New Zealand's Northland region of the North Island begs to be explored on your trip to the Aotearoa (Land of the Long White Cloud). A combination of breath-taking seascapes, golden beaches, secluded coves, ancient forests and oodles of activities to cater to all budgets, makes Northland one of New Zealand's most tourist friendly spots.
The Northland region extends north to the tip of the Northland Peninsula, covering an area of 13,940 km2, a little over five per cent of the country's total area. It is bound to the west by the Tasman Sea, and to the east by the Pacific Ocean. The land is predominantly rolling hill country. Farming and forestry occupy over half of the land, and are two of the region's main industries. more
Although many of the region's kauri forests were felled during the 19th century, some areas still exist where this rare giant grows tall. New Zealand's largest tree, Tane Mahuta, stands in the Waipoua Forest south of the Hokianga Harbour.
The western coast is dominated by several long straight beaches, the most famous of which is the inaccurately named 88 kilometre-long stretch of Ninety Mile Beach in the region's far north. The slightly longer Ripiro Beach lies further south. Two large inlets are also located on this coast, the massive Kaipara Harbour in the south, which Northland shares with the Auckland Region, and the convoluted inlets of the Hokianga Harbour.
The east coast is more rugged, and is dotted with bays and peninsulas. Several large natural harbours are found on this coast, from Parengarenga close to the region's northern tip, past the famous Bay of Islands down to Whangarei Harbour, on the shores of which is situated the largest population centre. Numerous islands dot this coast, notably the Cavalli Islands, the Hen and Chickens Islands, Aorangaia Island and the Poor Knights Islands.
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Mobile-friendly - Unique Bed and Breakfast experience. All suites and rooms are en-suite to your own private bathroom facilities, king sized beds, breakfasts tailored to your preferences, 2 acres of park-like sub-tropical gardens, solar-heated swimming pool. Just 5 minutes to Kerikeri. Ideal location to explore Bay of Islands and Northland in this beautiful part of New Zealand. See our special packages page.
Mobile-friendly - We offer 3 uniquely different types of accommodation, within 5 minutes of 90 Mile Beach. Choose either Lake Ngatu Lodge BnB and gardens; 90 Mile Beach Hideway, a bach at the beach, or the 'Country Cottage', old renovated farm house in private rural setting. Ideal for families or base for fishermen as handy to both coasts, pets welcome.
Whangarei motel offering 12 well appointed, spacious, comfortable units, studios, one-bedroom units, two and three-bedroom units. Kitchen facilities, en suites, non smoking, swimming pool, conference room and now wireless Internet available in units! Central location, close to shops, restaurants, takeaways and supermarket. Situated in quiet location. We also have a swimming pool, private garden, small conference room and off-street parking.
Mobile-friendly - Abri Apartments are nestled in sub-tropical gardens with beautiful views of the Bay; modern, spacious and individually styled using tasteful furnishings. Free WiFi. BBQ. Two individual Chalets feature rich native timbers, double spa bath and full cooking facilities. Plus a one bedroom Suite with Super King or Twin Bed, kitchenette and shower facilities.
Mobile-friendly - Aptly named by the original guests! Located in a lovely bush-backdrop with native-birds, and overlooking the water to Russell, a few-minutes walk downtown including the wharf/restaurants. Perfect for a Romantic retreat for couples or two couples travelling together. Quiet, sunny and central, this is a perfect retreat to relax or a base from which to explore our Bay of Islands.
Proudly owned and operated by New Zealanders, Absolute New Zealand is an award winning, fully licensed travel agency specialising in luxury travel. Over the past decade we've refined our range of exclusive privately escorted, self-guided, and small group tours. Work with one of our friendly travel designers - there to assist from planning right through to while you are travelling.
Mobile-friendly - Five stylish, family-run eco cottages nestled amongst subtropical gardens. Quiet location with lots of things to do. Onsite "Northland Cafe of the Year" Thai Fusion restaurant, Sculpture Park and Art Gallery exhibiting professional artists from around the world. 1km from Kerikeri town, easy stroll to historic Stone Store Reserve. Great reviews! Your enjoyment of our oasis is important to us.
Mobile-friendly - Offering four-star accommodation at a reasonable price, these sunny, fully self-contained and serviced suites and studios are the perfect base for enjoying the world famous attractions of beautiful Bay of Islands. Most units offer beautiful sea views from the terrace. Relax at the beach, take a coach trip, do a boat cruise, or walk to the waterfront restaurants and cafes.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Ahipara Holiday Park, situated in picturesque Ahipara, Northland. With a range of accommodation options available including tent/power sites, cabins and a self-contained lodge, we have something for everyone. The perfect pick up point for Cape Reinga tours and only five minutes walk to 90 Mile Beach, famous surf breaks, great fishing spots, with quad bike tours close by.
Mobile-friendly - Ahipara Tides features a high quality coastal paradise setting where the sun shines all day. Our self-contained accommodation, designed with pure comfort in mind, features wireless broadband, spa pool and a private BBQ on the deck. We are located right on the beachfront with private off street parking. Ahipara is central to all activities, locally and Northland wide.
Mobile-friendly - Proud, old-fashioned hospitality, charmingly green, clean and bright. The motel is a place where you can slow down and relax. Family-operated since 1990, Peter and Wendy Sharland invite you to share their unique, affordable accommodation apartments. Located on Seaview Road, the motel is the ideal base for shopping, the beach, and numerous attractions in the Bay of Islands area.
New Zealand based consultancy creating innovative and imaginative self-drive or chauffeur-driven itineraries tailored to your own requirements, whether it be an occasional game of golf or an itinerary with a game of golf every day. We can offer you great diversity to take you off the beaten track and away from the mass tourism to experience the REAL New Zealand.
Mobile-friendly - Ideally located on the central waterfront of Paihia, in the subtropical Bay of Islands, the cultural hub and recreational mecca of historic Northland. Spacious luxury Paihia accommodation, designed for comfort and relaxation. Free WiFi. Air-conditioning heatpumps. Breathtaking sea views, with sandy beach opposite and next to native bush reserve. Five-minute stroll to Paihia Village with many popular cafes and restaurants.
Mobile-friendly - History, charm, good food, glorious views—Arcadia is a Russell landmark, a historic, turn of the century home-style accommodation overlooking Russell's best kept secret: tranquil Matauwhi Bay. Drink in the view while enjoying our generous, healthy, cafe-style breakfast then explore Russell's heritage village and the amazing bay beyond. Come refresh and recharge with us.
Mobile-friendly - Arrow Tours is run and operated by Roger, he is competent and passionate in providing clients guided and well planned cruise tours, cultural sightseeing, small group tours and more. As one of the leading cruise ship specialists in New Zealand, they specialize in arranging guided cruise ship tours and shore excursions to Tauranga, Rotorua, Hobbiton & more.
Situated in our landscaped gardens and around the stunning pool area, the six studio accommodation chalets and two one-bedroom accommodation chalets all offer full kitchen and bathroom facilities and are attractively furnished.
Mobile-friendly - Located in the centre of Kaitaia town. 25 spacious motel units available to suit individuals, couples or families. All rooms have cooking facilities and you can get restaurant meals delivered directly to your room. Swimming pool, spa pool and playground to keep you entertained. Booking and pickup service for day tours to the famous Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach.
Unique customised tours for any size group. Choose any combination of adventure. Our daily adventures operate on the West Coast of Auckland at Muriwai—a spectacular beach. Mountain bike, wilderness adventures as well as sightseeing, winery and orchard tours. Group adventures include: abseiling, camping, team building weekends and skiing packages.
Mobile-friendly - Located in Northland, Avenue Heights Motel is centrally located with a range of units modern in construction and architecture. Close to all amenities and ideally suited for corporates, couples and families. Modern conveniences including LCD TV's with Sky TV, recliner chairs, high speed broadband Internet, fax and photocopying services and a swimming pool.
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Mobile-friendly - Quality 1 & 2 b/rm self contained accommodation in a country setting surrounded by attractive gardens and farmland. Private 1 & 2 brm ground floor units with own bathroom, entrance & parking. Clean, quiet and comfortable offering free WiFi and Free Breakfast, compliments of your hosts. For RATES, MAP AND PHOTO'S see our web site.
Mobile-friendly - Located just 50 metres from the beach. Splash in the pool or spa/hot tub, relax on the sun deck or choose from one of the many adrenalin pumping activities this island has to offer. Our friendly staff will give you all the inside local tips on how to experience the best of the Northland region's amazing scenery, culture and history.
Mobile-friendly - Private self-contained Chalets offering affordable quality in central Paihia. This quiet eco-complex is landscaped with sea and garden views, only 300 metres flat walk to all amenities, land and water based activities. Each chalet has a kitchen, en suite, queen bed, single bedroom, FREE WiFi, TV-DVD-CD and spacious balcony. Experience environmentally friendly lodgings.
Mobile-friendly - Located in the New Zealand paradise that is the Bay of Islands, we offer luxury apartments and campervan facilities at reasonable prices. Set in two acres of a mature olive grove, we have 18 powered and 10 unpowered campervan sites, as well as five apartments, all within walking distance of the beach.
Mobile-friendly - Come to the beautiful Bay of Islands, one of New Zealand's most picturesque destinations. It attracts visitors from all over the world. We offer a full selection of accommodation styles that will suit most people and groups. We manage all aspects of your stay - a stress free experience for you.
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October Movie Night
With the kids movie done and dusted - we follow up with Avatar for all of you adults this month! Don't worry - we didn't forget about you! Avatar - an oldie but an awesome goodie!! Enjoy a movie with some alcohol, ...
Where: Alongside, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Address: 69 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 19th October 2017
To: 10:00pm on Thursday 19th October 2017
Te Reo Cafe
All welcome to come and kōrero Te Reo Māori for 2 hours in a friendly whanaungatanga environment, third Thursday of the month. (Also check out more Te Reo Rūmaki Wānanga at Northtec - Email ...
Where: The Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei
Address: 8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 20th July 2017
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 21st December 2017
Public Roller Skating
Come along every Thursday for family-friendly exercise! No matter what your age you can have fun. We have skates in all sizes to hire if you need them, and a friendly atmosphere, so don't be shy. Safety gear (pads and ...
Where: Portland Recreation Centre, Whangarei
Address: McGill Rd, Portland, Whangarei
From: 6:00pm on Friday 10th February 2017
To: 7:00pm on Thursday 30th November 2017
1st Kamo Girls' Brigade
Girls' Brigade meets during term time from 6pm. We provide fun activities for girls aged 5 to 18 years who want to get the most out of life. Our weekly programme encourages girls to develop a range of physical, ...
Where: Saint John's Golden Church Centre, Whangarei
Address: 149 Kamo Rd, Kensington, Whangarei
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 23rd February 2017
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 8th November 2018
Paihia Parasailing - Flying Kiwi
Celebrating our 20 years anniversary. NZ's Highest Parasailing- 1200ft. Family owned and operated since 1998. Perfect safety record. Single, Tandem and Triple flights available. Take off and landings from the back ...
Where: Paihia Wharf, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Address: 69 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands
From: 8:00am on Thursday 6th April 2017
To: 8:00pm on Sunday 31st December 2017
Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach
Join Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince, the No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, for an introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Drawing on their own research and over two years of ...
Where: Waimamaku Hall, Hokianga, Mid North
Address: 7232 SH 12, Waimamaku, Hokianga, Mid North
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 19th October 2017
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 19th October 2017
Kerikeri Quilters' Exhibition
Exhibition of the Kerikeri Quilters' Club. Entry Charge: $2 per person (children free if accompanied by an adult). Raffles, merchants, quilts and crafts for sale. Quilt display upstairs at the Turner Centre; ...
Where: Turner Centre, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Address: 43 Cobham Rd, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
From: 10:00am on Thursday 19th October 2017
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 21st October 2017
Works On Paper
A curated collection of Watercolour, Print and Drawing works by New Zealand artists: Elle Anderson, Jacqueline Aust, Angela Carter, Lisa Clunie, Huriana Collect, Kyla Cresswell, Mark Graver, Evan Heasman, Norah Johnson, ...
Where: Megan Dickinson Gallery, Whangarei
Address: 12 Rust Ave, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Friday 29th September 2017
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 21st October 2017
Habitat for Humanity The Power of Shelter Art Exhibition
No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent place to live. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build ...
Where: Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei
Address: Town Basin, Dent Street, Whangarei
From: 5:00pm on Monday 2nd October 2017
To: 4:00pm on Monday 30th October 2017
Hatha Yoga with Helen Kerrison
Authentic Yoga classes that nourish and rejuvenate mind, body, and breath. These classes are mixed level. - Build strength - Get more flexible - Improve posture - Develop breath awareness - Manage stress and ...
Where: Bahai Centre, Whangarei
Address: 82 Mill Rd, Whangarei
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 18th October 2017
To: 7:15pm on Friday 22nd December 2017