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Motorhome Rental & Campervan Hire Whangarei

Campervan hire in Whangarei

Head to subtropical Whangarei to overlook New Zealand’s meeting of land with sea, as well as for great views of the city from Mount Parihaka and an introduction to the heritage of the Maori, who built their largest fortified village or Pa at the summit here. Walk through the excavations and the native forests of the summit to get yourself acquainted with the region, and then head into the bustling city centre before getting some sun on the beaches along the beautiful coastline. Whether arts, water, forests, caverns, vineyards, or peaks are your major thrill, Whangarei is your gateway to all the excitement and offerings of Northland.

And then what? Campervan hire in Whangarei

Travellers headed south from Whangarei after hiring their campervan will want to stop over at the Ruakaka Beach Holiday Park 30 km south of the city or the still more beloved Camp Waipu Cove less than 50 km south of the city along State Highway 1. Nestled in Bream Bay along one of the most pristine and beautiful summer beaches in New Zealand, these parks are great spots to really get your holiday started. The beaches along Bream Bay range from populated to secluded and feature the longest swimming season of New Zealand – from November to May! Come here to surf or observe surfers almost year round. Parking fees are typically around $1 an hour throughout central Whangarei, though there is free parking at the Town Basin car park off of Dent Street, where you can leave your car for three hours at a time. Long-term parking is also available for free at the Whangarei Airport, though if leave your car there for more than a month you risk it being towed. Whangarei is located along the north-south bound State Highway 1, two hours north of Auckland. While Auckland is certainly one of the most exciting cities of Oceania, excellent adventures await you north of Whangarei as well: follow State Highway 1 north to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to learn more about New Zealand’s founding and Maori culture. From here you can swim with dolphins in the Bay of Islands or take a boat trip through the “Hole in the Rock.” Then continue along State Highway 1 to its northernmost tip at Cape Reinga where the Tasman Sea collides with the Pacific Ocean. Or head west out of the city along State Highway 14 to explore the forests of Northland – don’t miss the enormous Tane Mahuta in Waipoua Forest – and the west coast, which is accessible via State Highways 12, 14, and 15. Wine lovers will want to make the numerous cellar doors of the region a part of their trip; check out this Northland wine trail map to fully integrate wineries into your explorations. While there’s no need to stock up on wine before you leave Whangarei, you may want to stock up on groceries to be truly independent as you explore this scintillating region. There are a number of Countdowns and New World supermarkets on Bank Street north of the city centre and Oakara Drive south of the city centre. A Pak’n Save is conveniently located downtown on Robert Street; bring your own bags to stock up as you head back to your campervan following explorations of central Whangarei.

Top holiday parks in Whangarei

The Whangarei Central Holiday Park is located just over a kilometre away from city centre conveniently close to State Highway 1, to provide you a quick getaway into the region’s spectacular natural activities. Both grass and sealed sites are available for all your campervan or motorhome needs. Located just 2 km from city centre, the Whangarei Top 10 Holiday Park is your “haven in the heart of the city”, as it is bordered by the Parihaka Scenic Reserve and Hatea River. Awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, this park truly is an excellent base from which to explore this subtropical region. Waterfall lovers will be interested in camping at the Whangarei Falls Holiday Park and YHA just 6 kilometres north of city centre and up the street from the Whangarei Falls. While the Falls are next door, get more activity by taking a hike out to the Abbey Caves from this park, four and a half km away. For even more natural surroundings and quick access to the beautiful Northland coastline, head to the Tutukaka Holiday Park just twenty minutes outside of Whangarei. Located in a scenic valley Oturu Bay, this is a great spot for travellers looking for a little seclusion.

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