85 Kamo Road, Whangarei, New Zealand

There is so much to see and do in Whangarei! Here are a few highlights.

McKay Stadium

McKay Stadium is a true multi-purpose facility with a huge variety of events held annually. It is Northland's premier indoor sports stadium which seats a capacity of 600-1700 people comfortably. 500m from the motel.

Hockey Northland

Hockey Northland has grown over the years to become one of the largest Hockey Associations in New Zealand. The facility now has three artificial water turfs, with the recent addition of the Currie Electrical Turf which opened in 2014. 400m from the motel.

Hātea River Walkway

Follow the path of the beautiful Hātea River from the Town Basin to the impressive Whangarei Falls via Mair Park. The park was donated to the people of Whangarei in 1914 by Robert Mair, a local native plant enthusiast, and has been a popular picnic place for many years.

Kensington Crossing

A restaurant, café, takeaways, sushi shop, supermarket, medical centre, pharmacy, ATM, petrol station, post office, Kensington Tavern and Liquorland; all within 100m of the motel.

Whangarei Town Basin

Whangarei's Town Basin is a picturesque international yachting marina. It is a popular place for locals and tourists alike to enjoy the unique interface of city and harbour-side, the Town Basin lends itself perfectly to a family outing. There is a marina, shops, restaurants, cafés, a walkway and the new Hundertwasser tower with its golden cupola. Two minutes drive from the motel.

Whangarei Falls

Otuihau Whangarei Falls is a picturesque 26.3 metre-high waterfall, cascading over basalt cliffs. Enjoy a relatively short circular walk or for a longer walk start from the A H Reed Memorial Park or Hatea River Walkway. Five minutes drive from the motel.

Kiwi North

Visit Northland's only nocturnal Kiwi House and see the resident kiwi foraging for food as they would in the wild. Learn about Kiwi conservation, spot our native gecko and tuatara. The Whangarei Museum is home to nationally significant taonga (Maori treasure), early settler displays and changing exhibitions. Fifteen minutes drive from the motel.


The Whangarei area boasts picturesque golf courses nestled amidst stunning natural landscapes, offering golfers a serene and challenging experience. From lush fairways to panoramic views of the coastline, golf enthusiasts can indulge in the beauty and tranquility of the Whangarei region while perfecting their swing. Whangarei Golf Course, The Pines, Northland Golf Club and Sherwood Park are all a 5-20min drive from the motel.

Scuba Diving

Diving at the Poor Knights Islands unveils an underwater paradise, renowned for its vibrant marine life and unique geological formations. Explorers can delve into crystal-clear waters teeming with colorful fish, rare species, and captivating underwater caves, making it a diver's haven. Tutukaka is a 25min drive and is the starting point for dive trips to the famous Poor Knights Islands.


Whangarei is blessed with pristine beaches featuring golden sands, turquoise waters, and lush coastal scenery, creating idyllic settings for relaxation and recreation. Tutukaka Coast and Whangarei Heads' beaches are a 20-30min drive from the motel.

Whangarei CBD

The Whangarei CBD is just a 2min drive from the motel and has restaurants, cafés, bars, shops, cinema, Forum North Events Centre and a theatre.

Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is a 1hr drive from the motel and offers Paihia, Russell, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands' boat trips, swimming with dolphins, sailing, Waitangi Treaty Grounds and much more.