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Restaurants and Cafes

Local Restaurants and Cafés

Our Local area boasts a variety of excellent cafes and restaurants to choose from suiting all taste buds and budgets.

Whangarei Heads:

Topsail in Onerahi offers an exquisite dining experience in warm comfortable surroundings on the water’s edge of Whangarei Harbour. They offer a well-balanced menu with honest, unfussy, modern New Zealand cuisine using French culinary influences.

The Parua Bay Tavern fits the brief of your iconic Kiwi Pub. It is the three-time winner of Northland’s Gastro Pub of the Year. Sitting on its own small peninsula the Parua Bay Tavern is as close to the water as you can. The venue has a great ambiance and is a welcoming space for families. Casual dining with a fabulous view across the Bay towards Bream Head Scenic Reserve. Takeaway Pizza as well.

Newday Café and Indian Restaurant is located in the Parua Bay shopping area. They offer in-house dining as well as some very tasty takeaway meals.

Smith and Local in Parua Bay offer good coffee and fresh pastries. Pizza takeaways during the weekends.

Whangarei Town Basin

  • The Quay
  • No 8
  • Loco
  • Aqua

Destination Dining at Tutukaka Marina

If you wish to explore further afield we highly recommend you visit one of these establishments at the Tutukaka Marina. Please note you might need to make a reservation.

  • Schnappa Rock
  • Marina Pizzeria

Whangarei Area

  • Tonic Restaurant
  • Killer Prawn
  • Asahi (Japanese)
  • Sukjai Thai Restaurant

Further Afield

  • Helena Bay Café and Gallery
  • Pizza Barn in Waipu
  • The Cove at Waipu Cove