Cape Rēinga: wild and unforgettable

As you approach Cape Rēinga the land narrows, affording glimpses of Northland’s east and west coasts as you climb the...


Distant tourists walk to the lighthouse at the northern tip of New Zealand's North Island, where the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea meet. © George Clerk

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Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga

By the quiet water’s edge of the harbour, you’ll find the welcoming Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga, and its 33 rooms and suites. . . . More . . . 

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Hokianga: harbouring history

The Hokianga, stretching northeast towards the Bay of Islands on the opposite coast, has one of the longest histories of human habitation anywhere in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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Kensington Motel Visit website

Refurbished affordable accommodation 3 mins drive from Whangarei city centre and walking distance to Kensington Stadium, Kensington Hospital, Whangarei Hockey Turf and Mair Park. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Hokianga: a road trip around a heavenly harbour

The most rewarding direction to approach the Hokianga is from the south, which also happens to be the leg of the Twin Coast Discovery Highway route featuring the great Waipōua kauri forest. Read the story . . . 

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Burgundy Rose Motel Visit website

Affordable, spacious, clean studio & family units only 5 mins drive from Whangarei CBD and walking distance to Kensington Stadium & Sports Grounds. . . . More . . . 

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Hundertwasser Toilets: the loo that made headlines

The internationally renowned Hundertwasser toilet in Kawakawa has become one of New Zealand’s most photographed attractions. Read the story . . . 

Kai Iwi Lakes Campground Visit website

Come stay and play at Kai Iwi Lakes, Taharoa Domain, one of NZ's best holiday spots. Only 3hrs from Auckland, 35km from Dargaville, nestled amongst . . . More . . . 

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Russell Top 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park is an award-winning holiday park offering great value accommodation for everyone. It is also NZ's first SMOKE-FREE holiday park and . . . More . . . 

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Waipu Cove Resort Visit website

Waipu Cove Resort is situated less than 100m from beautiful Waipu Cove Beach, part of the pacific paradise of Bream Bay. . . . More . . . 

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Matakana coast and country: weekend wonderland

Not that long ago, Matakana was just a bend in the road between Warkworth and Leigh. Now it’s a byword for gourmet food, top-quality wine and arthouse cinema. Read the story . . . 

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The Sands Motel Visit website

Walk off your deck across tree-shaded lawn and down a dozen steps onto the beach. Situated at the beautiful Whangaumu Bay on the picturesque Tutukaka Coast. . . . More . . . 

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Tutukākā and the Poor Knights: national treasure

One of the best places for those who want to experience the full range of watery pastimes is the east coast of Northland and, in particular, Tutukākā, just to the north-east of Whangārei. Read the story . . . 

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Edelweiss Motel Visit website

You’ve found us, the only motel in Paihia with a swimming pool heated all year round! We offer quality Bay Of Islands accommodation and authentic . . . More . . . 

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Waipōua Forest

There are just glimpses left of what New Zealand would have looked like before the coming of the axe and the crosscut-saw. But you can get a sense of it in the Waipōua Forest. Read the story . . . 

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