The west coast of Northland is home to ancient kauri forests, wild windswept harbours, giant sand dunes, historic country towns and an impressive 153 shipwreck sites.
Waipoua me Hokianga a Kupe | Kauri Coast & Hokianga
This is a hauntingly beautiful area that stretches from Brynderwyn in the south to Hokianga in the north. It is home to the world’s oldest and largest ancient kauri trees, the first land Māori set foot on in New Zealand, our nation’s largest harbour and longest drivable beach, pre-historic rock formations and crystal clear freshwater lakes. A guided walk in the kauri forests is a must. Waipoua me Hokianga a Kupe = Waipoua (Grandfather Waters), Hokianga a Kupe (The departing place of Kupe)