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It's a good idea to book your car early, especially for travel during peak periods.

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Whangarei Attractions

A rental car gives you the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your time exploring Whangarei and surrounding areas. Here are a few of the many attractions around Whangarei you might like to consider checking out. The letters on the map match those on the tabs below, where you'll find information about each attraction. For more ideas, check out the Whangarei Tourism website.

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Poor Knights Islands

The township of Tutukaka lies beside a shining harbour. It is best known for being the gateway to the Poor Knights Islands. The town’s marina is the place to launch trips out to the world famous marine reserve - charter boats for diving expeditions depart regularly from here, while yachts and launches are also regular fixtures.

What makes the Poor Knights so special? The water is mild and warm, and clear, meaning great visibility underwater. The marine environment and the wildlife in it, being separated from the mainland and having evolved over a long period, are quite unique.

For nearly 1 km around the islands - which are millions of years old - the Poor Knights marine reserve extends beneath the surface. The ancient and rocky volcanic walls, caves, tunnels, and arches are teeming with underwater life; a myriad rare and endangered creatures can be found here. Well over 100 species of fish live around the Poor Knights and they are friendly and inquisitive, coming up close to and interacting with people while diving, snorkelling or swimming. You’ll also be awed by the sheer diversity and vibrant colours of the corals, kelp, sponges and anemones. The world’s biggest sea cave and insect are both found here. Little wonder that this protected area is in line for World Heritage status.

Even the above water portion of your trip is bound to be an adventure. The Tutukaka coast is located in the migratory path for lots of different species. On these legs of the trip (half an hour each way) you may well see bottlenose or common dolphins; even orca, pilot or minke whales off the coast. Meanwhile, hawks soar overhead, and the sound of kingfishers, bellbirds and parrots provide a natural background track.

When driving to Tutukaka in your rental car, allow 30 minutes to reach your destination from Whangarei.


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Great for backpackers like us on a tight budget. Got to do more of the amazing things NZ offers with the money we saved. Awesome!

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