- Kaitaia’s Te Ahu Centre is visually spectacular – the atrium’s ‘stingray’ floor and pou (carvings) will inspire
- Climb the (steep) ‘Dukes Nose’ for spectacular views of Whangaroa Harbour
- Walk inside the giant Kauri staircase at Ancient Kauri Kingdom in Awanui
- See 40,000 to 150,000 year old ancient buried kauri forests exposed at Gumdiggers Park
- Claiming biggest ice cream status in the country at the Te Kao local store, try their six-scooper!
- Casual seaside dining at the world-famous fish shop in Mangonui is a must do when in Northland; you can watch the fishing boats arrive with their fresh catch of fish
- There are a range of cuisine options in Kaitaia, and many eateries dotted around the top of the north such as North Drift Café in Ahipara.
- You will find many art, craft and gift shops off and on the beaten track
- Kaitaia is a large service town with supermarkets and retail outlets
- At Gumdiggers Park in Awanui you’ll find an ancient buried kauri forest. Unique kauri amber jewellery and kauri crafts are available in the gift shop
- In Doubtless Bay shops are mainly centered on the Mangonui waterfront, Coopers Beach and Taipa and offer crafts, clothes and gifts
- Getting there