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Northland Winter Getaways

Northland Winter Getaway

Always drawing a large crowd over the summer months, Northland is also a great destination for winter getaways.

As one of the warmest regions in the country it is no wonder Northland is known as the ‘winterless North’, and though there are a lot of outdoor activities to enjoy, you will have no problem finding many things to do, even if you do experience some rain.

Accommodation is in abundance as well – from Whangarei to Kaitaia and all those scenic spots in between. Best of all, visitors can save a lot as businesses offer reduced rates and have a greater chance of offering you a vacancy should you choose to head away at the last minute.

Many local and overseas travellers base themselves in the Bay of Islands for a few days and with good reason too. The Bay of Islands offers a very relaxed holiday lifestyle but still has all the everyday amenities close at hand. Surrounded by 144 islands which enjoy a balmy climate, this region has first class seafood, wines, fruit and vegetables making it a foodie’s paradise.

Cosy fires, hearty food, and beautiful rugged scenery are just some of the elements we all love about the winter months. Wrap up and want walk along a wild, empty Northland beach one afternoon is sure to blow those cobwebs out and build an appetite.

Northland is a good mixture of adventure and relaxation. Historic Russell is a romantic settlement town which is easily reached from Paihia via hourly people or car ferries. A walk along one of the beaches before dining at a waterfront restaurant, finishing off your day with a nightcap at the Duke of Marlborough.  Not too bad at all!

Bay of Islands Wine & Craft Beer Tours

Are you looking to sample the best wines and beers in the Bay of Islands, then why not take a tour with our sister company Mullarkey Tours. Let us do the driving while you enjoy yourself!

Golfer’s Delight

Northland’s mild climate is a huge bonus to avid golfers. Northland has around 24 golf courses from Whangaparaoa to Kaitaia in the Far North. If golf is a real passion of yours, see our golfing blog giving you a bigger picture of what to expect.

Cyclists Paradise

The Bay of Islands has a sub-tropical climate so you can cycle all year round. Our sister company Twin Coast Cycle Transport offer both Mountain & Ebikes along with transport services which will pick you up and drop you off at key locations along the trail. Their office in Opua Marina (at the start of the trail) offers secure, free parking. 

The Jazz and Blues Festival is on again this August (13-15 August) bringing thousands of people to the Bay of Islands for the weekend so be sure to book your accommodation and rental vehicle now to avoid disappointment. Our people movers and vans are a great way for groups looking to move between the seven music venues without the hassle of finding several carparks and trying to coordinate a place to meet-up. Air New Zealand offer great deals to visitors flying into Kerikeri Airport where we will have a vehicle ready and waiting for you. Less hassle, more fun.

Fishing charters, scenic cruises, and diving courses operate year-round, so if you want to venture out in these subtropical waters there is still lots of sea life and great visibility to be had.

So why not escape for an extended weekend? Join our mailing list and take advantage of our new winter rates.


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