On the Te Araroa Trail, Northland
Northland & Bay of Islands
Te Araroa Trail, Northland & Bay of Islands

By Amos Chapple

Northland, New Zealand has epic scenery and activities around every bend.
Northland & Bay of Islands
Stunning coastline, Northland & Bay of Islands

By Tourism NZ

The Hokianga Wharf offers fantastic photo opportunities.
Northland & Bay of Islands
Hokianga, Northland & Bay of Islands

By Northland Inc

The Whangarei Heads is a hidden gem in the Bay of Islands & Northland region.
Northland & Bay of Islands
Whangarei Heads, Northland & Bay of Islands

By Destination Northland

From Kaitaia, the drive to Cape Reinga takes about 1.5 hours each way. Guided coach tours depart....
Northland & Bay of Islands
Cape Reinga, Northland & Bay of Islands

By Ben Crawford

Dotted with picturesque islands both large and small, the Bay of Islands is spectacular.
Northland & Bay of Islands
Stunning coastline, Northland & Bay of Islands

By Fullers Great Sights

Tane Mahuta is the largest kauri tree in the world
Northland & Bay of Islands
Tane Mahuta is the largest kauri tree in the world, New Zealand

By Northland Inc

Learn about New Zealand's history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
Northland & Bay of Islands
Waitangi Treaty Grounds., Northland & Bay of Islands

By Sara Orme

Northland & Bay of Islands

The subtropical Northland region of New Zealand stretches upwards from Auckland to the very top of New Zealand. Take a journey along the Twin Coast Discovery Highway to the iconic Bay of Islands, as well as the Kauri Coast, the Far North, and Whangarei.

Northland is a story of two coastlines – the west coast is rugged and soulful while the east coast is relatively more sophisticated and urbane.

In the beautiful Bay of Islands you can take a boat cruise, swim with dolphins, dive, fish or just relax in the sun. Be sure to visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds, one of New Zealand's most significant historic sites.

On the west coast you’ll encounter magnificent Tane Mahuta, the biggest kauri tree in existence. Then venture north to Hokianga Harbour and Ninety-Mile Beach, areas with huge white sand dunes and laid back beach communities.

At the northernmost tip of the country, Cape Reinga, you can watch the seas of the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea collide.

Northland's only city, Whangarei, has plenty of accommodation and is an excellent place to enjoy the Northland lifestyle. Sit at a quayside café and watch the yachts or visit the farmers’ market on a Saturday morning and stock up on the freshest local food.

The full beauty and diversity of Northland is yours to experience when you drive the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. This comprehensive touring route along the Tasman and Pacific coasts mingles stretches of coast, vistas of rolling Farmingg country and lush mystical Kauri rainforest.

Content courtesy of Tourism NZ

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