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Far North | Regional Information | Activity Highlights | Scenic Highlights | History

Far North activities include diving, fishing, hiking, swimming, surfing, scenic cruises, mountain biking, sightseeing and so much more! You will find everything to do in Far North.

Far North Activity Highlights Overview

The Far North enjoys a unique mix of historical and natural pleasures, each promising a different experience each day. Discover heritage buildings and museums, relax on boats and beaches, enjoy a game of golf or catch a fish, hike the forest or follow an art trail—the choice is yours.

The top of New Zealand

Drive up Ninety Mile Beach on your way to the northernmost point of New Zealand and watch the Tasman Sea collide with the Pacific Ocean.

  • Walk up to Cape Reinga Lighthouse
  • Take a coach tour along the sand of Ninety Mile Beach

» Far North Travel Directory

Beach Perfection in Doubtless Bay

Considered by many to be the ultimate Northland destination, the Doubtless Bay area has beaches of every description.

  • Explore the quaint fishing village of Mangonui
  • Discover Coopers Beach, Cable Bay, Taipa, Tokerau Beach, Whatuwhiwhi and many more. Enjoy excellent fishing and swimming.

» Information about Doubtless Bay

» Doubtless Bay Travel Directory

Marine Recreation in Whangaroa Harbour

Another treasure trove of beautiful and secluded beaches. Matauri Bay is the final resting place of the Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior.

  • Organise marlin fishing from Whangaroa township
  • Find out about horse trails, heritage trails, jet ski hire, tours to the Cavalli Islands and golf at Kauri Cliffs
  • Dive trips to the Rainbow Warrior operate out of Matauri Bay and Paihia

» Whangaroa Harbour Travel Directory

Adventure on the Kauri Coast

The Kauri Coast is an outdoor playground with a fascinating history.

  • Discover the sand lakes at Kai Iwi - safe swimming, boating and a spot of fishing
  • From the main centre of Dargaville you can take a tour along Ripiro Beach (New Zealand's beach) or visit the Shipwreck Museum
  • Call into Matakohe Museum, for an understanding of the Kauri logging and gum digging heritage of the area
  • Book for 'Kauri Country' - a unique eco-adventure that brings to life the early history of the area

Tutukaka for Surf, Diving and Big Game Fishing

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. Diving Tutukaka wreck, Northland, New Zealand
Diving Tutukaka Wreck
Northland
Photographer: Dive Tutukaka
(www.diving.co.nz)

Take the road from Whangarei to the riverside village of Ngunguru, the sheltered natural harbour of Tutukaka and the beautiful beaches beyond.

  • Tutukaka is the gateway to great diving at the famous Poor Knights Islands—a wildlife marine reserve above the water and a marine reserve below
  • Big game and line fishing trips depart from Tutukaka wharf
  • Or sea kayaking and snorkeling around the marine reserve

» Information about Poor Knights Islands

» Tutukaka Travel Directory

Far North Accommodation

Far North is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of accommodation options:

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