A subtropical wonderland of islands, marine life, kauri forests and Maori myths & legends, Northland is an incredible place to visit. Stroll the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, snorkel the Poor Knight’s Islands, admire dolphins in their natural habitat – the list of things to see and do here is endless.
Stroll through the lush Waipoua Forest to stand face to face with Tane Mahuta – the ‘Lord of the Forest’ and the world’s largest kauri tree. Embark on a tour with Footprints Waipoua and hear fascinating stories and chants handed down through generations.
Northland is home to a number of impressive coastal golf courses. There are many choices depending on skill level and budget. You can play a round at one of the world's top 50 golf courses (Kauri Cliffs) or play a round taking in breath-taking vistas at one of the many tier 2 and 3 courses Northland is home too.
The Bay of Islands is a haven for marine life. Home to 144 unique islands as well as dolphins, whales and an abundance of fish life. Take a Dolphin Cruise and swim with playful bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat.
Journey to Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of New Zealand where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Pacific Ocean. Here, according to Maori legend, the spirits of the deceased leap into the ocean to return to their ancestral homeland of Hawaiki.
Off the Tutukaka Coast, the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve is a paradise for divers, snorkelers and kayakers alike. Venture beneath the waves and discover underwater arches, tunnels and the largest sea cave in the world.