Kaitaia is a town in the Far North District of New Zealand, at the base of the Aupouri Peninsula, about 160 km northwest of Whangarei. It is the last major settlement on State Highway 1.
The name Kaitaia means ample food, kai being the Māori word for food.
A busy farming town, it also supports vineyards, and fruit growing - especially avocados. Like most rural towns Kaitaia has its very own annual Agricultural & Pastoral Show, well over a hundred years old and one of the oldest in New Zealand. more
Its Maori and European history is long and rich - with a strong Dalmatian community harking back to the days of the gum digging boom. The surrounding areas are home to many skilled craftspeople working in wood, pottery, paint, glass, ceramics, flax, bone, and greenstone.
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Mobile-friendly - Located in the centre of Kaitaia town in Northland. 25 spacious motel accommodation units to suit individuals, couples or families. All rooms have cooking facilities and you can get restaurant meals delivered 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.
Mobile-friendly - Barrier Air focus is on safety, outstanding customer service and reliability. We operate scheduled passenger and freight services from our two Auckland bases (Auckland International Airport and North Shore Aerodrome) to Great Barrier Island. Barrier Air is the only airline offering scheduled flight services between Auckland and Kaitaia. Barrier Air also offers competitive charter services throughout New Zealand.
Mobile-friendly - Affordable, comfortable tourist and family friendly accommodation in central Kaitaia. 16 spacious ground-floor units, some with tea/coffee facilities, fridges, ensuite and Freeview TV. Hidden away, our own special cultural centre "Te Ohonga - The Awakening", our gathering place. Kaitaia famous around the world for the trip up 90 Mile Beach to play on the sand dunes at Te Paki.
Affordable, safe and fun evening nature walks where you will encounter all the wonders of NZ's native bush in our 44-acre privately owned sub-tropical forest. Experience: Glow Worms, Bush Weta, Native Crayfish (Koura), Native Bird Life and our own resident North Island Brown Kiwi birds. Farm animals also!
Mobile-friendly - Choose from hundreds of tracks and trails across New Zealand to walk, cycle, horse ride or more! Maps, photos, descriptions and all the information you need to find your next adventure, wherever you are. The NZ Walking Access Commission is the government’s expert agency on public access to the outdoors.
Mobile-friendly - The Ultimate 4 X 4 purpose built Truck/Bus experience. Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach—fun-filled full-day tour departing Kaitaia 9:00 am daily. The tour includes places like the Ancient Kauri Kingdom, Wagener Park, Rarawa beach, Cape Reinga, Tapotupotu Bay, Te Paki Sand Dunes (toboggans on bus), Aupouri forest and much more - Adults $50, Children $25. Complimentary lunch included.
Experience NZ harbour-side family and pet friendly camping at Houhora Heads Holiday Park. This camp offers cabins and campsites (both power and non-powered) with spectacular views up the Houhora Harbour, or campsites in secluded spots beneath mature trees. Our guests love to relax in the pool or bbq area. A fishing mecca and Cape Reinga tour pick up spot.
Mobile-friendly - This motel is situated within a quiet, park like setting in Kaitaia. Offering 12 units with all but one on the ground floor. Serviced daily. Cooked and continental breakfast, dial-a-meal service to units, swimming pool, outdoor spa pool, children's play area, barbecue and more. Cape Reinga and Ninety-Mile Beach tours arranged.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the best of the Far North on this day trip with Sand Safaris. Highlights of the tour include Cape Reinga, sand boarding at Te Paki sand dunes, Tapotupotu Bay, a drive on 90 Mile Beach and more. Tour provides frequent stops, driver commentary, and lunch. Sand boards are provided. Departs once daily from Ahipara, Kaitaia or Awanui.
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