So Much to See and Do in Whangarei

The experts say we are in for a dry hot summer in the North. That makes the Continental Motel in Whangarei an awesome destination for a weekend break or getaway. There is so much going on in Whangarei and it is also the perfect place to use as a base to explore the North.

An example of this is later in November – On the evening of Friday 23rd (and throughout the summer) you can enjoy the Canopy Night Market – a gourmet delight. This is the place to feast on global street food while enjoying live performances from local artists.

The Night Market showcases Northland’s rich and diverse culture with food vendors providing a wide range of street foods with a focus on multi-cultural cuisines, all prepared and cooked fresh on-site, and showcasing a wide range of products and live entertainment. Bring a blanket and enjoy the food and atmosphere.

At the same venue the next morning you will find the Artisans Fair Market from 9am. The Artisans Fair Market has a proud history of being Whangarei’s premium Arts, Craft & Food market supporting and encouraging the thriving creativity in Northland’s artistic community.

Held on the Canopy Bridge, overlooking the picturesque Town Basin Marina and situated on the popular Loop Walk – this market is the ideal place to spend time and soak up the fantastic food and artisan talent found in Northland, and a great place to buy Christmas presents.

On the same weekend is the Whangarei Garden Discovery Tour. Come and enjoy 20 gardens of outstanding quality over 3 days. Most of the gardens participating this year are new to Garden Discovery, making it an exciting and fresh tour for all garden enthusiasts.

So much to do and see in Whangarei, and that is only one weekend. After a day of activities we at the Continental will have the swimming pool, spa and BBQ ready for you to enjoy. Our rooms are spacious and family friendly. You can cook for yourselves in our fully equipped kitchens or enjoy one of the awesome restaurants that are only a 2 minute walk from the motel. Why don’t you treat yourself to a weekend away before the madness of the holiday season? We would love to see you at the Continental.




  • Whangarei is such a fun town to visit and always good to know there is some nice accommodation we can use!

    January 7, 2019

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