Northland – birthplace of the nation

capereingaBordered on the West by the Tasman Sea and on the East by the Pacific Ocean, Northland is unique in the New Zealand landscape.  Start at the top at Cape Reinga where you can view the splendour of two oceans colliding at Cape Reinga and the spiritual "place of the leaping" where spirits of the departed leap to the ancestral homeland of Hawaiki.  Then boogy board down the sand dunes on ninety-mile beach or ride them on a quad bike. 

Head down the West Coast for more adventure as you boogy board the Hokianga sand dunes, ride the surf, stand in awe before the majestic Kauri, Tane Mahuta (Lord of the forest), hike through Waipoua native forest & learn the shipwreck history of this rugged coastline.


rtuckerthompsonOr head down the East coast, gasping at every turn as the sparkling Bay of Islands is revealed in all its beauty.  Take a big game charter and catch your own fish, cruise beside dolphins, dive into the marine life around the sunken Rainbow Warrior or take in more history as you explore Russell, Paihia & the historic Waitangi treaty grounds.

Travel south and view the most photographed public toilets in the world, the famous Hundertwasser toilets at Kawakawa, then head for Whangarei where the wildlife zoo lets you get up close and personal to rare white lions and tigers.  Or take a diving cruise to the Poor Knights Islands for a huge variety of marine life.

tepakidunesThese adventures and much more await you in Northland. Want to learn more about the Northland region?  Visit





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