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Waiharara is located in Northland Region
Coordinates: 34°57′11″S 173°11′18″E / 34.95306°S 173.18833°E / -34.95306; 173.18833
Country New Zealand
Region Northland Region
District Far North District

Waiharara is a community at the base of the Aupouri Peninsula in Northland, New Zealand. State Highway 1 runs through the community. To the west is Aupouri Forest, and beyond that Ninety Mile Beach. To the east is Rangaunu Harbour. Houhora is 22 km north west, and Awanui is 16 km south east.[1][2] Lake Waiparera, 35 metres (115 feet) above sea level, is immediately to the north west.[3]


Waiharara School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 3 and a roll of 27.[4] The school opened in 1901, and moved to its present site in 1949.[5]

Coordinates: 34°57′11″S 173°11′18″E / 34.95306°S 173.18833°E / -34.95306; 173.18833


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 3. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 16. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ "Ninety Mile Beach". Encyclopedia of New Zealand (1966). 
  4. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Waiharara School". Ministry of Education. 
  5. ^ "Time Line". Myrasplace Family History Centre.