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Multi Sports

An exciting Multi Sport destination

Multi-Sport is a big thing in New Zealand! Holidaying in New Zealand is first of all about adventure and experiences. Landscape, people, creating memories and of course much much more. Whangarei District is a place filled to the brim with just what you need to create those memories.

Whangarei Heads and the Whangarei District, in general, are exciting Multi-Sport destinations. Furthermore, we have a wide range of hiking trails, cycle trails and routes and kayaking opportunities just to mention a few. With a subtropical climate,  Northland is New Zealand’s warmest region and is a year-round cycling destination.

Run along our deserted beaches and hike spectacular mountains. In addition, you can choose to either go Kayaking on the Pacific ocean side or in the sheltered harbour.


The Wild Kiwi Event

Whangarei Heads is the location for the challenging Multisport event – The Wild Kiwi.  Check out for details.


Mountain biking

The ‘Heads Up’ Adventure Park at Whangarei Heads offers a great range of mountain bike trails.

There are numerous tracks to suit whether you are trying out mountain biking for the first time or you consider yourself a bit of a ‘pro’. This is a world-class mountain biking adventure right here in Whangarei, Northland that is sure to get your tyres spinning. The outdoor bike tracks are designed to challenge and stimulate even the most experienced downhill biker. The beginners are also given a chance to test their abilities in Whangarei’s beautiful outdoor bush environment.


Whangarei Heads mountain biking


Glenbervie Mountain Biking is the best mountain biking north of Auckland and is located just a few kilometres east of Whangarei. There are 46 tracks to choose from.

Parihaka in Whangarei offers a network of mountain bike trails as well as walking/running trails.

Parihaka Mountain Bike Trails Map

Road Cycling

In addition to mountain biking, road cycling is alive and well in Northland. Our beautiful scenery provides for a great experience.


Bring your own Kayaks and explore our sheltered harbours or be challenged with a bit of open water Kayaking. Pacific Coast Kayaks are a certified local company who are always ready to help you create the ultimate adventure.

Pacific Coast Kayaks website