Botanica Whangarei takes you on a whirlwind tour through native New Zealand bush, lush tropical jungle and dry arid desert country. Set within one of New Zealand's largest collection of native ferns is the filmy fern house, purpose-built to house our collection of delicate ferns. Admission is totally free and the facility is wheelchair accessible. Open seven days from 10am-4pm the complex is located in First Avenue, Whangarei. Parking is available outside or in the Forum North carpark. After visiting, take a stroll over the footbridge to Cafler Park where you will also find the Scented Garden, Rose Garden and Whangarei Art Museum..