Discover the Whangārei District

We’ve put together information specifically for visitors to Whangārei, to help you discover all the best value meals in town, the most breathtaking natural bush walks and the best diving and surf spots, and local tips and advice.

Water Activities

From world-famous dive sites, to white sand beaches and surfing spots, you'll find a water activity you'll love here.

Markets & Supermarkets

Explore local flavours at our food markets and supermarkets. Discover where to find the freshest produce and tastiest local specialties.

Eating Out

Browse this list of local favourites and find delicious authentic cuisine from around the world - and great coffee to wash it down with.

Nature Walks

These walks take you through native bush, past historical Māori pā sites and waterfalls, and onto secluded beaches with picture-perfect views you won’t want to miss.


We've found the best spots in Whangārei for scheduling regular events.

Local Amenities

Port Nikau is well situated to make the most of the many amenities Whangārei offers.


From a private glamping retreat in nature or a lively family-friendly campsite, there are accommodation options for you in Whangārei.

Port Nikau Marine News

iceberg crew at Port Nikau superyacht marina

June 14, 2024

Iceberg spotted at Port Nikau

When the luxury motor yacht Iceberg, built by Circa Marine, returned to Whangārei for maintenance and repairs, it was more than just a homecoming – it was the beginning of a deep connection with Port Nikau and the surrounding Northland region.

Jeanne Socrates onboard SV Nereida at Port Nikau Marina

May 28, 2024

Welcome to Port Nikau, Jeanne Socrates aboard S/V Nereida

Last month, Port Nikau had the privilege of hosting renowned British yachtswoman, Jeanne Socrates. Celebrated for her contributions to sailing, Jeanne visited our marina for minor maintenance as she continued her fifth solo circumnavigation of the world.

Voice of the Oceans crew standing on Kat, their sailing catamaran

February 23, 2024

Voice of the Ocean’s Eco-Friendly Sailing Catamaran Docks at Port Nikau

Following a three-year expedition sailing around the world raising awareness about plastic pollution, the Voice of the Oceans crew has made Port Nikau their temporary home. After arriving in December, their crew are taking a well-earned break until April while essential maintenance is undertaken on their sailing catamaran, Kat.