Whangarei Canopy Bridge
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Known for its passionate people, stunning scenery, thriving arts community and excellent cafes and restaurants. Whangarei is a welcoming city with a true heart.
Verdant, vibrant and very diverse, Whangarei is a modern city set in a benevolent sub tropical landscape. With a thriving arts community, cafés and restaurants serving the freshest of Northland produce and a climate that can bring on a BBQ at the drop of a hat, the people of Whangarei have something special to share.
At the heart of the city centre is an attractive shopping mall, with creative copper trees among the greenery and a unique timeline cast in a series of bronze plaques that tell the local history as you wander through. For the shopper within, there is a choice from department stores to designer boutiques and, of course, plenty of local art.
In the suburbs, where many people have the bush at their back door and gardening is away of life, you’ll often see and hear our treasured native birds, like the Tui, in full song. With no point of the Whangarei District more than 40kms from the Pacific Ocean, the beautiful Whangarei coastline is an obvious playground for locals and visitors.
Just a few minutes walk away is the Town Basin – a marina, with a quayside cluster of interesting colonial style restaurants, cafes, specialty shops and classy arts and crafts.
The Marina attracts the international cruising yacht community because of the town’s reputation for boat building and maintenance, and its unique position in the heart of the city.
At Quayside, you also come face to face with the largest collection of clocks and unusual time pieces in the southern hemisphere at Claphams, the National Clock Museum.
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