One of our favourite parts of New Zealand and often overlooked as people head south from Auckland. Much of Northland's extensive coastline remains unspoilt - an aquatic playground for adventure activities and escapist relaxation. Whangarei and Opua are havens for international and local yachts; Tutukaka and Russell are game fishing hot spots; the beaches of Doubtless Bay are endlessly beautiful.
Throughout the region you’ll also enjoy the shopping, dining and entertainment possibilities that stem from the distinctive local culture, which embraces art, creativity, organic farming and alternative thinking.
Northland’s history is rich and interesting. It is believed that the first Polynesian voyagers arrived in Northland during the 11th century. Today Waitangi is the seat of Maori culture, which is very much alive in this region (32 percent of the population are Maori). European settlement began in the 1840s, further enriching the region’s colourful past.
This is a beautiful region and please don't miss it.
Accommodation from prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing a room for 3 nights and do not include transfers.
A terrific side trip that complements some of our other longer tours. This is an area not to be missed and our tour includes all sorts of goodies.
tour only price from£489
Stay in the very best accommodation in luxury boutique B&Bs, touring the gorgeous Bay Of Islands area. This is the perfect compliment to one of our longer driving holidays or a great bolt on to one of our escorted tours.
tour only price from£815
A great way to see this stunning region of the North Island, staying in some great accommodation but with the added benefit of a small group of newly found friends!
tour only price from£835
A popular hotel and used by us for our small group tours. A good hotel with bundles to do all around it. A very good location.
3 nights from£99
The Blue Pacific Apartments are fabulous located, in the most stunning of areas in the Bay of Islands. There are great beaches, swimming, chilling out and activities galore. What a pity they so far from home - we would sell this place as 10 day holiday!
3 nights from£179
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in Bay of Islands & Northland
"A real gem of an area, absolutely, completely not to be missed. I love it."