Northland possesses New Zealand's highest average temperatures coupled with an annual rainfall of 1500 - 2000mm per year. These climatic conditions create an ideal oasis for growing a plethora of native and exotic subtropical plants, many of which can be viewed in the stunning gardens throughout the city...
Whangarei Quarry Gardens
The Gardens are set over 24 hectares of forest, scrub and cultivated land, and feature waterfalls, streams, a lake, and numerous historical ruins. Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a wonderful work in progress, created by volunteers in the remnants of a former quarry - historically fascinating, botanically captivating, and a beautiful reflection of the power of community. In 2015 the Visitors Centre was completed, and with it The Quail Cafe, a great entry point to the garden.
Open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Botanica Whangarei - Fernery & Conservatory
Botanica is a horticultural complex where the public can come and enjoy a colourful and exotic range of plants. The facility includes, a heated conservatory for tropical plants, a cactus house, an extensive fernery, a small Japanese style garden and a shade garden area.
Open daily from 10am - 4pm.