Far North Scenic Highlights
Far North is a stunning holiday destination located in the North Island of New Zealand. Far North is brimming with islands, coastal escapes, stunning forestry and wonders of nature everywhere.
Far North Scenic Highlights Overview
Sandwiched between the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the Far North is known for its idyllic coastal landscapes. You'll also find ancient rainforests, waterfalls and fascinating historic architecture.
Far North attractions include the town of Kaitaia and the stunning 90 Mile Beach. The area is blest with a sub tropical climate and more than it's share of beautiful harbours and beaches that offer stunning locations for activities, and tourism attractions.
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the world class Carrington International Golf Course.
Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach
Venture as far north as you can go in the Far North.
Cape Reinga is the northernmost point of New Zealand. Walk up to the lighthouse and take in expansive panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea as they merge. From this unique vantage point you can also sight the famous pohutukawa tree where, it is said, Maori spirits depart on their journey to their final resting place.
A trip to the Cape would not be complete without making the journey up or back along spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, regarded by many to be one of the best surfcasting beaches in the world.
If you take a coach tour you will enter or exit the beach at Te Paki Stream, where many visitors stop to sand-surf the giant sand dunes that signal access to the beach. You might be lucky enough to sight some of the many wild horses that live in the area. You should also try to see the Aupouri Forest and feel the delicious silicone sands of Rarawa Beach between your toes.
Far North Accommodation
Far North is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of accommodation options:
- Far North Motels
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- Far North Bed and Breakfasts
- Far North Campsites and Holiday Parks
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Far North Region Information
Key information and facts about the Far North region.
Major activities and attractions in the Far North region.