BAY OF ISLANDS
The natural beauty of the Bay of Islands has to be seen to be believed. It's an aquatic playground lavishly furnished with 144 islands and a myriad of secluded beaches.
From Paihia, the jewel in the Bay of Islands, to Romantic Russell, to Waitangi, one of New Zealand's most historic sites, being the place where both Maori and European joined in signing the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.
There are almost endless opportunities for immersing yourself in the blue-green world of island and beach...
- Charter a yacht or launch
- Dive or snorkel
- Paddle a sea kayak in and out of the islands' nooks and crannies
- Swim with dolphins
TANE MAHUTA - WAIPOUA FOREST
The 1400 year old Tane Mahuta.
Also known as Te Kohanga o Te Tai Tokerau - the nest of the northern tribes.
Hokianga has a wide range of accommodation available including:
- Bed and breakfasts
- Farm stays
- Camping grounds; and
- Hotels and motels.
The Tane Mahuta is an astonishing 1400 years old. The giant kauri is the central point which most Northland Maori trace their ancestry.
Kawiti Glow-worm CavesThis is the only cave with a history that dates back twelve generations, approximately 300 years accommodating beautiful massive pillars of pure white stalactites and stalagmites galore.
- See the GALAXY OF THE UNDERWORLD
- See the WORLD FAMOUS MILKY WAY
- See the JEWEL CHAMBER AND THE JEWELS
- See the WAITOMO NIGHT SKY
- See the CELESTIAL CITY
- See the ROCK ANIMALS
- See the ROCK REPTILES
- See the ROCK BIRDS
HOKIANGA - Hokianga-Nui-A-Kupe: The Place of Kupe's great return
Hokianga has a wide range of accommodation available from bed and breakfasts, farm stays, backpackers, camping grounds and hotels and motels.
There is plenty to see, do and explore. Pony trekking, craft trail, carving, bush walks, sand dunes, fishing, boating, swimming and golf. Plus there is a museum and great food at many cafes and eating establishments.