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Take a walk and a dip at Whangārei Falls

Just ten minutes from Whangārei City, Otuihau Whangārei Falls is both easily accessible and classically beautiful.  Read the story . . . 

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Climb the soaring sand dunes at Lake Wainamu

Hidden behind the towering black sand dunes near Auckland’s Te Henga / Bethells Beach is a freshwater lake, ideal for safe summer swimming.  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 full Must-Do's guide provides all the information on activities, attractions and accommodation options for your next road trip. Read it here for free! Read the story . . . 

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Kayak to Rangitoto Island at sunset

Paddling your own sea kayak across the Waitemata Harbour is a magical experience at any time of day, but how about upping the ante and doing it on dusk.  Read the story . . . 

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Get away from it all at Kai Iwi Lakes

Summer camping at Northland’s Kai Iwi Lakes is a quintessential Kiwi experience.  Read the story . . . 

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Get outdoors: five top Auckland walks

From coastal strolls to city rambles, volcanic views and waterfalls, we’ve picked five walks around the Auckland region so you can get out and explore this summer. Read the story . . . 

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10 great things to do in Northland

Whether you're looking for things to do on a day trip or hitting the road to discover more of the region, we've rounded up 10 ideas to inspire your Northland travels.  Read the story . . . 

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Walking

Tackle the Te Henga Walkway

It has the signature surf, the scorching iron sand, but some of the main highlights at Te Henga are the vantage points to be had from the clifftop walkway.  Read the story . . . 

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Spend the day on Urupukapuka Island

Urupukapuka Island in the Bay of Islands is ringed by dreamy white sand beaches, warm, clear water for snorkelling, beachside campsites and walking tracks winding through long grass. Read the story . . . 

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Surround yourself with birdsong on Tiritiri Matangi Island

One of the world’s most successful conservation projects can be found just off the coast of Auckland’s Whangapāraoa Peninsula.  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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Road trips

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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