Northland is the northern most Region of New Zealand. Experiences here are as varied as the scenery: Swimming with Dolphins in the Bay of Islands, rich history and cultural experiences in Waitangi, breathtaking scenery at Cape Reinga and Waipoua Forest.
Northland stretches almost 300 km from North Cape south. It is the northern most region of the 16 administrative states of New Zealand. Rugged coastline to the west, more urban coast to the east define this narrow and historically rich state of New Zealand. Traveling along the 800 km long Twin Coast Discovery Highway shows you the diversity of this northern most region of New Zealand.
Northland has many touristic attractions making it interesting and diverse for the many visitors coming here each year. The Kauri Coast in the west is home to the worlds largest and oldest Kauri Trees. It is a wild coast, with historic places like Opononi and Kohukohu located on the Hokianga Harbour. Further North 90 Mile Beach, Doubtless Bay and Cape Reinga are a must see and do. The Bay of Islands with its wast selection of recreational activities, its natural beauty and its rich historical importance is one of this regions gems. The main centers are the Harbour town of Whangarei, Kerikeri with its many art and craft galleries, action packed Paihia , Kaitaia and rural Dargaville. They all offer good shopping facilities, Restaurants and accommodation.
The rich Maori Culture is omnipresent when traveling through Northland. Pa sites, Museums and options to learn about Maori handcraft are abundant. Many places like the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands offer fascinating Maori cultural experiences.
The nature here is stunning. Remote beaches, humbling Kauri trees, Sand Dunes, native forest, picturesque harbours and bays. Many walking treks lead along beaches or through native forests. On Aroha Island and close to Whangarei in the Bream Bay Scenic Reserve you have the option to see Kiwi in their natural environment.
Top surf, fishing (Bay of Islands)and diving spots (Cavalli Islands, Poor Knights Island) are located here in Northland. Also dune Surfing on Boogie Boards is a unique experience you should not miss out on. Hiking, off road adventures and Horse Riding treks over farmland or on beaches are another popular way of getting the feel of the place.
Try our accommodation check and booking system. Our experienced local team here at Costasur is selecting what we think is the best accommodation for quality and price in Northland. You might like to stay in a fully furnished holiday house on the beach, or in an apartment overlooking any one of our magnificent harbours. Keep in mind, that it does get busy here in the summer, accordingly it pays to book in advance.
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