ADD TO LISTWhangarei's most visited attraction is the Sandy Bay. It also has some pretty nice sun tanning and rest & relaxation, and a decent number of travelers making their way through New Zealand stop by Whangarei to check them out. Take a look at this Whangarei travel guide to find out more about things to see and do there.
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Whangarei has loads of different places to go to in about 500sq m of the city centre. Start your evening off with a great meal at Revas down by the marina and then head into town for a good night of drinking, dancing and meeting people. At night time if you are travelling from club to club there are 2 main streets within the city where all the pubs/bars/clubs are. These 2 streets form an 'L' shape and are totally safe for walking as there are always dozens of other people doing the same thing.
Whangarei (3hour drive from Auckland) is the largest city above Auckland, while not a lot happens there it is a good place to stop off on your way up north to the Bay of Islands. Go to the harbour front for dinner. And while your there why not get a private dance lesson from professional dance teachers Anne and Chris, (then you can show off your moves on the dinner dance floor) www.instepdance.co.nz
A city north of Auckland where it gets really humid in summer, stifling so. There are some great swimming beaches nearby as well as top class pig hunting. The city center is not to bad either. Mt Parahaki is right next to the Hatea river and easy to climb up.
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