Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. The city enjoys a sub-tropical climate with warm summers and mild winters. The wider district has a total land area of 2,855 square kilometres and 270 kilometres of coastline.

With spectacular beaches and walks, swim, dive, kayak or build a sandcastle. Enjoy great coffee and food, swing a golf club, cast a fishing line, shop at boutique markets and visit gorgeous galleries and fascinating museums.

Days to Sell


Median Price


12 Mo Price Trend


 Median Rent 

+3.7% p/w 

Last updated: August 2023. Sources: Tenancy Services & REINZ.

Whangarei at a glance

Population 90,600 (2018 census)
Forecast Population 99,200 (2028) and 105,000 (2038), source Statistics New Zealand
Tertiary Education NorthTec
University of Auckland Education Faculty
Te Wananga o Aotearoa
QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College
Main Industries Manufacturing, Dairy, Horticulture, Manufacturing; Retail sector, Construction, Tourism Marsden Point, south of the city and on the south head of the Whangarei harbour is the location of the countries only oil refinery and a significant employer in the area.

Adjacent to the refinery is Northport. Plans to add a container port are under discussion, linked by rail to Auckland. The extensive, flat undeveloped land around Northport is a suggested solution to excess population growth in Auckland and the associated lack of industrial land.

The Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery is under construction and expected to add the appeal of the area to both domestic and international tourists , allowing Whangarei to increase its share of the tourism business that passes through the region.
Rail Whangarei is connected to Auckland by rail. The line carries freight only; public passenger transport is by long-distance bus.
Air Whangarei Airport
Road CityLink bus service

About Whangarei

The City is experiencing significant growth and the building of a new Art centre (“the Hundertwasser”) will add to the enhancements made in the Town Basin area around the River that runs through town and into the beautiful harbour. This development is also going to add a significant number of specialist jobs and these will attract new residents to the area. 

With numerous spectacular beaches and proximity to the world acclaimed Tutukaka cost, water activities both in the harbour and along the coast are a popular pastime for locals and a major drawcard for visitors.

Looking at things long term for investors, it’s clear right away that rental and property prices in Whangarei have been rising at a rate above the national average. There is a strong rental demand for 2-4 bedroom homes and strong competition at rental viewings. Whangarei is continuing to grow and the amount of accommodation is already under pressure. This will provide support for good rental rates of return and opportunities to add value to existing properties.

How to Invest in Whangarei

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The Whangarei Team

Penny King

Licensed Salesperson
REAA 2008

"iFindProperty was amazing helping me buy my first investment property. They kept me informed every step of the way, helped me through every stage of the buying process and was a pleasure to deal with. They made the whole process relatively easy and stress free and I would recommend the service to anyone."
- Hayley Davies
"iFindProperty has been our property adviser since June 2020. They are excellent listeners and we appreciated the effort they made to clearly understand our situation, and needs, before working with us to tailor a property investment plan that best meets our needs, at a cost that is manageable and sustainable. iFindProperty's ongoing service is exceptional, they're with you all the way in helping at every opportunity, and we are delighted to have them as our property adviser. We recommend iFindProperty for all your property needs."
- Vicky Kakava and Alexios Kavallaris

"As we are living overseas, iFindProperty helped us buy an investment property in Whangarei. They were very helpful, knowledgable and responsive over a number of months, throughout the searching and buying process. They gave us a lot of confidence to make the purchase. Great service."

- Jared & Joyce Duxfield

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Like most of the country, Whangarei is experiencing a low number of properties listed for sale and a high number of active purchasers. The stats I have seen do not give any hope that this is going to change in the short term.

Whangarei preparing for significant growth. Council proposing to permit high-density housing and a large number of projects are in the planning stages for Whangarei. Yields remain solid as rental shortage persists.

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