Northland, New Zealand is not just a place – it’s a ‘feeling’; one that honours history while savouring the moment and safeguarding the future. When you experience any or all of the ten road and one water-based Northland Journeys you’ll travel the paths of our ancestors, enthral in the beauty of a natural world and delight in a contemporary and thriving yet unspoiled region.
Spectacular yet diverse coastlines, marine reserves, kauri forests and two oceans that collide make Northland an unmissable and unforgettable destination with iconic attractions that are known around the world. But the Northland Journeys beckon you off the beaten track and on to roads less travelled and a journey of discovery. This unique set of superb and stunning touring routes tells the stories of our region and people, while revealing more of our favourite places and hidden gems.
Not to be hurried, each 50-150 kilometre journey will deliver an enjoyable half to full day or more of exploration depending on your pace. Traverse the untamed and dramatic Ancient Kauri Trail and travel the paths of the past when Wandering with Ancestors. Discover the majesty of Where Giants Gather; the towns and coastal routes of Into the Wide Blue Yonder and the history and contrasting coastlines of Te Ara Coast to Coast. Meander the Secret Coast Route; and revel in the magnificent beauty of All About Islands. Explore Te Hiku o te Ika-a-Māui, uncover Headlands and Hidden Harbours, and wander through The Welcoming Coast. Plan your route around Northland by downloading free Journey maps before you arrive.
Whether you live in Northland, have visited before or never been – ‘haere mai’, welcome. We know you find something special in the people, manaakitanga (hospitality), places and stories that live within the Northland Journeys.