Stunning panoramic views of the East Coast, Whale Bay and the Poor Knights. Very tidy, modern, four bedroom home with two bathrooms and double garage. Fabulous decks to relax on and enjoy the sun and amazing views. Only minutes to Woolleys Bay, Sandy Bay and Matapouri.
Identifier: 26B/121; House Area: 192sqm; Land Value: $650,000; Land Area: 673sqm; Capital Value: $940,000; House Age: Various; Rates: $2,488.38 pa
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Whangarei is situated approximately 170km north of Auckland, mid way between the Hauraki Gulf and Cape Reinga where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet.
A partial marine reserve since 1980, it is a place which, according to the late Jacques Cousteau, rates as one of the top ten diving locations on the planet! Whangarei is a beautiful town that is both a port and the gateway to the Poor Knights - a cluster of 12 rocky islands about an hour off the coast by boat and the Hen and Chick Islands.
Whangarei Harbour was originally known to the Maori’s as Teranga Paraoa - ’water in which whales run’. As more European settlers arrived, it became more popularly known as Whangarei - from Whanga meaning harbour and Rei meaning cherished possession.
The facilities in the town basin are known as being one of the best in New Zealand, providing plenty of moorings for the Blue Water Boaties, together with a complex of restaurants, cafes, craft shops and museums - all being within walking distance to the City Centre.
Whangarei is the last major city in Northland known as gateway to the North with growing commercial and industrial developments. Whangarei has experienced positive growth in the last 15 years and future prospects for continued growth are excellent.
Visitor Information Centre
92 Otaika Road
Phone: (09) 438 1079
Fax: (09) 438 2943
In the 1880s, Whangarei Harbour was the meeting place of northern Maori war parties, some of up to 3000 men. These meetings lead to the name ’Whangarei Terenga Paraoa’, which means the ’swimming place of the whales’, the whale here symbolising the status of a chief.
The pedestrian mall in the city centre has a series of bronze plaques that tell stories about the history of Whangarei.
The Town Basin marina is an inner city village made up of local and visiting boats moored there. It has a quayside retail area with galleries, museums, cafes and restaurants.
Cafler Park and Rose Gardens, and Laurie Park, are garden areas in the city centre. Laurie Park has a flower clock, waterfall and children’s playground.
Mair Park is located in native bush and is close to the city centre. It has a 1-hour walk to the summit of Parahaki, which features a goldmine and Maori fortifications.
AH Reed Memorial Kauri Park is a small piece of the original kauri forests of the Northland area. The trees can live for 500 years. The park has a walking track leading to excellent kauri specimens and a waterfall.
Raumanga Falls has a short bush walk, a waterfall and swimming holes.
Coronation Scenic Reserve has a number of walking tracks. One of these passes by the site of a Maori Pa.
Forum North (entertainment centre)
(09) 438 3815
(09) 437 2740
Whangarei Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society
(09) 438 3523
(09) 438 2850
(09) 430 3838
(09) 438 8550
Whangarei’s public transport system is run by:
(09) 438 4639
Whangarei taxi services include:
Kiwi Carlton Cabs
(09) 438 4444
A 1 Cabs
(09) 438 3377
Phoenix Cabs Whangarei
(09) 438 9933
Clapham’s Clocks (museum)
(09) 438 3993
Whangarei Art Museum
(09) 430 7240
Museum of Fishes
(09) 438 5681
Whangarei District Libraries
(09) 430 4206
Whangarei Area Hospital
(09) 430 4100
Oakhaven Private Hospital
(09) 437 3933
(09) 438 7429
There are around 15 early childhood facilities in Whangarei. These include the following range of services:
Northland Kindergarten Association
(09) 437 7284
Whangarei Child Care Centre Inc
(09) 438 7171
Northland Playcentre Association
(09) 438 2155
La Maison Montessori
(09) 437 0029
Raumanga Te Kohanga Reo
(09) 438 8900
There are over 10 primary schools in the Whangarei area. Those toward the centre of Whangarei include:
Hora Hora Primary School
(09) 438 3080
Whangarei Primary School
(09) 438 3186
(09) 438 2021
(09) 435 1482
The secondary schools in Whangarei are:
Kamo High School
(09) 435 1688
Whangarei Boys’ High School
(09) 430 4170
Whangarei Girls’ High School
(09) 430 4400
Tikipunga High School
(09) 437 3299
(09) 438 3950
Tertiary institutions in Whangarei are:
(09) 430 5830
Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland
(09) 430 2277
Ted Elliot Memorial Pool Complex
(09) 438 7957
Jeanine’s Dance School For Modern Jazz
(09) 435 3132
Whangarei Golf Club
(09) 437 0775
Johnston Crawford Indoor Centre
(09) 438 8712
Kensington Fitness Centre
(09) 437 4404
(09) 438 8863
Badminton Assoc Headquarters (Northland)
(09) 438 9675
Whangarei Bowling Club
(09) 438 8406
Northland Rugby Football Union
(09) 438 4743