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Whangaroa is located on the east coast of the Far North district in Northland and lies in a pristine environment of calm, fresh water, hills covered by native bush and great fishing. It is a 40 minute drive north of the Bay of Islands and is an ideal stopover for travellers searching for unspoiled and unique Northland. Beautiful bays make up the coastline of the harbour and is popular both as a fishing spot in its own right and as a base for deep-sea fishing.
Whangaroa is characterised by unique landforms and outstanding scenery. The harbour features spectacular rocky bluffs and prominent ridge systems of eroded volcanoes clad in some of the last diverse coastal conifer/broadleaf/kauri forest in New Zealand. The area is home to several threatened plants, and banded rail and fernbird can be found in the mangroves and tidal rivers.
This was once a Maori settlement with a whaling station and gum digging. Typical of rich coastal areas, a wide variety of defended and undefended pa, archaic middens, terraces, gardening systems, urupa, wahi tapu and other archaeological features are present.
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