Whangarei travel guide

Whangarei Tourism | Whangarei Guide

You're Going to Love Whangarei

With a population of 50.900, Whangarei is the largest city in Northland, New Zealand by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Whangarei has to offer.

When to visit Whangarei

Whangarei in August
Estimated hotel price
$131
1 night at 3-star hotel
Whangarei in August
Estimated hotel price
$131
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Whangarei in January, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 24 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 7 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 250 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Whangarei, with an average rainfall of 60 mm.

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How to Get to Whangarei

Plane

When flying to Whangarei, you’ll arrive at Whangarei (WRE), which is located 6 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Whangarei from Australia departs from Sydney and takes around 5h 50m.

Car

Another option to get to Whangarei is to pick up a car hire from Auckland, which is about 130 km from Whangarei. You’ll find branches of Autounion Car Rental and DISCOUNT.QUEBEC , among others, in Auckland.

Plane

When flying to Whangarei, you’ll arrive at Whangarei (WRE), which is located 6 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Whangarei from Australia departs from Sydney and takes around 5h 50m.

Car

Another option to get to Whangarei is to pick up a car hire from Auckland, which is about 130 km from Whangarei. You’ll find branches of Autounion Car Rental and DISCOUNT.QUEBEC , among others, in Auckland.

Airports near Whangarei

Airlines serving Whangarei

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,653 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,565 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,105 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,411 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,028 reviews)
Finnair
Good (853 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (799 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (841 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,787 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (412 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (535 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,570 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
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Where to stay in Whangarei

Average rates range from around $146 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $223 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Whangarei

Most booked hotels in Whangarei

Comfort Hotel Flames Whangerei
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$149+
Continental Motel
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$156+
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
3 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
$178+
Motel Six
3 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
$129+

Hiring a car in Whangarei

Expect to pay $2.74 per litre in Whangarei (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $32.87 and $43.82. Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Whangarei, while also 10% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay $2.74 per litre in Whangarei (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $32.87 and $43.82. Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Whangarei, while also 10% cheaper than other types, on average.