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Northland New Zealand


Northland New Zealand
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.
Travel guides for Northland: Viator.com, northlandnz.com
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Northland Climate and Weather


What to do in Northland

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The Woodturners Kauri Gallery & Working Studio    1.3 KM Dargaville
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.
South Kaipara Horse Treks & Riding Holidays    17.2 KM Helensville
Wonderful treks for experienced riders over farmland, through forest, sand dunes and 30 miles of beach. Specialising in 4 - 5 day treks with comfortable farmhouse accommodation and amazing food. Only one hour from Auckland in a unique part of NZ that tourists never get to! Great opportunities for fast canters along uninhabited beach and slow walks through forest and farmland. Bre
Coast to Coast Tours Eco-tour West Auckland    14.8 KM Helensville
Eco-themed Qualmark endorsed day tour of West Auckland where our family has lived since 1922. Small personal groups hosted by NZ-born operators. Includes lunch, Waitakere rainforest, craft-shopping, BeesOnline honey centre, wine-tasting, Muriwai beach and gannet colony. Visit our sheep farm and Homestead for afternoon tea. Unique Native tree planting for carbon offset. Exclusive tours available.
Ancient Kauri Kingdom    8.9 KM Kaitaia
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 09-4067172
Ahiprara Adventure 90 Mile Beach    12 KM Kaitaia
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 arr
Rainbow Warrior Dive Trip - a Top 10 Dive Site!    12.4 KM Ohaeawai
A trip to NZ wouldn't be complete without diving the famous Rainbow Warrior - our most popular dive trip! Dive North is NZ's award winning dive operator - 2 yrs running offering great service and even better dive trips! Book now ready for your trip to NZ. Contact Sue or Dave, we'd be delighted to help with your trip plans so we dive the best of NZ!
Beach sandboarding and Puketi Kauri forest    20.1 KM Ohaeawai
A full day tour from Paihia starts in Kauri trees in the Puketi Kauri Forest. Along the tour explanations of traditional uses of the Kauri trees and Maori culture are given by experienced guides. Ninety Mile Beach offers the enjoyment of the sand between the toes or to surf down giant sand dunes as desired. Finally the scenic bus journey visits the spectacular views from the northern most point of New Zealand in Cape Reinga.
Adventure Puketi Guided Walks    15.6 KM Ohaeawai
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.
Sail Te Kaihau    3.3 KM Paihia
Escape and enjoy a fantastic day/overnight in the stunning Bay of Islands with a genuine Kiwi captain on a 53 ft Trimaran. Take the helm/hoist the sails, if you wish. Relax, swim, snorkel, explore. Lunch, coffee/tea provided.
New Horizons Sailing Charters    3.4 KM Paihia
Charter our 22 m Brigantine ATAIR with crew for 2 days or longer and discover the beauty of the Bay of Islands and Northland's Coasts on a private and exclusive sailing trip. Have the catch of the day for dinner and enjoy the peace of a subtropical anchorage overnight. Sailing lessons, fishing and snorkel gear included.
Rainbow Warrior wreckage's visit    0.1 KM Paihia
Dive in Paihia to visit the Rainbow Warrior's wreckage.
ECOCRUZ 3-Day Bay of Islands Sailing Expedition    0.1 KM Paihia
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.
Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys    1.6 KM Paihia
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.
Waitangi Golf Club Inc    2.3 KM Paihia
Situated in the beautiful Bay of Islands with stunning views overlooking Paihia, Russell, Waitangi and Opua. An 18 hole golf course which is suited to all levels of play, whether you are looking for a challenge or a relaxed round, Waitangi Golf Club will cater for you. When you have finished your round, head in to the Club House for refreshments and reflection. Great hire equipment available.
Bay of Islands Beachfront - Tapeka Del Mar    4.6 KM Paihia
Absolute beachfront luxury holiday home on a sandy all tide swimming beach near historic Russell. 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms sleep up to 13 guests. Unobstructed beach and Bay views. All linen and towels supplied ready to enjoy. 3 kayaks and dinghy or swim to the diving pontoon in front. Fully equipped kitchen, laundry, free Internet and home theater with Sky TV TripAdvisor 5 star.
Organized tours in the Bay of Islands    0.2 KM Paihia
A range of bus tours departing from either Auckland or Paihia provide a relaxing but rich experience in exploring the Bay of Islands in Northland. Attractions include the Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett, sandy beaches and bird life, the historic town of Russell, overnight boat cruise trip with snorkeling, kayaking and island walk. Additional tour options include and overnight cruise through sheltered waters and swimming with the dolphins.
Glass Bottom Boat - Goat Island    18.8 KM Warkworth
Our Glass Bottom Boat operates at the famous Goat Island Marine Reserve, only 80km N. of Auckland. Join one of our 45-minute trips that takes you around Goat island. You show you all the Big Caves, fish and marine life. Our trips have full commentary and are fun and educational. We operate through the year, as long as the sea and wind conditions as good. Bookings and confirmation are essential.
Tutukaka Surf Experience    22.2 KM Whangarei
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 toys.
Bream Head Coast Walks    20.2 KM Whangarei
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.

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Current and upcoming events in Northland

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    13 KM Kaiwaka
It’s time to celebrate the end of lockdown and the return of White Chapel Jak, who kick-off their “Return of the Jak - Here’s to us Nu Zuland!” live music tour this August to December 2020. DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm BAND ON STAGE: 8.30pm to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Mangawhai Tavern - Mangawhai, Kaipara   Distance: 13 KM from Kaiwaka
    13.7 KM Paihia
Richard Mapp is a well-known pianist who has toured many times for Chamber Music New Zealand, performed with the major orchestras and appeared as chamber music partner with the New Zealand String Quartet and other leading musicians in this country. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Turner Centre - Kerikeri, Bay of Islands   Distance: 13.7 KM from Paihia
    0.7 KM Whangarei
"It's their pervading sense of fun together with a respect for antique jazz, blues, plantation work songs, doo wop and funk that gives Hopetoun Brown their edge" - Metro Magazine Hopetoun Brown and the genius of Finn Scholes return to the streets, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Riverbank Centre - Whangarei   Distance: 0.7 KM from Whangarei
    15.3 KM Kaiwaka
Country Homestead at Black Sheep Farm is delighted to announce their next House Concert. “Hey, Piano Bar Lady” reveals the passion of a woman exploring and living her dream. A self-devised cabaret-style jazz musical with lots of original songs ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Country Homestead at Black Sheep Farm - Bream Bay, Whangarei District   Distance: 15.3 KM from Kaiwaka
    0.5 KM Whangarei
The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King, take to the road in October with a two hour show to celebrate and recreate the magic of the NZ entertainment phenomenon that was the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forum North - Whangarei   Distance: 0.5 KM from Whangarei
    1 KM Whangarei
Bon voyage as we transport you to the city of light in a charming homage to Parisian life. Featuring your French favourites, from ‘La Vie En Rose’, to the ‘Can-Can’, ‘Clair de Lune’ and more, lose yourself in a world of romance and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Baptist Church - Whangarei   Distance: 1 KM from Whangarei
    13.7 KM Paihia
Dust off those musical theatre cobwebs and return to your seats to indulge in the magic of the very best songs from stage and screen. Showcasing an all-star cast of New Zealand voices from the international stage, this glittering concert of musical ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Turner Centre - Kerikeri, Bay of Islands   Distance: 13.7 KM from Paihia
    0.5 KM Whangarei
Dust off those musical theatre cobwebs and return to your seats to indulge in the magic of the very best songs from stage and screen. Showcasing an all-star cast of New Zealand voices from the international stage, this glittering concert of musical ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Capitaine Bougainville Theatre - Whangarei   Distance: 0.5 KM from Whangarei
    0.3 KM Whangarei
It’s time to celebrate the end of lockdown and the return of White Chapel Jak, who kick-off their “Return of the Jak - Here’s to us Nu Zuland!” live music tour this August to December 2020. DOORS OPEN: 8.00pm BAND ON STAGE: 9.00pm to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Old Stone Butter Factory - Whangarei   Distance: 0.3 KM from Whangarei
    13.7 KM Paihia
It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Turner Centre - Kerikeri, Bay of Islands   Distance: 13.7 KM from Paihia
    1 KM Whangarei
Friends, family and holiday cheer, makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! Operatunity Daytime Concerts invites you to join them for seasonal songs and the magical music of Christmas. We present Christmas classics such as ‘O Holy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Baptist Church - Whangarei   Distance: 1 KM from Whangarei
    0.5 KM Whangarei
It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forum North - Whangarei   Distance: 0.5 KM from Whangarei
    13.7 KM Paihia
The Aroha String Quartet is firmly established as one of New Zealand's finest chamber music ensembles and they will be joined by Robert Orr, NZSO Principal Oboe for this concert. Founded in 2004, this versatile Wellington-based quartet is known for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Turner Centre - Kerikeri, Bay of Islands   Distance: 13.7 KM from Paihia
    2.1 KM Whangarei
Update: Th' Dudes - Th' Bliss Tour new dates announced. Details on the new show dates will be released in the coming weeks, but in the meantime ticket holders should hold on to their tickets as they will remain valid for the new shows. Kiwi ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Stadium - Whangarei   Distance: 2.1 KM from Whangarei
    13.7 KM Paihia
Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Turner Centre - Kerikeri, Bay of Islands   Distance: 13.7 KM from Paihia

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Northland

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Warkworth Road Side Rest    0.2 KM Warkworth
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Reyburn Lane Whangarei City    0.4 KM Whangarei
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Shopping   Free
 
Bay Of Islands Holiday Park    0.8 KM Paihia
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Whangarei Holiday Park    1.5 KM Whangarei
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Red Beach Pinewoods Motorcamp    2.7 KM Orewa
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Wenderholm Camping Area    5.3 KM Orewa
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Wenderholm Hill Ocean Views    5.5 KM Orewa
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   (Fees Apply)
Onerahi    6.5 KM Whangarei
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Snells Beach Parking Lot    6.6 KM Warkworth
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Stillwater Motor Camp    6.9 KM Orewa
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Gulf Harbour Parking Ferry Landing    9.7 KM Orewa
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Martins Bay Holiday Park    10.6 KM Warkworth
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Okaihau Two Punga Reserve    10.6 KM Ohaeawai
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Port Albert Domain    12.4 KM Kaiwaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Shakespare Bay Camp Ground    12.9 KM Orewa
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Long Bay Reserve Regional    13 KM Orewa
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
The Captains Table    14.9 KM Kaiwaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Muriwai Motorcamp West Coast    17 KM Helensville
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Ngunguru Bay Pataua    17.8 KM Whangarei
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Mangawhai Te Arai Point    18.1 KM Kaiwaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Mangawahi Beach Holiday Park    18.1 KM Warkworth
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Goat Island Camp Ground    18.2 KM Warkworth
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Puketi Camp Ground    18.4 KM Ohaeawai
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Marsden Point    19.2 KM Whangarei
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Waipu Tavern Waipu Township    19.4 KM Kaiwaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Waipu Rest Area And Toilets    19.6 KM Kaiwaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Puketi Forest Parking Lot Okaihau    19.8 KM Ohaeawai
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Atiu Creek Regional Park Wellsford    20.3 KM Kaiwaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Mangamuka Gorge    21.3 KM Kaitaia
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Herekino Harbour Owhata    21.4 KM Kaitaia
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Lake Waiparera    21.5 KM Kaitaia
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Maitai Bay Karikari Peninsula    22.1 KM Mangonui
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Herekino Point    24.5 KM Opononi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Uretitit Conservation Camp Marsden Point    25.2 KM Kaiwaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Ruawai Wairoa River Dargaville    25.9 KM Dargaville
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Puriri Bay Whangaruru Harbour    26.4 KM Paihia
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Parakao Kaikohe    26.6 KM Dargaville
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Mahinepua Bay Kaeo    28.6 KM Mangonui
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
90 Mile Beach Park Sleep    29.4 KM Kaitaia
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Trounson Kauri Park Donnelly Crossing    29.6 KM Dargaville
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Twin Bridges Kaikohe    30.3 KM Ohaeawai
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Wagner Holiday Park    34.2 KM Kaitaia
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Rarawa Nature Camping    47.6 KM Kaitaia
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 

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