Links

These are some interesting web sites with more information about the local area and other things to do while you are here:

Conservation

I (Claire) am part of the Bream Head Conservation Trust: www.breamheadtrust.org.nz.

I am on the restoration committee, the education committee and I’m also a Busby Trapper.  We are a community group and we work in conjunction with DOC, local iwi, and our local councils to look after the Bream Head Scenic Reserve.

Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum – this is the place to find about the great work that is being done in our area to look after kiwi.

Visitor Information Websites

Our regional tourism organisation is based in Paihia – Destination Northland: www.northlandnz.com.

They do a great job promoting Northland as a tourism destination.

Discover Whangarei Heads: www.discoverwhangareiheads.co.nz is one of two tourism groups at the Heads, have a look on here for details of things to do and different accommodation offerings in the area.

Organic Explorer: www.organicexplorer.co.nz is a great reference for interesting experiences and places to visit all around New Zealand.

Whangarei Heads Tourism: www.whangareiheadstourism.co.nz

Whangarei Information and Travel Centre: www.whangareinz.org.nz  this is the place to find out about everything that is going on in and around Whangarei.

VrroomVroomVroom lists best things to see, places to visit and places to eat in Whangarei.

More Walks …

Hidden Trails (private walking tracks in New Zealand): www.privatewalkingtracks.co.nz
This is Wally Hirsch’s website giving details of all the private tracks operating in New Zealand.  He has walked most of them and he gives valuable information about them.  This is more current than the book which was last published prior to 2008.

Short Walks in Auckland: www.walksinauckland.com will give you lots of ideas for short walks in and around Auckland.

Other Activity Ideas

Pacific Coast Kayaks:  www.nzseakayaking.co.nz   Mark Garry is the operator of this business and he comes to you with his kayaks.  He has a detailled knowledge of the local area and will plan a trip especially for you.

Pataua Olive Grove: www.patauaolives.co.nz – take some local olive oil home with you.

Waipu Museum: www.waipumuseum.com– this is one of the best small museums in New Zealand.  Call in to find out more about the Celtic history of this area.

Weather Forcast Information

Weather: www.nzherald.co.nz  (and click on weather)

The weather site we use most often and our local farmers swear by to find out when to cut their hay is a Norwegian one – www.yr.no – it is incredibly accurate.  You can enter our area or your own for a detailled forecast.