No visit to Taitokerau Northland is complete without spending time in, on, or around the water.

Warm oceans, long summers, and an extensive coastline has created an aquatic playground like no other. Whether you are into surfing, world-class diving, sailing, snorkelling, paddleboarding, kayaking, or fishing, you’ll be spoiled for choice as you make your way around the region. It’s not just the people that love this playground either so keep an eye out for marine wildlife like dolphins, orca, seals, penguins, and seabirds, especially in places like the Bay of Islands and around the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.