Each year visitors and Artists from all over Northland come to take part in our vibrant two-day Easter Exhibition.

Artists show their work at a range of private and community locations spread along 30k of stunning Whangarei Heads coastline. It is a fantastic opportunity to see an exciting range of work embracing a diverse collation of media. Previous exhibitors include painters, potters, glass workers, jewellers, photographers, flax weavers, metal workers, wood workers, sculptors and textile artists and each year new guests are invited to help ring the changes.

W.H.A.T. is the perfect opportunity to buy work direct from the Artist, to see where it was created and talk to the person who created it.

If you have not been to visit Whangarei Heads the ‘Arts Trail’ weekend is a great time to do so. Entry to all studios and community venues is free but to make the most of your visit please be sure to buy a $5 trail guide.

Book your accommodation for Easter Weekend early – due to the popularity of this event.


Wild Kiwi – Run/Walk/Multi-Sport – April  

This event is set to be hugely popular, so book your accommodation early.  See www.thewildkiwi.co.nz for more information.





The Artisans Fair – Saturdays – Whangarei Town Basin

The Artisans Fair has a proud history of being Northlands premium Arts & Crafts market.

Here both to encourage and support creativity in Northland’s thriving & hugely talented Arts & Craft Community. The market runs every Saturday from Labour Weekend through to the end of January and then fortnightly until Easter Weekend.

Held on the Canopy Bridge, part of the very popular Loop walk, overlooking the picturesque Whangarei Town Basin, this is the ideal venue to showcase all the amazing artisan talent found in Northland – a destination popular with both locals & tourists.

Whangarei Growers Market – Saturdays 6.30am – 10.30am – Water St. Carpark

Every Saturday morning, between 4500 to 6000 shoppers flock to the market, often entertained by buskers enjoying excellent coffee and taking the opportunity to chat with growers. It has become a ‘true heart of the community’ event for Whangarei families.

You will find fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, milk and cheese, preserves and honey, to nuts and olive oil, along with seedlings and native plants, on sale and the market has a rule that all produce must originate in Northland.