Whangarei is just 160km or two hours north of Auckland. State Highway One is a scenic route north with stunning views at the entrance to the district from the Brynderwyn range, or follow the Twin Coast Discovery Highway from Kaiwaka which leads via the idyllic coastal beaches of Langs Beach and Waipu Cove.
Whangarei Airport is a domestic airport with daily scheduled flights to and from Auckland and Wellington airports. There are also charter operators offering helicopter and fixed wing flights around the region.
While there are no scheduled passenger shipping services, for international yachties Whangarei is a popular port of entry to the country.