Hokianga: a road trip around a heavenly harbour

The Hokianga (which means ‘the circumstance of returning’) is named in commemoration of the legendary Polynesian navigator, Kupe, who ended...


For kids aged five to 105, scaling the sand dunes is a must-do in the Hokianga. © Gina Guarnieri

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Norfolk Motel & Campervan Park Visit website

Peaceful parklike grounds. Spacious studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom fully self-contained, smokefree units. Units also include hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Cooked/continental breakfasts available. . . . More . . . 

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Hokianga: harbouring history

Though sparsely populated now, the Hokianga, stretching northeastwards towards the Bay of Islands on the opposite coast, has one of the longest histories of human habitation of anywhere in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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Ahipara Bay Motel & Bayview Restaurant & Bar Visit website

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Hokianga: a road trip around a heavenly harbour

Storyteller and happy traveller John McCrystal discovers that the most rewarding direction in which to approach the Hokianga is from the south along State Highway 12, which also happens to be the leg of the Twin Coast Discovery Highway route that features the great Waipoua and the Trounson kauri forests. Read the story . . . 

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The Cabbage Tree Visit website

The best place to shop in Paihia. High quality New Zealand products including bone/jade carvings, kauri and rimu bowls/boxes, handblown and fused glass, ceramics, jewellery, . . . More . . . 

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Hundertwasser Toilets: the loo that made headlines

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was born in Austria and already had an international reputation as an artist when he first visited New Zealand in 1973 to accompany a major exhibition of his works that was touring the country. Read the story . . . 

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ASURE Cherry Court Motor Lodge Visit website

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Bellrock Lodge Visit website

On offer--the best views in Russell only a 5 min walk to the waterfront. Ideal for couples. 4 spacious, stylishly furnished ensuite rooms with kitchenette, . . . More . . . 

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The Retreat - Bay of Islands Visit website

Holiday accommodation located on 10-acre peninsula. Private, quiet, secure bush setting with uninterrupted panoramic sea views and only minutes from the town centre (2.5km). . . . More . . . 

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Matakana coast and country: weekend wonderland

It’s not that long ago that 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, writes Sarah Ell. Read the story . . . 

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Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Peaceful parkland paradise. Surrounded by native bush with river boundary. Tent & power sites, standard, kitchen & ensuite cabins, self-contained units, park motel, park studio. . . . More . . . 

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Tutukaka and the Poor Knights: national treasure

Master storyteller John McCrystal discovers the delights of the Poor Knights, gateway to diving and fishing galore.  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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Waipoua Forest

Only glimpses may be had today of what New Zealand would have looked like before the coming of the axe and the crosscut-saw . . .Storyteller John McCrystal explores two areas in Northland where you can get a sense of it. Read the story . . . 

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