8 Old Church Road, Whangaroa, New Zealand

Whangaroa Lodge Motel offers modern, fully self-contained apartments in a subtropical environment. Panoramic views of the harbour from sunrise to magical sunset. Handy to boat ramp, marina, gamefish club. Fishing and sightseeing charters can be arranged at your request.


The Whangaroa Lodge Motel is the following distance by road from these locations:

  • Kerikeri – 36km
  • Paihia – 56km
  • Kaikohe – 62km
  • Russell – 72km
  • Whangarei – 118km
  • Dargaville – 140km
  • Wellsford – 198km
  • Warkworth – 217km
  • Auckland – 278km

Explore Whangaroa and The Far North

The wider Whangaroa area

This is New Zealand at is finest – small deserted bays, expanses of beach, bush clad hills and offshore islands, you could happily spend weeks exploring this small piece of New Zealand from Taupo Bay around to Matauri Bay including Matangirau, Tauranga Bay, Mahinepua, and Wainui.

Butterfly Bay in Whangaroa Harbour is home to the Monarch butterfly. Originating from the United States, the Monarch has become firmly established in New Zealand. Butterfly Bay is a natural butterfly sanctuary, offering perfect conditions for Monarchs to live and breed.

Matauri Bay, with its golden sandy beach looking out to the Cavalli Islands, is the final resting place of the ill-fated Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior. Now home to reef fish, it is known worldwide as a spectacular diving spot.

Taupo Bay is an idyllic beach with white sand and crystal-clear blue waters and is one of the Whangaroa area's most popular surf spots. Another settlement on this loop is Tauranga Bay, famous for superb diving and fishing. Te Ngaere and Mahinepua both also offer quiet, secluded sandy beaches.

Golf It's not all about beaches and fishing, try a game of golf at the Whangaroa Golf Course or the prestigious Kauri Cliffs Golf Course.

Tauranga Bay Tauranga Bay

Explore the Far North of New Zealand

Whangaroa is situated between the Bay of Islands to the south and Doubtless Bay to the north. Drive further north to Cape Reinga – the very tip of New Zealand. Use Whangaroa as your base to explore the Far North, and come back to sit on the deck at Whangaroa Lodge with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down.

Mangonui and Doubtless Bay A 30-minute drive north will take you to historic Mangonui – a seaside fishing village, with cafés and stories, and of course the world-famous Mangonui Fish and Chip shop. Explore 70km of golden sand and coastline around to the spectacular Karikari Peninsula – drink a glass of wine at Carrington Estate.

Puketi and Omahuta forests Located between Northland's coastlines with the Hokianga Harbour in the west and the Bay of Islands on the east coast, just a 40-minute drive from Whangaroa – explore the track through giant kauri and a treasure trove of native plants and birds.

Kaitaia and Ahipara A little over an hour's drive will take you to Kaitaia and Ahipara – the beginning of Ninety Mile Beach. At Ahipara you can hire a quad bike, a blokart or a surfboard, or go horse riding.

Cape Reinga Visit the very top of New Zealand – discover its spiritual significance to Maori and see the two oceans meet. It's a 2.5-hour drive from Whangaroa, or you can join a bus tour at Kaitaia or Ahipara. On the bus tour you will usually drive along Ninety Mile Beach.

Doubtless Bay Doubtless Bay