Native Bird Recovery Centre
This avian hospital nurses sick and injured birds back to health. Say hi to the talking tuis.
Quarry Arts Centre
An eccentric village of artists’ studios and co-operative galleries where you can often pick up well-priced art and craft.
Botanica & Cafler Park
Native ferns, tropical plants and cacti are displayed in this little council-run fernery, set on the edge of cute Cafler Park. The park...
A legendary chippie with a seafood basket ($14) that could leave you stumped.
500 SH14, Maunu · interesting places nearby
Kiwi North information
Five kilometres west of Whangarei, this complex includes 19th-century buildings and a museum displaying Maori and colonial artefacts. A gecko and kiwi house offers a rare chance to see the country's feathery fave in a darkened nocturnal house.