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    Whangarei Community Toy Library provides an affordable toy lending service to Whanau of Whangarei. The library makes it possible for every family to experience quality play though an up to date, extensive selection of toys, music, art and sports equipment. Situated in Bank street, with safe, off street parking especially for Toy Library visitors. Toy library is open Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to Noon and we welcome parents/caregivers to visit any time – the Library is staffed by a Librarian and ... Read more a roster of parents and others who volunteer their time to help during the busy daily sessions. WC Toy Library offers a wide range of popular and quality toys and play gear for girls and boys up to school age ... including Ride–on; Water Play, Push/Pull (trucks, etc.), Sport and Outdoors; Family (Pretend Play); Dolls and dolls gear; Baby toys; Educational toys; Construction; Art; Puzzles ; Games and DVDs. The Toy Library depends on membership fees – affordable to every whanau in our area ...

    The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is the place where Māori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown – the Treaty of Waitangi – Te Tiriti of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. The Treaty Grounds feature the historic Treaty House, the magnificently carved meeting house and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. Enjoy strolling through one of New Zealand’s great beauty spots with its panoramic views of the Bay of Islands. Tours & Experiences Grounds Admission Valid ... Read more for 2 consecutive days NZ residents (ID required) $15 Child (up to 18 yrs when accompanied by parent or caregiver) Free Guided Tours Enhance your visit with a guided tour of all the major treasures at Waitangi. Our guides bring the Treaty story to life and introduce you to some of the key personalities and events that have shaped the nation. Many of our guides descend from signatories to the Treaty – they bring a personal connection to Waitangi that will enhance your understanding ...

    Parasailing in Paihia is the ultimate way to see the spectacular island paradise of the Bay of Islands. Jump on board our specialised parasail boat for the high-flying experience of a lifetime. Take a solo, tandem or triple parasail flight, and soar high above the tranquil blue waters of Paihia, Russell and the Bay of Islands. All 1200 feet. Enjoy the incredible 360-degree aerial views, and keep an eye out for playful dolphins leaping below you.

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    SUCH FUN!!!

    15-03-2016 by Bridget Thackwray

    Had a great time parasailing with Parasail Bay Of Islands. A must do in Paihia!! Professional and friendly staff. Gave really helpful instructions on how to do everything. Wasn't scary at all!! Thank you!!

    Answer from Bay of Islands Parasail Ltd on 01-05-2016:
    Thanks for the Review. Happy when our customers are happy.

    Up, up in the sky !

    15-03-2016 by Heidrun

    It was a great experiece, we had a lot of fun, fly up in the sky, great view, super crew. If you visit paihia, please contact this crew. This is a recommendation from us !!!

    Answer from Bay of Islands Parasail Ltd on 01-05-2016:
    Thanks so much for recommending us. Glad you had a great experience.

    What a fun!

    15-03-2016 by Heinz-Günther

    We are from Germany, our visit in Paihia was perfect. We had a Parasailtrip with the crew in the balck/yellow boot - Bay of Islands Parasail, Paihia Warf. Up in the sky,beautiful view over the Islands, save, super crew, perfect!

    Answer from Bay of Islands Parasail Ltd on 01-05-2016:
    Thanks so much for your feedback. Hope you had a great time and New Zealand.

    Our peaceful family-friendly holiday park is a popular stop-over for travellers exploring the top of New Zealand; offering fantastic fishing, and is a comfortable, safe and friendly place to come home to after a great day of adventure or relaxing on the beach. From the park, it's easy to visit Cape Reinga and the Lighthouse, the Bay of Islands and numerous great local uncrowded beaches offering fishing, surfing, safe swimming and sunbathing. We are only 500m from the famous Pukenui Wharf and Houhora ... Read more Harbour. We can help you plan your holiday activities so you enjoy this paradise at the top of Northland. Our farmyard animals are very popular ….. Rambo and Ebony, our sheep, Star and Sunny the miniature ponies, Kamo the rabbit, Fatty the guinea pig, geese, ducks and chooks. Visitors can feed the animals, and have the opportunity to touch and photograph them up close

    Gumdiggers Park is an authentic Kauri gum digging site over 100 years old. Go back in time when Maori, European and Dalmatian people formed the gum digging culture and see the basis for one of the biggest industrial booms in New Zealand's history. With an audio visual presentation and information spots along the way, you'll learn about the cataclysmic events which could have caused kauri forest destruction. Explore ancient buried Kauri forests where you can touch and feel logs that are over 100,000 ... Read more years old! See a gumdiggers’ village, equipment and recreated shelters. The park also has a unique Northland gecko enclosure where our rare Northland green geckos can be viewed up close. Explore the eco trail, learn about unique flora and fauna, see some real NZ wildlife or relax in the picnic area. THE WALKS: GUMDIGGERS DISCOVERY TRAIL: Takes around 20 - 30 minutes and includes the Gumdiggers’ Village, The Gumstore, Hoggard Hut Info Display, Gumdigging Equipment, Giant Gum ...

    We are proud to be one of Northland's premier dive training facilities. Learning to dive with us means instruction and equipment of the highest standard. With an on-site heated training pool, classroom and full changing facilities, your comfort and convenience is assured. Our staff and instructors have an extensive knowledge of diving, the marine environment, and of course, diver safety. Dive HQ Whangarei is situated at the gateway to the beautiful Poor Knights Islands rated by Jacques Cousteau ... Read more as one of the world's top ten diving destinations and we are proud to offer you the opportunity to discover what we have made a part of our lives!

    A 1000 acre working dairy on the Whangaruru harbour, 30 minutes south of Russell and 20 minutes from Rawhiti and the Cape Brett Walkway. If your family is into beaches, motorbikes and/or horses we are the perfect venue for a holiday. In term 1 and 4 we also host most of Whangarei's intermediate schools for school camps and in the Holidays we run farming,motorbike and horseriding camps. There is an extensive network of bush and farm trails for dirtbiking and horsetrekking and a Motorcross track. We ... Read more also have a fleet of kayaks, archery and a set of paintball guns for hire. see our website and facebook page for more details

    The Quarry Arts Centre is a community facility dedicated to the pursuit, development and display of creative practice. The Centre provides a venue for artists to create, exhibit, discuss and advance their art. It is also a venue for art lovers to observe and share the creative experience in a tranquil, park-like setting just out of central Whangarei.

    Outdoor & Adventure Adventure

    Catch the breeze and set sail for the day from Russell on board the unique tall ship "R. Tucker Thompson", built in the tradition of 100 year old schooners by local Northlanders. She has sailed the world but today will explore the somewhat calmer seas of the Bay of Islands with you on board. The design of the "R. Tucker Thompson" is based on the Halibut schooners of the North West American coast, which were considered fast and sea kindly and easily manned. She has a lofty rig of varnished oregon ... Read more spars. Kwila decks and bulwarks with flashes of brass-work to make her look as she should, a working ship of the 18th century, purposeful and square-shouldered, but with a touch of style and speed. The day out is an interactive experience, so help set the sails, ride on the bowsprit, climb the rigging; alternatively relax while our crew does the work. You will also enjoy the Devonshire tea freshly baked and brewed in the galley each morning. The ship is spacious and comfortable and the friendly ...

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    Community & Sports Recreation Centre

    Welcome to our page.Richard and Noela have been in operating holiday parks for 20 years. Since buying This park in December 2014, we have embarked on a steady programme of upgrading the facilities which were in a very sad state. The park is split in two by a road to the beach, we have a north side of the road which is more sheltered and direct views out to Sentinel rock. There are new toilet and shower block, kitchen and laundry facility. The south side is open and spacious with glorious views ... Read more of the estuary from the beach front sites, close to the boat ramp and has older facilities which will be upgraded in the next two years. Mangawhai Heads Holiday Park is a great place to start your adventure while exploring the beauty this region has to offer. Located 90kms north of Auckland or 60kms south of Whangarei on a tranquil lagoon style harbour, with adjacent all weather boat ramp and pontoon. A great place to take the kids fishing or watching the many stingrays that mooch around ...

    Education Before & After School Care

    Before and After School Care, Holiday Programme. CYFS Approved. Winz subsidies available. Open from 7:30am to 6pm.

    Education Museums

    Situated in Harding Park overlooking the town with magnificent views of the surrounding district the Dargaville Museum tell the maritime history of the Northern Wairoa river and has an absorbing display of shipwrecks and relics from the West Coast. Exhibits range from the unique 16 metre long pre European hand adzed Maori canoe to the masts of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior. Our Pioneer history is also told along with a fascinating insight into the life of the Dalmatian Gumdigger complete with ... Read more lifelike models and operational gum washing machine. We also have an extensive collection of piano accordions. We offer research facilities and gift shop. The Museum has been operating for over 30 years and is well established in the community. Allow at least one hour to tour our facility. Special rate for tour groups and we can arrange morning teas and light lunches. Just contact our helpful staff. The Lighthouse Function Centre adjoining the Museum is available for hire with its fully ...

    Have lots of FUN while being introduced to the diverse and creative world of photography. Lessons are privately taught to 7-15 year old children, and adults in Kerikeri, Northland. The lessons are divided into 10 unique activities which are taught once a week throughout the term. Each term expands the group’s creative knowledge while reinforcing what they have learnt to date. Lessons follow a set format and incorporate kinaesthetic, visual and audio learning techniques. The lessons include ... Read more outdoor and indoor activities. Lesson Cost $120pp per term Camera Hire $5 per lesson Through the lens – Photography Lessons are designed and taught by Carissa Marsh of Carissa Marsh Photography. Carissa has a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design, as well as post-graduate study in Visual Art and Design and her full time photography business has been running for over 6 years. She specialises in family and wedding photography. If you don’t want to invest in a camera straight away ...

    Education Observatories

    "I've never met a kid that didn't love Space (and dinosaurs)!" All it takes to explore the Universe is to start looking up. At our Planetarium we can look up even during a thunder storm and see the Stars and Constellations in their full glory. It is a realistic projection of the night sky in a fully indoor dome ceiling. Each Saturday evening we run public tours of the evening sky, focusing on the current constellations and objects of interest. For those who want more detail our Space ... Read more Club meets on the first Friday each month and welcomes enthusiasts from 8-80 years. If you have a school, community or social group and want to come enjoy the Universe together, we arrange private group sessions as required.

    Tikipunga Kindergarten is a purpose built facility with areas for both indoor and outdoor play. Children enjoy the freedom and space of our large, flat outdoor area, most of which is either grass or soft fall. There is a covered verandah area and numerous shade sails. We provide opportunities for children to investigate nature through our Swan plants and vegetable gardens. Children enjoy being able to take the produce from the garden home to share with their families. We are located ... Read more next to Tikipunga Primary School and the children and teachers love to see the school children through the fence. Indoors is a large open plan area with a quiet nook for reading or resting. The walls in this area demonstrate the importance of the children and their families/whanau through photos and shared information. We are well resourced and our programme focuses on developing the children’s strengths and abilities. This is documented in each child’s portfolio where the teachers ...

    O'Neill Surf Academy objective is to teach and develop surfing skills for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary & International Schools, surfing is a great discipline that feeds the mind, body, & soul. We will educate students on both beach safety & environmental awareness. This is achieved by a series of land and water based activities with an emphasis on participation and fun. The lessons and activities encourage good teamwork and group cohesion to provide a positive, supportive learning environment. Objective - ... Read more Increase ‘beach safety’ awareness through experiencing the enjoyment of learning to surf. - To give children and young adults the confidence to be active and have fun in the ocean. - To introduce a sport that is inexpensive to start but has huge personal rewards and satisfaction. - To educate & encourage students that surfing is for everyone regardless of size, skill and ability. Why O'Neill Surf Academy....We are an accredited Surfing NZ surf school holding ...

    Community Community School Holiday Activities

    Manaia Baptist Camp is a non-profit community facility administered by Regent Community Trust. The camp is situated near Whangarei in the Whangarei heads, 2½ hours from Auckland. There is bunk beds, camping and lodge accommodation from $8.50 to $15.50 per person per night. The camp has its own safe harbour beach and it lies within walking distance from the Mt Manaia and Mt Aubrey hiking tracks. Ocean Beach is 10 mins away by car. This camp has a NO alcohol policy

    Northland Ballet and Dance Inc is a non profit organisation which aims to promote and provide dance opportunities for young dance students in Northland. We are not a a dance school with regular dance classes, however we do host and organise the following three events annually for young dancers: - The Dance Fusion Concert in April - a combined showcase of dance by Northland dance schools. - The Whangarei Dance Workshop in the July school holidays - a week long intensive week of dance classes culminating ... Read more in the Workshop Concert. Dance classes include: ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre, tap and more. - The Annual Dance Competitions held in August which are open to Northland, New Zealand residents only.

    The Parrot Place is a Bird Display and Breeding Centre set in the heart of Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands. We have approx 300 birds from all over the world and run a successful breeding and rearing programme. We also offer specialist avian and pet supplies and a range of parrots ,hand reared and aviary bred for sale . Take a Parrot Safari … Wander through our glorious subtropical gardens and enjoy the entertaining antics and colourful plumage of a huge variety of native and exotic parrots from ... Read more around the world. Enjoy a stroll through the large walk through aviaries and get up close and personal with our friendly parrots. Let the kids burn some energy on our large play park whilst you sit back and relax in the picnic area. Ice creams are available from our on site shop.

    10 tree-top challenge courses packed with thrill, fun and action. There are circuits for all ages and abilities, with countless obstacles and of course lots of flying foxes: wire traverses, tight ropes, exciting swings, treacherous nets, wobbly bridges, zip-lines, it's awesome! Tree-huger or daredevil, come along with your friends or family to share a great adventure. Explore the edge of your comfort zone, build up confidence and challenge your balance! A 100% safe continuous belay system, unique ... Read more in New-Zealand, prevents participants to disconnect themselves from the lifelines. Our friendly staff provides safety gear and training to allow participants to go on their own on the courses… tree-mendous!

    BJ's Childcare Centre is in Kensington, Whangarei and is licensed for children from the ages of 2 to 6 year old's. Our Service offer: Hours of operation are from 8am to 5PM Monday to Friday WINZ Childcare Subsidies 20 Hours ECE for 3 and 4 year olds. For all enquiries phone us on our FREE calling number or text Betje to find out what our special rates are. BJ’s Childcare Centre is a small family orientated early childhood centre. Located at 15 Moody Ave, in Kensington, Whangarei and licensed ... Read more for up to 30 children aged between 2-6 years of age. The centre offers a range of fun, social and educational learning opportunities to encourage the uniqueness of each child. Happy content children learning at their own pace alongside friends with the support of their teachers and parents input is our aim. As a local, mother and a trained early childhood teacher Betje knows that sometimes childcare and the costs involved can be a difficult financial decision for families. BJ’s Childcare ...

    Tucked discreetly alongside SH1, between the townships of Waipu and Ruakaka and overlooking the magnificent Bream Bay lies this great links golf course. With a reputation of some of the best greens in New Zealand this course will offer you a great golf experience which you can top off with a lunch in the very hospitable Linksview Cafe while admiring some of the best outlooks of any golf club. Visitors are always welcome and club and cart hires are available from the Golf Shop. Cafe Hire carts, ... Read more trundlers and clubs Golf Shop Coaching available Covered, all weather practice range Range of memberships available with no Joining Fee! Free Junior Coaching At Waipu Golf Club we have a strong strategy for developing junior golf. Annual Membership School Student (NZ) Year 1-8 $70 Year 9-13 $103 Family Memberships available Casual golf School students: $10 - 18 holes or $5 - 9 holes The First Tee Programme The programme has been developed so it’s fun for children, while at the same ...

    Surf School and Surf Beach Shop located on the fabulous Tutukaka Coast. Surf lessons, surf board hire and associated retail for everything to have fun in the surf, on the beach and at the bach!

    We hire bouncy castles for events like brithday parties,sports events, school galas or any event that requires children to be entertained. We are family owned and opperated and take pride in the service we provide.Castles can be set up on most surfaces but we prefer grass as it is the safest,we can set castles up in most locations access is the key , we have petrol blowers so power is no issue.We have been serviceing the greater auckland area for 15 years and have many customers that just keep comeing ... Read more back. We do our best to keep our prices as low as possible and are very competative if you choose to look around.All our castles have walls so kids can bounce off them the meshed wall castles are very bouring for kids to play on .(ask the kids they will give you a honest answer).Our castles have shade covers and rain covers if needed for the odd showery day,Castles are delivered before your time starts and packed up after your time finishes. Give us a call we are happy to answer any question ...

    The Miyagi Kan Karate Club was founded in New Zealand in February 1996. Currently the club operates out of 79 Walton Street Whangarei, and also has another club in Dargaville. What you gain from learning Karate is: Confidence & Strength, Loads of fun, Better Health and Fitness, Co-ordination & flexibility, Self-Defence & Discipline. We cater for all ages with classes available to anyone five days a week, in Whangarei. Check Club locations & training times tab above for details. The ... Read more club is based on full traditional Karate training. We also specialise in Sport karate, in both disciplines of Kata and Kumite.

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