My friends and I decided to rent a car and just explore the region up North of Auckland. We made our way to Whangarei where we had our first stop at the Whangarei falls. The Whangarei falls are definitely worth a stop but don’t plan on spending too much time there. The walk to the falls and back to the car park only takes about 30 minutes – but certainly worth it.. Before leaving Auckland, we were told to climb the Whangarei heads because of the stunning views from up there. So we did and it was definitely worth it. The walk itself takes about two hours up and only about 30 minutes down, but tackling the stairs and grunting all the way to the top of the i heads were 100% worth the effort. - The views from up there were just breath-taking.