√ Whangarei Museum / Northland Regional Museum
This open-air museum lies 8km west of Whangarei on Highway 14 (the Dargaville road), in the grounds of the Clarke Homestead (established 1885). The nucleus of the museum is the former doctor's house, to which a number of other houses, a schoolhouse and a chapel were later added.
The Clapham Clock Museum has a collection of some 800 clocks, the earliest dating from the 17th C. Visitors can listen to the unique chimes and cuckoos as well as learn about the international history of clock making.
On Mount Parahaki (242m) is a large war memorial. From the top of the hill there are fine views of the town and harbor. The hill can be climbed either on foot (from Mair Park; about 1 hour) or by car (on Memorial Drive).
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. In Marsden Point visitor center an audio-visual show illustrates the development of this industrial area and the technology of the refinery.
24km east of Tutukaka are the Poor Knights Islands, a favorite area for divers. There are cruises and fishing trips to the islands from Whangarei.
Other than these, there are various tourist attractions that are located in the surroundings of Whangarei such as Reed Memorial Kauri Park, Waipu, Whangarei Falls etc.