Historic Waitangi

Discover Historic Bay of Islands and Northland

New Zealand is still a very new country, especially when you consider many of us have ancestral roots in Britain, Ireland, and Europe that are steeped in history. Northland holds the lion's share of New Zealand's history where Europeans first began setti ...

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The New Zealand Tourism Boom

The tourism industry in New Zealand is booming with the export of services reaching new record highs. According to data published by Statistics New Zealand total tourism spend in 2018 amounted to $39.6 billion or some 10.2% of GDP. Cruise Ship activity c ...

Cycle Trail

Twin Coast Cycle Trail

The Twin Coast Cycle Trail is the Far North's most recent tourist attraction. It runs for 87 kms from Opua in the Bay of Islands to Horeke in the Hokianga Harbour. The trail is "one way" and can be ridden in either direction.  It is divided into 4 s ...

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A Chocolate Lovers Tour of Northland

We’ve found another great reason to visit Northland and its nothing to do with sunny days, beautiful beaches, exquisite wine, excellent golf or amazing scenery. Nope. We are in fact referring to chocolate. If you are serious about your chocolate then i ...

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Northland Winter Getaways

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’s no wonder Northland is known as the ‘winterless North’, and though there are a lot of outd ...

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What’s Happening In The Far North This Autumn

So often when people choose a quieter way of life, be it moving into retirement or moving to a rural town, they worry that their new change of pace won’t be exciting enough. However, more times than not they find new friends and experiences and are left w ...

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Best Autumn Road Trips In The Far North For Over 50s

Travelling in your 50s has a lot of advantages over other times of your life. The wisdom of age, a bit more cash in your pocket, still able to take on lots of adrenaline activities and you’ve probably learned a thing or two about what a decent bottle of w ...

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What Northland is Today

Northland is buzzing. With its strong visitor economy, local businesses are centred around the natural beauty of Northland’s water, climate and cultural assets. Northland business, tourism, productivity, living standards and employment have all grown o ...

Bay of Islands Adventures

Bay of Islands Cruises & Land Tours

Surrounded by hundreds of islands and white sand beaches it is hardly surprising the Bay of Islands has fantastic tours centred around these clear waters. You will find yourself in it, above and looking down on it, or floating on the top of it. The bes ...