Experience Matariki in the birthplace of New Zealand, under stunning Northland skies. See the Matariki stars from the top of the North, follow Kupe’s footsteps on the wild west coast, and create a memorable winter escape for the family these school holidays. This winter school holidays visitors are invited to experience one of New Zealand’s cultural icons, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, free of charge for a limited time. Delve deeper into Northland’s rich culture and immerse yourself in Te Ao Māori under the Matariki skies, for a truly memorable experience, Northland Style. 

So, head off and take your time to explore the region, following the Twin Coast Discovery Highway and the 10 Northland Journeys to discover the hidden gems and local favourites. Enjoy the wide range of Matariki festivals and school holiday events, and make the most of the mild climate by exploring the great outdoors minus the crowds. Come on up! 

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