Whangarei has entertainment attractions to suit all tastes and budgets including theatre, opera, music, concerts, family shows, free events, movies, nightlife, pubs, casinos, gambling and horse racing.
Nightlife : - Lively DJ and band scenes, particularly in the larger cities, have given New Zealand's night life a renewed vibrancy. You will find a variety of night-clubs, cabarets, pubs, concerts and live performances to choose from, and there are also four casinos, in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown.
Arts and Culture : - Whangarei is a hub of arts and crafts, with many different art galleries offering something very different, from jewellery to paintings, weaving, glass and ceramics. The Quarry Arts Centre operates workshops and classes or head to the Community Arts Centre for local art in a beautiful Art Deco building. The Whangarei Art Museum is another interesting display of local art or visit the famous Claphams Clock Museum and blow your mind with the tick-tock of 1,400 clocks!