Cruise both coasts of New Zealand’s warmest region, play on beaches, go sand-boarding, swim with dolphins and discover a rich culture in the north.
An urban paradise with buzzing nightlife & idyllic islands.
Enjoy a sunny seaside flavour in NZ’s northernmost region.
Bay of Islands’ 144 islands boast many aquatic activities.
The birthplace of New Zealand, Northland is rich in history.
At the very top of NZ, Cape Reinga is spiritual & beautiful.
See the world’s largest kauri tree in Hokianga!
Enjoy the buzz of a big city in Auckland, featuring funky bars and eateries to suit everyone’s tastes. When you want to get away from the crowds, just hop on a ferry from downtown and head to one of the many idyllic islands that dot Auckland’s stunning harbour. Waiheke – the island of wine – is a favourite.
Heading north from Auckland, you’ll get a taste of New Zealand’s relaxed beach culture. There are plenty of opportunities to take a detour from the main highway and kick back at one of the many spectacular beaches that dot this region. Visit the Whangarei Falls before you arrive at the beachside settlement of Paihia – your base to explore the maritime wonders of the Bay of Islands. Swim with dolphins, take a ferry to the historic township of Russell, visit the Treaty House at Waitangi for history and culture … you’ll never be short of things to do in this region.
Follow the west coast back to Auckland, taking time to discover giant kauri forests in Waipoua Forest and coastal lakes enroute.