By Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands
Golden beaches, secluded coves, tranquil harbours, warm waters, dramatic coastlines and spectacular forest, Northland is also rich in a unique history.
If you want to discover the coves and beaches of the Bay of Islands, Paihia is the perfect place to start. Cruises of all types leave from the wharf daily.
In Kerikeri you can dip into New Zealand history, browse art galleries and enjoy fresh local produce. This town is full of character, charm and flavour.
In one day at Waitangi, you'll learn a huge amount about Maori culture and the early history of New Zealand.
Historic buildings and a seaside setting full of cafes, restaurants and art galleries gives Russell a truly romantic quality.
Kawakawa is world famous for the Hundertwasser toilets, designed especially by the town's famous Austrian resident, Freidensreich Hundertwasser.
Matauri Bay is a picturesque beach settlement north of the Bay of Islands. It's popular with surfers, divers and golfers alike.
The town of Kaikohe is a small town with rich Maori & European heritage. If you have time to spare, investigate local history at the pioneer village.
On the main highway between Kaitaia and Whangarei, Okaihau is a friendly country town with a classic Northland pub and an interesting fire service museum.