Northland and the Bay of Islands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Northland and the Bay of Islands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Bay of Islands Farmers' Market

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If you're in Kerikeri on a Sunday, head to the market to sample just about everything the region has to offer, from music to fresh produce,...

Christ Church

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One of the donors to the construction of New Zealand's oldest church was Charles Darwin, who at that time in 1835 was making his way...

Claphams Clocks—The National Clock Museum

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About every conceivable method of telling time is represented here. The quirky collection of more than 1,500 clocks includes primitive...


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Sixty-four kilometers (40 mi) south of the Waipoua Forest along the Kaihu River, you'll come to Dargaville, once a thriving river port...


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The night tours to see Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere are led by local Māori guides, experienced bushmen who enrich your experience...

Goat Island

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Take a trip to the Goat Island or Te Hawere-a-Maki marine reserve where fishing is prohibited and marine life has returned in abundance.

Historic Kerikeri Basin

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Most of the interest in Kerikeri lies just northeast of the modern town on the Kerikeri Inlet where you'll see the Stone Store, the country...

Historical Reyburn House

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This is the oldest kauri villa in Whangarei. It is home to the Northland Society of Arts plus hosts exhibitions from New Zealand artists.

Kerikeri Mission Station

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The station, which includes the 1821 Mission House and the Stone Store, provides a fascinating and rare look at pre-treaty New Zealand.

Kiwi North

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Minutes out of town, this 61-acre park is home to a nocturnal kiwi house, several Heritage buildings, and the Whangarei Museum. The museum...