Whangarei is the base for diving expeditions to the Poor Knights Marine Reserve, (top 10 dive sites of the world). Diving and snorkelling can be easily arranged. Enjoy the Mt Parahaki reserve bush walks and free nighttime glow-worm walks. Explore the Abbey caves network, the AH Reed Kauri Park and the Whangarei falls (rated the most photogenic waterfall in New Zealand).
The town basin has glass blowing, art galleries, museums, cafés, bookstores, restaurants, boutiques and swimming pools/gym and is 30 minutes drive to some spectacular beaches and coastal scenery.
Features: This friendly, comfortable hostel is set in spacious grounds overlooking Whangarei harbour and the town basin. Enjoy the warmth of a logfire in the winter or relax in the BBQ area in summer.