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Our history…

The Blue Heron, established in 1943 and a part of New Zealand holidays for generations, is one of a handful of waterfront holiday parks in Northland. Named for the birds who nest in our 200-year-old Pohutukawa trees, the park sits on a private peninsula on the shores of the Whangarei Harbour. It is a nature lovers’ haven with abundant bird life, including herons, tuis, spoonbills, and rosellas, and marine life, including dolphins and even orca.

Use Blue Heron as a secure, peaceful and picturesque stop for the night, or your home base while you explore this stunning part of New Zealand.  Set in native, subtropical bush, our boutique size and standards with a genuine warm, friendly kiwi welcome, will ensure your holiday, stopover, reunion, group getaway or special event will be magical.

Our facilities…

Stay connected with free wi-fi.

Relax on one of our waterfront sites, or in one of our cabins, kitchen cabins or self-contained holiday homes.

A homey water view communal kitchen, our unique waters’ edge Barbecue House, children’s playground, clean, comfortable shower and toilet facilities.Our sunsets are spectacular, gather with our other guests the barbecue house to catch the sun going down.

Water surrounds you – fish from the shore, hire one of our kayaks, or launch your boat from our boat ramp or the all-tide one adjacent.


The Pines Golf Course is only a two-minute drive away for eighteen holes of golf. Take a five-minute stroll down the beach for a game of tennis, or a short ride to a selection of white sandy coastal beaches, surfing and bush walks.  Only ten minutes to the city of Whangarei, an hour to Paihia and the Bay of Islands, and just over two hours from Auckland.