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Whangārei City

Whangārei City is situated 2 1/2 hours north of Auckland on the east coast of the North Island. It is New Zealand’s warmest city, with a sub-tropical climate and a picturesque setting at the head of Whangārei Harbour. It has a population of 47,000 people, who enjoy a coastline with some of New Zealand’s finest beaches. Inland is fertile farmland, orchards, native and exotic forests.

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Rally Headquarters, Service Park & Finish

Rally Headquarters and the Service Park will be based at Semenoff Stadium, 51 Okara Drive, Whangārei.  The Rally Finish will take place on Sunday 10th May at the Quayside Town Basin which is also the place to go for stylish cafes and restaurants, art galleries,a glass -blowing studio, specialty shops and the National Clock Museum. Whangārei has a thriving arts scene and there are a number or exceptional galleries in the district.

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Tutukaka Coast

Within half an hour of the Town Basin marina, you can visit the Tutukaka Coast, the diving mecca of the Poor Knights Islands and Whangārei Heads, with its multitude of beaches and bays. Whangārei is 1 hour away from iconic destinations such as the Bay of Islands and Waipoua Forest with it’s ancient giant kauri rainforests. More information on what to see and do in Whangarei can be found onwww.whangareinz.com – search for Whangārei in the “Things To See & Do” section or go into the East Coast section under “Destinations”.

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People of Whangārei

The people of Whangārei look forward to extending a warm Northland welcome to all competitors and supporters of the New Zealand leg of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship as well as all of our New Zealand competitors and supporters.

       

Rally of Whangarei

 
The FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) is one of the premier regional championships in world rallying and is contested by teams from New Zealand, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Malaysia, India, and New Caledonia running primarily Super2000, Group N, or production, rally cars.