Gone Coastal Whangarei Air BNB Accommodation
Gone Coastal Whangarei Air BNB Accommodation
Gone Coastal Whangarei Air BNB Accommodation
Gone Coastal Whangarei Air BNB Accommodation

Whangarei Activities and Attractions

What to do on your stay at Gone Coastal and Whangarei Heads

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When it comes to incredible holiday destinations in Aotearoa, Whangarei Heads stands out. Bask in the beauty of our breathtaking beaches, surf the waves, kayak along serene waters, indulge in the array of cafes, or set sail - the options are endless.

This enchanting peninsula offers a wide spectrum of activities catering to all interests!

Discover the wonders of Whangarei Heads through invigorating bush and coastal walks, including the renowned Mt Manaia track.

Mt Manaia

Easy walks

  • Busby Head Track 1.5 hours return
  • McLeod Bay to Little Munro Bay 2.5 hours return
  • Smugglers Bay 40 minutes return
  • Pataua Tracks 20 minutes to 1 hour
  • Kauri Mountain Beach walks 3 hours

Medium walks requiring moderate fitness

  • Mt Manaia track 1.5 hours return
  • Mt Aubrey track 2 hours return

Bream Head Coast Walk

Te Whara track. Te Whara Track: Bream Head Scenic Reserve, Whangārei Heads area, Northland region (

Whangarei Heads Beaches

From sheltered harbour coves for kid-friendly swimming to sparkling white sand on surf beaches, Whangarei Heads is a beach lovers paradise. Ocean Beach is one of Northlands top surf and swimming beaches and only 2 min drive from Gone Coastal.

Water Activities

Eager to hit the waters? You're in the perfect spot! Just a 3-minute drive from your doorstep lies easy access to the serene waters of Whangarei Harbour, offering an ideal setting for a day of aquatic adventures.

Kayaks are available on-site for your use. Transport them to Ocean Beach or any of the numerous bays around Whangarei Heads for a day of exploration!

Fishing and Diving

With abundant fishing spots in Whangarei Harbour and the open sea, fishing and diving enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy. Gone Coastal is a haven for keen anglers, providing ample parking space for your boat and easy access to several nearby boat ramps - making a day's fishing a breeze!

Whangarei Heads Events

Despite its size, Whangarei Heads hosts a variety of thrilling events throughout the year.

The Wild Kiwi, a challenging and stunning multi-sport event, offers one of the country's most picturesque courses.

Art enthusiasts can delight in the Whangarei Arts Trail, showcasing local artists who open their galleries and workshops to the public.

Moreover, Collaborationz is a remarkable biennial event uniting artists from across the country and around the world.

Whangarei and Northland

As well as the exciting array of things to do in Whangarei Heads, you’ll find many other activities in Whangarei and further afield in Northland.

Whangarei is the last city on your way north and has many attractions to visit during your time at Gone Coastal. Art galleries, street art, farmer’s markets, the Hundertwasser Arts Centre, great cafes and restaurants make this a vibrant town to visit.

Hundertwasser Art Center Whangarei
Hundertwasser Arts Centre

Up for an adventure?

If indulging in a bit of adrenaline is your thing, then Whangarei has several great options. Heads Up Adventures, Adventure Forest and Adrenalin Park are all within a 40-minute drive and offer a range of activities for the thrill seeker.

Heads Up Adventure Park Whangarei- Monster Scooters
Heads Up Adventures' Monster Scooters

Day Trips from Whangarei

From Gone Coastal, easily embark on various day trips:

Bay of Islands - A 1.5-hour drive north leads to the historic Bay of Islands, encompassing Kerikeri, Waitangi, Russell, or Paihia. Explore historic sites, enjoy scenic walks, or savor the ambiance at the numerous cafes, restaurants, and arts and crafts shops.

Tutukaka Coast - Within a 50-minute drive, indulge in breathtaking views, beautiful beaches, delectable local cuisine, or deep-sea fishing opportunities along the scenic Tutukaka Coast.

Should you have any queries about activities in and around Whangarei Heads, reach out to us today. We're here to ensure you have an incredible holiday experience at Gone Coastal.

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