Venture outside New Zealand’s popular cities like Auckland and Wellington and head to Northland for a holiday that offers a variety of unique hidden gems. From ancient islands to golden beaches, lush forests to seaside vineyards, there truly is a new experience around every corner waiting to be discovered.
Northland is a subtropical region of New Zealand that stretches upwards from Auckland (just 2.5 drive hours away) to the very top of New Zealand. Northland is a story of two coastlines – the west coast is rugged and soulful while the east coast is relatively more sophisticated and urbane.
Northland is easy to get to, with multiple daily flights and seamless international connections via Auckland. Or if you’re on a road trip, the drive is spectacular for those that love beaches and rugged coastlines – it’s paradise.
In the beautiful Bay of Islands you can take a boat cruise, swim with dolphins, dive, fish or just relax in the sun. Be sure to visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds, one of New Zealand’s most significant historic sites.
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To help start planning your Northland holiday, we have compiled some of our favourite experiences for you.
Northland’s Top 5 Must-Do’s
1. Cape Reinga
Cape Reinga is the end of the road heading north in New Zealand. The lighthouse on the cape is a great spot for a photo and the perfect vantage point to see two oceans collide. The swirling waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea.
2. Dive! Tutukaka
Scuba diving with Dive! Tutukaka at the Poor Knights Islands is an experience that is not to be missed. New Zealand’s second marine reserve encompasses a rugged group of drowned volcanic lava domes with a remarkably varied ecosystem. Diving pioneer Jacques Cousteau once…