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Whangarei Heads Roamer

Whangarei Heads



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  • What’s included

  • Transport

  • Driver/guide

  • Picnic Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Tour Highlights

  • Mount Mania

  • Ocean Beach

  • Smugglers Bay

  • Incredible views and beautiful native bush

  • What to bring

  • Walking shoes

  • Swim wear

  • Towel

  • Drink Bottle

  • Sunscreen/hat

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Whangarei Heads is one of Northland’s more out of the way locations, this beautiful area offers towering volcanic peaks, white sand beaches, hidden coves and untouched native bush. During the Whangarei Heads Roamer, you will explore a little of everything, from walking up Mount Mania to take in the stunning views to relaxing on the sheltered Smugglers Bay and picnicking at one of Northland’s more popular surf beaches, Ocean Beach.
Please Note: The Whangarei Heads Roamer runs on demand and requires a minimum of four participants – perfect for families or groups!

Pickups avaliable: Whangarei and Tutukaka Coast areas
Departs from: Whangarei at 9am
Return time: approx 6pm
Activity Level: Active (3 of 5)



After meeting and departing from Whangarei or Tutukaka we will travel to Whangarei Falls, this impressive waterfall stands at 26m tall and can be viewed from the top or you can make the 10-minute walk to the base of the waterfall where you will find a picturesque pool surrounded by native bush and the waterfall cascading into it. From here we will travel to Mount Mania and make the climb to the summit! This is rated as one of New Zealand’s 15 great short walks, featuring volcanic pinnacles, beautiful native bush and stunning views over the dramatic Whangarei Heads and the Hen and Chicken Islands. This walk is suitable for most walkers, while it is a steady climb, it’s worth every second for the breathtaking views from the top!

Next stop is the Ocean Beach where we will enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the stunning Beach and its surrounding coastline. Ocean Beach is a well-known surf beach that also offers a number of short coast walks for those that are feeling active! Our last stop is Smugglers bay, an idyllic white sand beach that faces south down the coast and is often sheltered from the wind and waves. Accessed by a 20-minute walk it can only be reached by foot or boat so it is not uncommon to be some of the only people on the beach! From here we will make our way back to Whangarei/Tutukaka with time to relax before dinner.
This itinerary is intended as a guide only, and may be changed to better suit the conditions on any given day.


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