Whangaroa accommodation

Holidays in Whangaroa – A slice of heaven by the sea

It is likely that the word “Whangaroa” already means something to you. Whether it is history, fishing or diving that first alerted you to the harbour, Whangaroa excels. If you have landed here by accident, it is a very happy accident. Whangaroa lies 55kms north of the Bay of Islands, too distant for some, and all the better for it. Whangaroa is a harbour, a town and a county, rightly known for its spectacular coastline, living culture and unspoilt countryside. The county centre, Whangaroa Harbour is a comfortable, laid back and picturesque seaside town, an idyllic place to put your feet up in the evening. The area is steeped in legend, the name itself, translating to “a long wait”, harks to a legend where a Maori woman sat to watch the horizon for a husband was fighting to the south. Whangaroa’s notoriety as the setting of the 1809 Boyd Incident is reason for exploration enough, but it is the shear natural beauty that strikes you most when you visit the area. Whangaroa is al…