Northland – Bay of Islands

In Northland (Te Tai Tokerau) you’ll gain an insight into the coming together of two peoples, Māori and Pakeha. Northland is renowned for its spectacular coastlines, marine reserves and kauri forests. The natural landscape is a specialty, full of amazing opportunities to connect with the land, sea and forest. Northland attracts visitors for its pristine white sandy beaches, maritime sports and a relaxed pace, authentic Māori culture, natural wonders, and stories about the heritage and people. Find out more at northlandnz.com

Major Centres: 

Whangarei
Kerikeri
Paihia
Dargaville
Kaitaia

Airports: 

Whangarei Domestic Airport Kerikeri Domestic Airport

The spiritual environment of the Waipoua forest provides a natural stage for unforgettable day and night guided walks with local Māori guides and the largest and oldest kauri trees in the world. Our signature fou hour Twilight Encounter night walk is one of two New Zealand and 82 Global encounters that feature in the Lonely Planet publication Code Green: Experiences of a Lifetime. Step into our world and embark on a memorable journey of storytelling, Māori song and interactive interpretation.

Moon Gate Villa's timeless and elegant design offers unique accommodation surrounded by 1.5 acres of gardens, waterfalls and reflective pools. A hidden treasure 2 minutes from Kerikeri village. Nearby is the Kerikeri basin, cradle of modern New Zealand and steeped in Māori and European history. Lionel, your host is native Māori, and would be delighted in assisting you to discover our local Māori culture.

NZ Surf and Kite

+64 21 024 17794

108 Takahe Street, Ahipara,
Northland 0481

We teach our surf students about surfing life in New Zealand. We offer a full week of surf lessons, surf cinema, meteorology talks from our local radio weather man, a cultural exchange at local marae that includes a powhiri and karakia to keep our students safe in the water. We conduct beach clean ups and donate our time to give back to the local community - oh and we cook! As a chef with 30 years experience who loves to teach our international students about the local kaimoana (seafood) delicacies like the tuatua that lay right under our feet as we surf.

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Horse
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Waka
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