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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12 Must-Do’s and Kiwi Gems to discover on a long weekend away from Auckland

Craving a long weekend away? Start planning your summer travels with 12 great things to check out within an easy drive from Auckland. Read the story . . . 

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Tohu Whenua: Te Waimate Mission

Te Waimate Mission in Northland is the site of our nation’s first European farm and an understated heritage gem.  Read the story . . . 

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Tohu Whenua: Ruapekapeka Pā

Ruapekapeka Pā near Kawakawa is famous for being the site where Māori chiefs and their outnumbered warriors made their final stand of the Northern Wars.  Read the story . . . 

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Tohu Whenua: Rangihoua Heritage Park

Rangihoua Heritage Park in the Bay of Islands is one of our nation’s most significant heritage sites. Read the story . . . 

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Tohu Whenua: Māngungu Mission

If it’s a serene setting with a slice of Kiwi history that you’re after, make sure Māngungu Mission is on your Te Tai Tokerau Northland touring list.  Read the story . . . 

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Tohu Whenua: Clendon House, Rāwene

The charming Hokianga Harbour town of Rāwene is Aotearoa's third oldest European settlement – and Clendon House is one of its original buildings (dating from 1860).  Read the story . . . 

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Tohu Whenua: Rākaumangamanga - Cape Brett

Rākaumangamanga - Cape Brett at the entrance of the Bay of Islands simply has everything. There’s a spectacular headland, stunning views onto Motukokako Island with its famous Hole in the Rock, seals and dolphins and a historic lighthouse with a keeper’s cottage where you can stay for a night or two. Read the story . . . 

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We Love You New Zealand Magazine

New Zealand is brimming with lesser-known sweet spots. We’ve filled 113 pages with hundreds of ideas of things to see and do around the country in our online travel magazine. Read the story . . . 

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Walking

Must-Do's: Walking Travel Guide

Whether you’re hiking to a mountain summit or strolling through an urban landscape, there are walking options around New Zealand to suit everyone. Read the story . . . 

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Cycling

Must-Do's: Cycling Travel Guide

There are 22 Great Rides on Ngā Haerenga The New Zealand Cycle Trail, covering over 2,600 kilometres of the country. Check out our comprehensive overview of all the best cycle trails available in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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Must-Do's: Northland Travel Guide

From the Whangārei district to the top of the North Island and back down Northland’s west coast, our Must-Do's guide provides all the information on activities, attractions and accommodation options for your next road trip. Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Must-Do's: North Island Road Trips Travel Guide

Check out our Must-Do's guide to find attractions, activities, experiences and accommodation on your next North Island road trip. Read the story . . . 

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Way out west: a creative road trip between Auckland and the Kauri Coast

So many corners! From Central Auckland across to the Waitākere Ranges, up the coast to Hokianga and from Kaikohe back down SH1, there are many intriguing corners on this journey – but the delights en route make them all worthwhile.  Read the story . . . 

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Go east: an action-packed road trip between Auckland and Whangārei

From country roads to offshore island detours, boats, beaches, snorkelling and surfing, this journey between Auckland and Whangārei is packed full of exciting activities. Read the story . . . 

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The secret coast: an indulgent road trip between Auckland and the Bay of Islands

Head north from Central Auckland via the very scenic route to the Bay of Islands. This journey is full of things guaranteed to bring pleasure – food, wine and art. It’s one big, moveable feast. Read the story . . . 

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Delicious detours: 5 picks for food and wine on a road trip between Auckland and the Bay of Islands

Vineyards to the left, restaurants to the right, the route north is ripe for a foodie road trip. Unsure where to dig in first? Our top five food and wine recommendations should help. Read the story . . . 

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