Claphams Clock Museum
Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum is a unique visitor attraction presenting one of the largest collections of clocks in the southern hemisphere. The Clapham Clock Museum has a collection of some 800 clocks, the earliest dating from the 17th C. It is established in the 1940's by Whangarei resident Archibald Clapham. The idyllic surroundings of Whangarei's Quayside also allows visitors to enjoy a harbourside stroll, a meal in one of the many cafe's and restaurants or a browse in the nearby craft shops after their museum visit.
A prominent landmark in the Whangarei area is the striped tower (120m high) of the former power station on Marsden Point, 30km southeast of Whangarei. Nowadays, however, more than 40 per cent of the refinery's raw material comes from the oil and natural gas fields in the Taranaki region. The deep-water harbor on Marsden Point can accept tankers. In Marsden Point visitor center an audio-visual show illustrates the development of this industrial area and the technology of the refinery.