Bella Vista Motel Whangarei
We welcome you to the Bella Vista Whangarei.
This property has been assessed by Qualmark (independent accreditation) as 4 Star Plus quality accommodation. We are proudly the first motel in Whangarei to offer Electric Vehicle charging stations.
Whangarei is the hub of the Northland business district and the perfect base for your Northland adventure. From the moment you arrive, you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Whangarei CBD for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Whangarei we cater for all your business or recreational needs.
We are easy to find on State Highway One just two hours north of Auckland and one hour south of the beautiful Bay of Islands. We are the closest motel to Central Whangarei and easy walking distance to CBD for business or pleasure, just minutes from Forum North, Northland Events Centre, ASB Stadium Kensington and Whangarei Hospital.
We have ample safe parking, leave your car, avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore.
Our 18 superior smoke-free units include a variety of studios and one-bedroom units. Our purpose built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. You have a choice of king, queen or single beds with newly installed heat-pumps available in every room.
Smart TV's feature in every room, unlimited free fibre WIFI is available with a spacious work desk in every room. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. We offer continental breakfasts and evening meals charge back facilities, dine in or dine out.
You can be assured of a warm welcome at Reception where we will assist you in every way possible. We accept all major credit cards and we can book your future Whangarei accommodation
needs at one of 27 Bella Vista Motels, Nationwide.
Distances from Motel
Whangarei Domestic Airport
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Office hours 7.30am to 8.00pm. Please contact us in advance if you are arriving after 8pm.
On-site parking Free of charge
Breakfast service Continental breakfast available on request
Available on request Cot (charges apply)
Value adds Unlimited WiFi free of charge, heat-pumps in every room
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Phone +64 9 438 6990
Compact Queen Studio
Compact Queen Studio is a small studio unit suitable for 1 - 2 persons, it has an ensuite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, microwave, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, high speed wireless internet, iron / ironing board, Sky TV and radio alarm clock.
- 16 m2
Executive Studio is suitable for 1 - 2 persons and offers either a King or Queen bed. It has an ensuite bathroom with shower (two with easy-access facilities available on request), hairdryer, microwave, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, iron ironing board, Sky TV and radio alarm clock. Wireless internet is included free of charge.
- 20 m2
Twin/Triple Studio is a studio unit suitable for 1 - 3 persons. Ensuite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, microwave, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, wireless internet, iron / ironing board, Sky TV and radio alarm clock.
- 20 m2
King Spa Bath Studio
Super King Spa Bath Studio is a studio unit suitable for 1 - 2 persons, ensuite bathroom single person spa bath & shower (over bath), hairdryer, microwave, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, wireless internet, iron / ironing board, Sky TV and radio alarm clock.
- 20 m2
1 Bedroom Executive Unit
1 Bedroom Executive/Family Unit is suitable for 1 - 4 persons, bathroom with single person spa bath and separate shower, hairdryer, Kitchen with small benchtop oven fridge microwave tea/coffee and toast making facilities, lounge/dining area with table & chairs
- 37 m2
- 18 modern self-contained, fully serviced studio and one bedroom family units
- Easy to find on State Highway 1
- All motel units are Smoke Free
- We have Ground floor and Upstairs units. If you do have a preference please advise when making a booking and we will do our best to accommodate you on the level of your choice.
- Qualmark 4+ star rating and bronze environmental award.
- Eftpos and credit card facilities.
- Continental breakfast
- Guest laundry
- Portacot and highchair available (charges apply)
Whangarei and the wider region boasts an aquatic playground of 100 beaches, pristine harbours and off-shore islands. Enjoy the world’s best sub-tropical diving, stunning walkways, or wander among an impressive array of galleries and cafes where international yachts moor near the centre of town.
Whangarei Town Basin
When staying in Whangarei the town basin is an absolute must do. With so much to see and do, including a 4.2km loop walk with art and sculptures dotted around, coffee shops, craft shops and ice cream.
Whangarei Quarry Gardens
These gardens are a wonderful free entry (donation welcomed) garden, boasting safe, beautiful walks, exotic plants, bubbling streams, paths through old quarry ruins and a cafe to sit and enjoy a coffee.
These beautiful falls are close to the city and offer easy, safe walking tracks out to the falls. There’s ample parking space and great photo opportunities, especially after a rainfall.
Mount Manaia Track
A great walk (approx. 40 mins –1.5 hours) with well maintained wide walking tracks to the top of Mt Manaia. Upon reaching the top you’re rewarded with views over the Whangarei Heads and through to Marsden Point.
Kiwi North, Kiwi House and Museum
This wonderful heritage park and kiwi house allows visitors to view kiwi and tuatara in their natural environment. Day is transformed into night inside the state of the art Kiwi house and Kiwi are fed three times a day, if you go at feeding time you are likely to see them.
Claphams Clocks – The National Clock Museum
An interesting and eclectic collection of clocks and watches from around the world - from cuckoo clocks to Thomas the Tank engine and everything in between. Please allow enough time (excuse the pun).
If you are up for the challenge of exploring caves on your own (ie no commercial guiding), then this is for you. Abbey Caves Reserve is made up of three significant caves that have been naturally sculptured over time; if you’re lucky you may see glowworms! Don’t forget a torch.
A H Reed Memorial Kauri Park
The park is situated about four km north east of central Whangarei, it’s offers a great walkway and options ideal for the family. View mature kauri trees, a spectacular waterfall and the forest canopy, plus much more. A hidden gem!
The Packard & Pioneer Museum
Come and see for yourself the largest private collection of Packard Motorcars in Australasia. Dating back to the 50’s this collection has grown tremendously over time to now include: Stationary engines, steam and traction, earthmovers, military, motorcycles and classic cars.
Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre
This recovery centre provides help, treatment and rehabilitation for injured and ill native birds so that they can be returned to the wild. Founded in 1992, the centre is run with the help of a dedicated band of volunteers. Entry is by donation as the centre is a non-profit organisation. If you’re lucky you might see a kiwi!
If you’re after a skydiving experience, Skydive Ballistic Blondes is one of New Zealand’s great skydiving operators. For an adrenaline filled jump of 8,000, 10,000 or 12,000 feet then give them a call.
Mt Parihaka War Memorial
Constructed in 1956, this World War II War Memorial is located at the summit of Mt Parihaka. It serves as an important cultural, spiritual and heritage symbol for all to see.
A great place to visit if you love the outdoors, located in heart of the city you’ll see exotic palms, orchids, bizarre cacti and succulents, fragrant subtropical plants, native ferns and filmy ferns.
Whangarei Skate Park & BMX Track
Side by side are these two fantastic parks. A) A skater designed park with good open layout and flow, and suitable for beginners to advanced. B) A UCI International Standard BMX 400m track.
A perfect activity for families of all ages, located between Whangarei Falls and the Tutukaka Coast. Adventure Forest offers high thrill activities through the tree-tops along high wire circuits, tight ropes, swings, nets, swing bridges and flying foxes.
Horse trekking, lessons and riding options for all ages and levels. Completely tailored to your needs, this is a fabulous option to glimpse the beautiful Whangarei countryside.
Extreme Mini Golf
A fun filled option for young and old, this 18-hole glow in the dark mini golf course, has seven different themed areas, starting in a glowworm cave and ending in ancient ruins. Not to be missed!
This is a great all weather walk for the family, approximately 4km in length. Enjoy getting up close to the mangroves that grow between sea level and the high tide line. If the tide is out, you’ll be able to see their aerial roots reaching up out of the mud.
Parihaka Mountain Biking Park
A great option to get out into the great outdoors, make the most of an excellent network of mountain bike trails with 11 tracks over 2.3kms, from beginners to experts, there’s fun for all.
Mangawhai and Bream Bay Coast
Enjoy the myraid of beaches and bays on the Mangawhai and Bream Bay Coast.Saddle up your boogie board for the longest string of surf beaches you've ever seen.
Take the road from Whangarei to the sheltered natural harbour of Tutukaka and the beautiful beaches beyond.
Tutukaka is the gateway to great diving, snorkelling and kayaking experiences at the famous Poor Knights Islands - a wildlife marine reserve above the water and a marine reserve below. Just along the coast, Sandy Bay is famous for its world-class surfing. Make sure you take a walk to beautiful Whale Bay - the track begins just north of Matapouri.
A stop at Waipu is a must if you are passing. The original settlement five shiploads of Scottish people in 1850. Their story is told at the Waipu Museum.
Bella Vista Whangarei will happily offer local advice on any of these activities and will gladly facilitate complimentary reservations should an activity require a booking.
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Whangarei is a developing, modern and vibrant city in the centre of a district of fertile farmlands, orchards and forest. It has a stunning harbour and coastline with some of New Zealand's finest beaches. Whangarei has many beautiful parks and walkways. Right in the centre of the city is Mount Parihaka with its varying trails to the summit and spectacular views of the city and surrounds. AH Reed Kauri Park features a tree-top boardwalk which passes magnificent 500 year old kauri trees and the Whangarei Falls is known as the most photogenic waterfall of New Zealand. The district has many more outstanding walkways and vistas.
The 270 kilometres of exquisite coastline features remote coves, dramatic headland, off-shore islands and world-class diving. This Pacific playground includes Bream Bay, Whangarei Heads and the Tutuakaka Coast, all popular safe swimming, good surf breaks and plentiful fishing. The Tutuakaka Marina is the access point to the world-renowned Poor Knights Islands, one of the top dive locations in the world. With the Bay of Islands, kauri forests, Matakohe Kauri Museum and beautiful coastline only a short drive away, Whangarei is the perfect base to come and stay for your Northland escape.
- Closest motel to Central Whangarei
- Easy Walking distance to central Whangarei CBD for business or pleasure
- Close to Forum North, Kensington Stadium and Whangarei Hospital
Travel distances in kilometres to Whangarei
- Gisborne 647 kms
- Hamilton 282 kms
- Napier 576 kms
- New Plymouth 518 kms
- Palmerston North 683 kms
- Rotorua 386 kms
- Taupo 438 kms
- Wellington 798 kms