Northland New Zealand
Northland, the northernmost New Zealand region is also known as ‘the winterless north’ due to it’s subtropical climate. Located north of Auckland City this region stretches to the top of New Zealand where you can see two oceans collide at the Cape Reinga Lighthouse. While the Bay of Islands is a major draw card to the region, there is plenty more to discover. Luxury lodges, contrasting coastlines and authentic Maori culture all combine to make this the perfect getaway.
Luxury Northland Accommodation
Luxury accommodation can be found throughout Northland including the The Landing Residences, Kauri Cliffs, Helena Bay Lodge and Eagles Nest Lodge all providing a world class experience. These lodges attract prominent people because of their exclusive locations, wineries, golf courses and private beaches.
Travel Diverse Coastlines
Travel coast to coast to see the diverse coastlines. Discover ancient kauri forests, rugged wild beaches, giant sand dunes and over 150 shipwreck sites on the west coast. Tane Mahuta, the world’s largest kauri tree , estimated to be over 2000 years old is found on this coastline. Then travel to the east coast to enjoy white sandy beaches, swimming with dolphins, fishing and boat cruises.
Rich Cultural History
Both coastlines are rich in culture and history- from the east coast where New Zealand’s first Maori explorer Kupe landed on the sand dunes in Opononi to the west coast where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds to see an authentic Maori cultural performance and take a guided tour to learn more about the peace settlement between Maori and the European settlers. on the east coast is also the country’s first capital, Russell, a quaint village with the oldest pub in New Zealand.
Whangarei City located in Northland is also a significant area with numerous hikes, native wildlife and stunning beaches. Just a 30 minute drive from the city centre is the tutukaka coast popular for it’s boat tour to the Poor Knights Island which was named one of the best dive spots in the world.