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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Motel Six Visit website

Closest motel to central city. FREE WIRELESS. 17 units consisting of 1 and 2-bedroom, fully equipped, self-contained units and 4 studio units, serviced daily. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

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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Abri Apartments Visit website

Two Deluxe Studio Chalets, each with a Double Spa Bath and kitchen facilities, are nestled in a sub-tropical garden with stunning Sea Views looking out . . . 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 . . . 

Rent-A-Dent Visit website

Welcome to Rent-a-Dent and welcome to the winterless northA place of adventure, culture and stunning scenery. Rent-a-Dent is located in the central city area, close . . . 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 . . . 

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Continental Motel Visit website

Your hosts, Monica and Tim, welcome you to the Continental Motel and hope we can delight you with great value and service. . . . More . . . 

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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments Visit website

ABSOLUTE WATERFRONT opposite beach with great sea views, 2 min walk to town & wharf. 11 spacious 2-bedroom apartments. Spa baths. . . . More . . . 

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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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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Bay of Islands Country Lodge Motel Visit website

Idyllic rural setting with spacious rooms, safe ample parking for boats and trucks as well. Well-located for exploring Paihia and Kerikeri. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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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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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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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