The Bay of Islands is a micro-region that includes the towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri..Russell Information
Accessible by road or a short ferry ride west from Paihia, the tranquil coastal town of Russell, or..Mangonui Information
Mangonui is the main centre of Doubtless bay and forms part of a string of small settlements. This..Matauri Bay Information
A short drive north of Kerikeri, Matauri Bay is one of the true coastal delights of the winterless..Omapere/Opononi Information
The settlements of Opononi and Omapere are situated on the southern shore, near the mouth of..Waitangi Treaty grounds Information
Situated in the stunning Bay of Islands, the Waitangi Treaty grounds is New Zealands pre eminent..Poor Knights Islands Information
The Poor Knights islands is a unique marine park situated 25km off the shore of the Tutukaka Coast...Hokianga Information
Hokianga-Nui-A-Kupe means 'the place of Kupe's great return'. Many iwi (Maori tribes) trace their..Doubtless Bay Information
In 1769 Captain James Cook looked in on this expanse of water and declared it was "doubtless a..Hokianga Harbour Information
The Hokianga is 85 kilometres northwest of Whangarei and 25 kilometres west of Kaikohe on the..Cape Reinga Information
Cape Reinga is situated at the far end of the north island, where the pacific ocean meets the..Cavalli Islands and Matauri Bay Info
The Cavalli Islands lie off the coast of Matauri Bay. The main island, Motukawanui, is a nature..Kauri Cliffs Information
Just a short distance from Matauri Bay, the upmarket Kauri Cliffs Lodge delivers panoramic views to..Kerikeri Information
Kerikeri is a bustling, rural township in the Bay of Islands. It was the site of one of the first..Whangarei Information
Whangarei is a subtropical city by the edge of a beautiful harbour. Mount Parahaki watches over the..See all locations in Northlands
Of all New Zealand’s kauri forests, none is more famous than Waipoua Forest on the west coast north of Dargaville. As the largest remaining tract of native forest in Northland, Waipoua is an ancient green world of huge trees and rare birds. The highway through the forest is memorable for the natural gateways created by huge kauri trees and the fringing of colourful ferns along the road's edge.
This forest is the home of Tane Mahuta, the country's largest kauri tree, which is approximately 1200 years old and still growing. Nearly 18 metres to the first branch and 4.4 metres in diameter, Tane Mahuta is rightly called 'The Lord of the Forest'. Another significant tree in Waipoua Forest is Te Matua Ngahere – 'Father of the Forest' – which is estimated to be 2000 years old.
Well-maintained short walking tracks provide easy access to the most spectacular attractions of Waipoua Forest, including Tane Mahuta, Te Matua Ngahere and the Yakas kauris. There are longer hiking tracks for those who want to venture deeper into the forest, especially into the high plateau and ranges.
Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking..Wellington Region Information
Explore the great outdoors, shop till you drop, sample the culinary delights, and wander..Rotorua Information
The Rotorua region was the birthplace of New Zealand tourism in the 1800s and it remains one of New..Wellington Information
Wellington’s many charms lie in part with it's close proximity to the natural attractions of the..Bay of Plenty Information
Gardens and art are the stars of spring in the Bay of Plenty. The mild climate makes it the perfect..See all locations in North Island