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North of Auckland, you will find the Northland area (between the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean). With its sub-tropical climate, this is a very pleasant place to be all year around - winter is very mild. Northland is famous for its beautiful long white beaches and native Kauri forests. Activities in the region include diving, hiking, golf, and a lot more. The region is also well known for its food and wine trails encompassing the country's northern most vineyards at Kaitaia. Other wineries offer coastal views and cafés which cleverly combine Mediterranean ambience with a distinctive New Zealand flavour.
Taiamai Tours offers a interactive, spiritually charged, cultural journey into early encounters between the Ngapuhi warrior tribe and the first European missionaries to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
The effects of this dramatic meeting of 2 cultures lay the foundations for the birth of the nation, New Zealand.
Today we! The Ngapuhi, are proud to share with you, our incredible culture.
Rick Taylor's woodturning studio featuring his exclusive kauri bowls, pots, platters & more created from ancient kauri wood recovered from local farmland. Touch, smell and experience the fiddleback, mottled & whitebait grained kauri. Woodturning tuition, tools etc also available. Open every day till dark on State Highway 12. Food & internet adjacent. Mail order posting service. Kauri wood sales.
Witness NZ's finest range of art, craft and
furniture made from a resource unique to NZ
- Ancient Kauri. Within this shop is a huge
50-tonne log which has an internal staircase
within it, leading you to a mezzanine floor
above. While you are here you can relax in
our lovely, licensed cafe. Open 7 days.
Entry free. 7 kms north of Kaitaia. Ph/Fax
Ahipara Adventure, 90Mile Beach, the Real
Far North, Action and Adventure for
everyone. Ahipara Adventure offers an
extensive range of fun hire equipment
suitable for all ages and levels of
adventurous spirit. Freedom Quad Bike Ride
or Guided tour. Blo-karts(micro landyachts)
sailed on the 90Mile Beach, Sand
Tobboggans, kayaks, surfboards,
longboards, Accommodation can be
Learn to surf, expert tuition small personalised groups all equipment provided, anything from 2 hrs - 5 days, the lodge accommodates 12 people for overnight packages. The Isobar Surf lodge is a relaxed, friendly environment. Each day you will have at least two surf sessions, which is about four hours in the water. Packages that provide all coaching & equipment, spacious accommodation & food
Adventure Puketi offer fully guided half day, full day and night forest walks. Experience the native flora and fauna of an ancient Kauri Forest, take a night walk and listen to the kiwi perhaps see one! Based in the Bay of Islands 30 mins from Paihia 15 mins from Kerikeri, pick ups available, campervan sites available and B & B option. Fly Fishing available on request. Off the beaten track.
Experience the Bay of Islands Maritime Park
on a 3 day / 2 night Sailing Expedition
aboard the 72ft SV Manawanui. This is a
down to earth coastal exploration with an
emphasis on the marine environment and
the outdoors. Sail, kayak, snorkel, walk and
fish -or just relax. Small groups: 12
passengers max. Departs Paihia Tuesdays
and Fridays. Tariff: Dorm: $595pp Double:
Situated at the stunning entrance to Whangarei Harbour, we offer two or three day packages of walking, accommodation, food, detailed track guides and maps, transfers where necessary. We have walks to suit all fitness levels. Our area is a stronghold for the North Island Brown Kiwi and the Bream Head Scenic Reserve is one of the finest examples of coastal rainforest in the North Island.
Here at The Papermill, we are training
intellectually challenged and disabled
persons in the art of papermaking and
manufacturing a wide range of paper
products including wedding invitations,
stationery sets and various pieces of art.
Our Papermakers also train visitors in the
art of papermaking. The Papermill is a
popular stop with tourists and locals alike.
Something for everyone – from the Cycle
Touring Company! Guided mountain biking
trips, bike rentals, trailer-bikes for children,
and self led cycle tours. Discover
magnificent kauri trees and waterfalls.
Swim at secluded beaches. Explore Maori
culture. Walk in ancient rain forests. Enjoy
100% Pure Northland - and keep fit! Best -
Learn to Surf with fully qualified surf coaches
at Sandy Bay on the beautiful Tutukaka
Coast. Small or large groups or individual
lessons for all ages and skill levels. The
Tutukaka Surf Beach Shop provides retail
therapy for coastal holidays from surf
boards and clothing to gifts, art and beach
Beachfront Accommodation. Fishings. And leaders in personalised 4wd tours up Ninety
Mile Beach to Cape Reinga. World renowned seafood based dinner service - Genuine
Chinese cuisine. All seafood harvested on Ninety Mile Beach by your hosts. Vegetables grown organically on the property. Accommodation can be self-contained or opened as home stay.
Ahipara - 15 kilometres west of Kaitaia. Upmarket Accommodation on the Waters Edge. Privacy with a picturesque view. Self contained with a Sky TV and video channel. Adjoining Double Bedrooms both with en suites BBQ - Out door furniture. Private track down to beach. Breakfast available every day. Dinners by arrangement. Bookings for all activities organised. Tariff NZ$90-150 per double.
Mangawhai lodge offers bed and breakfast
or self contained accommodation 80
minutes drive north of Auckland at the small
seaside resort of Mangawhai Heads. This
stylish lodge has 4 guest options, 2 classic
B&B rooms and 2 self contained apartments.
Most rooms open to panoramic sea views. A
championship golf course and a liscensed
cafe are adjacent and water access to the
Armillary Cottage is a delightful secluded period house with detached cottage for two - all accommodation with own en-suite. It is in easy walking distance of Mangonui waterfront with its many restaurants and shops and located on the Mangonui Heritage Trail. This is high quality accommodation with panoramic views of Old Oak Bay in Mangonui Harbour. Tastefully modernised and with luxurious bathroom Photo
Nestled amid native forest, birdlife & stunning waterfalls. Kiwi feed around the Lodge at night & glowworms sparkle in the adjacent stream. As the only guests, you will enjoy complete privacy & tranquility. The Lodge provides a serene base for exploring this captivating region.
The waterfront property provides the guest with a modern 2500 square foot home for their own private use. Stunning views from every room. A native forest to explore, and a small farm atmosphere. Executive style, self contained. All linen supplied. BBQ, Spa Pool, canoes, and a dinghy. In House catering optional.
Cedar Cottage is situated on the water’s
edge in a bay of its own. It is a short drive
from Tutukaka where deep sea fishing boats
and dive boats leave for the famous Poor
Knights Islands named by Jacques Cousteau
as one of the best 10 diving areas in the
world. Other activities include a golf course,
bowling greens, all weather tennis courts, all
within walking distance.