Getting around the Twin Coast Discovery Highway

At just 3 hours from Australia's east coast, you can arrive in Auckland, jump in a car and discover Northland. Read our practical travel advice before you depart for your North Island holiday.

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North Island offers many adventures...

Discover one of the four touring routes below and discover a huge range of experiences, from swimming with dolphins to hiking an active volcano.

Northland & Bay of Islands
Cape Reinga Lighthouse, Northland & Bay of Islands

Northland & Bay of Islands

NORTHLAND Endless ocean, timeless beauty and rich history.

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  • Stand where Māori spirits meet two ocean
  • Visit the birthplace of the nation
  • See ancient forest & amazing wildlife

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