Haere Mai / Welcome

Te Tai Tokerau / Northland

Whether you are drawn to Māori culture and stories about our heritage and people, natural wonders and contrasting coastlines, or adrenaline adventures, golf courses and world luxury resorts, we welcome you to Northland and hope you find something special here. Nau Mai, Haere mai!

Why Northland

Māori Living Today

Discover Kupe, the first of the Polynesian explorers, and encounter Māori lifestyles of today.

Māori Living Today

Northern Subtropical Pathway

Journey to New Zealand's northernmost point where oceans collide and spirits depart for home.

Northern Pathway

Ancient Living Forests

Explore ancient kauri forests and walk among living giants.

Ancient Living Forests

Contrasting Coastlines

Journey the sheltered coves and harbours of the east coast; gather kaimoana, dive, swim, sail, snorkel or surf. Experience the wild west coast; shipwrecks, the solitude of empty
beaches, and salt spray on your face.

Contrasting Coastlines

Explore by Journey or Destination

↙ Select 'Journeys' to highlight each of Northland's 50-150 km journeys
↙  Select 'Destinations' to highlight Northland's four sub-regions

Northland Journeys & Destinations

Discover the region

← Select 'Journeys' on the map to highlight each 50-150 km journey that will deliver an enjoyable half to full day of exploration. Plan your trip by downloading free Journey maps before you arrive.

← Select 'Destinations' on the map to highlight Northland's four subregions where every area - steeped in history and culture - has a story to tell.

Maungaturoto to Omapere

Ancient Kauri Trail

The seafaring history of Northland’s West Coast tells the stories of more than 150 ships, tossed from the unforgiving Tasman Sea and wrecked against the dunes and sandbars ...

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Hokianga - Kaikohe - Bay of islands

Te Ara Coast to Coast

Te Ara, the pathway, from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea has arguably seen more early human history recorded than any other journey in the land ...

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Russell - Helena Bay

The Secret Coast Route

Can you keep a secret? Follow these seemingly forgotten roads as they wind through Northland’s coastal landscapes. Take your time and uncover the many hidden treasures along the way ...

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Whangārei Falls - Tutukaka - Hikurangi

Into the Wide Blue Yonder

Start at Hikurangi and wind away from the rural township towards an expanse of turquoise waters, or leave from Whangarei, passing by picturesque orchards, native bush and historic drystone walls. This special journey follows a circular route with all roads leading to the Pacific Ocean ...

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Whangarei Town Basin - Whangarei Heads

Where Giants Gather

The peak of Mt Parihaka offers panoramic views of Whangarei, Northland’s largest city. Far below, the bustling, vibrant Town Basin Marina hugs the mouth of the Hatea River. A drive through Onerahi and out to Whangarei Heads will take you through a grand landscape of the giants of geology ...

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Bay of Islands

All About Islands

This Northland Journey celebrates the world-famous Bay of Islands (Ipipiri), with more than 140 islands to choose from ...

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Hokianga Harbour

Wandering with Ancestors

Step back in time to wander in the footsteps of our ancestors and discover the stories of the people that call this region home.

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Top of the North

With icons like Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga, the very top of New Zealand offers breath-taking scenery and memorable experiences.

The sheer beauty of the top of New Zealand will astound you. Rangiputa is a tropical paradise with white sands and palm trees. Discover the pure quartz sand...

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Bay of Islands

As one of New Zealand’s most popular summer destinations, the breathtaking natural beauty and 144 islands makes for an idyllic aquatic playground.

From the picturesque towns of Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri, you can access almost all the Bay has to offer. Whilst boating, fishing and swimming...

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Kauri Coast & Hokianga

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.

This is a hauntingly beautiful area that stretches from Brynderwyn in the south to Hokianga in the north...

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Whangārei & Tutukaka Coast

A place of adventure, culture and natural beauty, Whangārei is known for its passionate people, stunning scenery and opportunities to connect with the land, sea and forest.

Whangārei is a thriving city with a vibrant arts community; quayside in the heart of the city is a popular haven for cruisin

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Northland and Bay of Islands Visitor Guide

Northland Visitor Guide

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