Northland and the Bay of Islands Travel Guide
Plan Your Northland and the Bay of Islands Vacation
You'll be best served on a trip to Northland by taking in inspiring views from winding coastal roads or reading on a quiet beach with some fruit from owner-operated shops. This isn't the place for good coffee or fancy food—those desires are best left for the cities—but you can relax at a luxury lodge or comfortable motel.
Northland accommodations vary from basic motels to luxury lodges. Your hosts, particularly in the bed-and-breakfasts, share... read more
Seafood abounds in the north with scallops and oysters farmed throughout the region, though occasional sewerage scares and... read more
Things To Do in Northland and the Bay of Islands
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Boating and Fishing: Take a cruise to an island, whale-watch, swim with dolphins, or fish with the Bay of Islands as the hub.... Read more
The remnant of the once-giant Kauri Forest that covered much of Northland includes New Zealand's biggest kauri, called Tane Mahuta. Get... Read more
The controversial cornerstone of New Zealand's Māori and Pākehā relations is the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, the first formal document... Read more
Jacques Cousteau once placed the Poor Knights Islands among the world's top 10 dive locations. Underwater archways, tunnels, caves, and... Read more
Above the Bay of Islands Northland are many small communities. For many the big attraction is 90 Mile Beach, a 100-km (60-mile)... Read more
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