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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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Raft the rapids in Manukau City

In Auckland’s Manukau City you can raft down the world’s highest artificial waterfall.  Read the story . . . 

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Official Auckland Visitor Guide – Winter 2021

Explore New Zealand's biggest city this winter with the Official Auckland Visitor Guide. Read the story . . . 

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Walking

Climb Mount Parihaka

Rising 241 metres above Whangārei, Mount Parihaka is a significant Māori pā site, with spectacular views across the city.  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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Road trips

Creative Inspiration: 5 great gardens and galleries on a road trip between Auckland and the Kauri Coast

The journey north from West Auckland is rich in creativity. From art galleries to sculpture gardens and even some unique geology – we've picked five places to stop at along the way.  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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Family fun

Enchant your inner child at Whoa! Studios

Combine a live theatre experience, a film studio, an excellent restaurant and possibly the best playground in New Zealand and you’ve got a recipe for a great family day out.  Read the story . . . 

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Cape Rēinga: where two oceans meet

Witness the majestic power of nature as the mighty Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea collide.  Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Great Barrier Island: a rugged road trip

It’s as if a chunk of Coromandel Peninsula floated off to the north. There’s the surf beach side and the quieter bay side, like Coromandel, with the steep choppy spine in between. 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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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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