Best Places for Backpackers in Whangarei, New Zealand.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Whangarei, New Zealand.

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Top 2 hostels in Whangarei, New Zealand.

These are the 2 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Whangarei, New Zealand.

The Cell Block

92 /100

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The Cell Block

Welcome to the Cell Block! A refurbished 1960's Police Station/Jail located in the heart of the city of Whangarei..the doorway to the far north of NZ. We offer a relaxed unique experience ( who thought a jail could feel like this)..Any way, we are 100% sure that those travellers with a taste...
The Cell Block is a hostel in Whangarei. Check Hostelworld for prices.


YHA Whangarei Falls Backpackers

85 /100

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YHA Whangarei Falls Backpackers

Welcome to our cosy Backpackers. Located 5kms from the city centre we are a two-minute walk from the lovely Whangarei Waterfalls & scenic walking tracks leading to Abbey Caves. Stroll to town along bush-lined riverside walks or laze the day away beside the swimming pool. Evenings are for soaking in...
YHA Whangarei Falls Backpackers is a hostel in Whangarei. Check Hostelworld for prices.


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New Zealand: Funky, Friendly Whangarei

Whangarei (pronounced fang-a-ray.) A place I have lived, a place I have loved and a place I have left. If you have ever wanted to live an easy going life or dreamed of taking a relaxing holiday somewhere not too big and not too small, this is the perfect place to go. The small town located in the north island of New Zealand, roughly 158km north of Auckland, is the last sizable town before heading further north, east or west to many other fabulous beaches and scenic spots in New Zealand. Now you may be thinking, huge highways and troubling traffic when you read “sizable town” but it really is not that at all. You could go any direction from Whangarei and not be disappointed. Here are a few things that I would want everyone to experience if they ever find themselves in or around Whangarei.

Breeze Edmonds

Whangarei: A destination

Whenever I tell someone I’m from Whangarei (fun-ga-ray), New Zealand, the most common response is “oh I think I’ve driven through there on the way to (insert more touristy spot up north)”.  Anyone overseas usually has absolutely no clue until I say that it’s two hours north of Auckland. I’d like to champion my hometown as a destination rather than just a few houses and traffic lights whizzing by out the car window, or a name nobody can pronounce!

Jess Anderson

Whangarei, New Zealand Travel Guides

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