Our slogan for today: There are plenty of reasons to love Whangarei. Whangarei is full of charm with its rich variety of historic buildings, art galleries and cafes, as well as stunning water views. Let’s get your bearings with a stroll on the Hatea walkway. Whangarei Visitor Centre is located in The Hub, part of the town basin precinct.
HATEA LOOP walkway
Colonial houses don’t come any prettier than Reyburn House, now home to the Northland Society of Arts. A category two heritage listing for this glorious building situated in the marina precinct. The house is a fine example of pioneer settlers’ houses in Whangarei.
The walk embraces the town’s beginnings and meanders past the stunning river marina with the masts of yachts a evotive link to the river’s role as a transport link to the ocean. Visitors pass restaurants, cafes and shops. Along the walkway, observe the Sculpture Trail and murals by local artists. Historic points of interest are flagged with plaques narrating the history of specific sites.
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