Considered by many to be the ultimate Northland destination, the Doubtless Bay area has beaches of every description.
Explore the quaint fishing village of Mangonui - famous for its fish and chips.
For excellent fishing, diving and swimming, discover Coopers Beach, Cable Bay, Taipa Tokerau Beach, Maitai Bay and many others.
Enjoy a round of golf and a winery visit at Karikari Peninsula.
The top of New Zealand
Take a tour up Ninety Mile Beach on your way to the northernmost point of New Zealand and watch the Tasman Sea collide with the Pacific Ocean.
Walk up to Cape Reinga Lighthouse, which sits on a steep headland 290 metres above the sea. The lighthouse marks the tumultuous meeting point of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
Cape Reinga is the 'place of leaping'. According to Maori legend, departing souls leap into the ocean from a gnarled pohutukawa tree and journey back to the ancestral land of Hawaiki.
Take a tour along the sand of NInety Mile Beach, a driveable beach that is actually only 60 miles long (96 kilometres).
Soul searching in Hokianga
The Hokianga Harbour is serenely beautiful, with a hint of magic about it. It's a place of historical importance, for both Maori and European.
Rawene is a charming historical township. Visit Clendon House for an insight into early colonial life.
The attractive beaches of Opononi and Omapere were made famous in the mid 1950s by the tame dolphin 'Opo', who used to swim with people.
There are huge white sand dunes to explore, across from the wharf at Opononi. You can surf down them on a body board.
Visit the unique rock formation at Wairere Boulders in Horeke and nearby, the Mangungu Mission House (1839) is where the largest group of signatories to the Treat of Waitangi gathered.
Well-maintained tracks in the Waipoua Forest allow you to visit giant kauri trees, including the largest kauri in the world - Tane Mahuta (God of the Forest), which is estimated to be 1400 years old. You might consider a guided night tour into the forest.
Adventure on the Kauri Coast
The Kauri Coast is an outdoor playground with a fascinating history.
Discover the sand lakes at Kai Iwi - safe swimming, boating and a spot of trout fishing.
From the main centre of Dargaville you can take a tour along Ripiro Beach (New Zealand's beach) or visit the Shipwreck Museum.
Call into the Kauri Museum at Matakohe and find out about kauri logging and gum digging.