing in the air to reach the next platform, it's awesome! Weekends, public and school holidays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Weekdays by appointment only.


Longview Estate (Whangarei), Marsden Estate, Cottle Hill Winery (Keri Keri), AkeAke, Fat Pig, Pukeko (Waimate North), Omata Estate (Russell), Okahu Estate (Kaitaia), KariKari Estate (KariKari Peninsula)

Whangarei Heads Choco-Tours

Take a short tour  sampling scenic Whangarei Heads then indulge yourself...taste delicious locally hand made chocolates (Tel: 09 434 0801)