Attractions near the Avenues rental apartments
From the Avenues Apartments to the city centre is a 5 to 10 minute walk to the cafes, restaurants and bars the city hub has to offer. Try Killer Prawn, Asahi Japanese Restaurant, the Fat Camel and Amici, for divine desserts. Just down the road is Palmers Garden Centre containing the popular Teahouse cafe – open 7 days a week for breakfast, coffee or lunch.
If you want to venture further to the city’s central marina and dining area, known as the Town Basin, that will take no more than another 10 minutes. Revas on the Waterfront has a wonderful ambience and great outdoor seating looking over the marina.
The Forum North complex, which hosts visiting performers, events and theatre is located a short 5 minute walk away through Cafler Park, which is a great attraction in its own right. Cafler Park is the home of the Whangarei Art Museum, Scented Garden, and Rose Gardens.
If you are a plant lover Botanica Gardens has plants ranging from colourful and exotic palms and orchids, bizarre cacti and succulents, fragrant sub-tropical plants, native ferns and filmy ferns all in one central location. The Fernery boasts one of New Zealand’s largest collections of native ferns found in New Zealand and its offshore islands. Located in First Avenue, the complex is less than a 5 minute walk from the Avenues Apartments and is open every day from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
At the iconic Growers Market, held every Saturday morning, you can buy organic, spray-free and fresh vegetables, fruit and other produce direct from the original growers. There is a great range of high quality and reasonably priced seasonal produce. A Saturday morning vibe not to be missed.
Whangarei Hospital is 1.7 km from the Avenues Apartments. If you are walking it takes just over 20 minutes, or less than 5 minutes by car. Whangarei District Council offices are located a 5 to 10 minute walk away. Near to Whangarei Hospital and the District Council offices the Avenues Apartments are convenient and secure rental apartment accommodation for staff working at either of these locations or in the central city area.