Northland is our home and especially dear to our hearts. With its subtropical climate Northland is famous for its beaches, the Bay of Islands and ancient forests like Waipoua Forest with giant Kauri trees like Tane Mahuta. But it’s a huge place, the drive from Auckland to Cape Reinga takes 7 hours for example, the coastline is incredibly long and there are many complex harbours and landscapes to explore, it’s the birthplace of Maori culture in New Zealand as well as of our modern nation, one of the historically most interesting places in the country with plenty of old charms.
Cape Reinga is the remote and exciting northern tip of New Zealand, the area around the Aupouri Peninsula deserves its own page in ths blog. The Far North comprises the coast from beautiful Doubtless Bay to Whangaroa Bay in the east and the relaxed Hokianga Harbour on the West Coast. Most famous of course is the Bay of Islands with places like Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri. The Kauri Coast is the West Coast, from the Kaipara Harbour and Dargaville all the way to the giant Kauri trees of Waipoua Forest. The Whangarei section includes lots of gorgeous east coast destinations like the Tutukaka Coast, the Whangarei Heads and Bream Bay.