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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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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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 . . . 

Petricevich Dune Rider Kaitaia Visit website

ENJOY A FULL RESTAURANT LUNCH at Waitiki Landing when you step aboard this one of a kind Cape Reinga Tour with full commentary from knowledgeable . . . More . . . 

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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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Ahipara Bay Motel & Bayview Restaurant & Bar Visit website

Spectacular panoramic views of Ninety Mile Beach and Reef Point from rooms and restaurant. Studios and self-contained 1 and 2-bedroom units. 2 spa bath units. . . . 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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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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Whangarei Central Holiday Park Visit website

** Due to Long term roadworks, the junction between Tarewa Rd and SH1 is closed To get to us, take the next exit turning right . . . 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 . . . 

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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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Continental Motel Visit website

Our motel welcomes families, tourist, short and long term workers and professionals. Every unit has full kitchen facilities - ideal for self catering. . . . 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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Cheviot Park Motor Lodge Visit website

The best place to stay in Whangarei. Cheviot Park Motor Lodge and Conference Centre is centrally located in Whangarei. It is conveniently located on State . . . 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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