New Zealand

Northland Discovery –
A Journey in the Hinterland

New Zealand’s Northland presents a glorious panorama of beautiful white sand beaches that stretch between ancient volcanic headlands. The profusion of secluded coves and tranquil harbours washed by warm tropical ocean are framed by dramatic coastline and spectacular, sub-tropical forest. The warm, sub-tropical Northland region stretches northwards from Auckland to include the wildly beautiful Bay of Islands, the Kauri Coast, the Far North and Whangarei.

Auckland – Bay of Islands – Auckland
(4 Nights/5 Days)

The Bay of Islands is made up of more than 144 subtropical islands that dot the ocean at the northern-most tip of New Zealand. An aquatic playground of wild and breathtaking natural beauty, it offers the thrills of some of the best big-game fishing in the world.

The Northland’s rich and unique history ties both Maori and non–Maori people together. Historical sites and artefacts can be found throughout the region. It is also home to the historic 19th-century whaling port of Russell, the country’s first colonial-era capital.

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Scenic Waterfront, Auckland
Beautiful Beach, Northland, New Zealand
Beautiful Beach, Northland, New Zealand
Hole in The Rock, Bay of Islands
Hole in The Rock, Bay of Islands

Auckland

Auckland, is New Zealnd’s most populous city. The Māori name for Auckland is Tāmaki Makaurau — ‘a maiden desired by 100 lovers’. It has been battled over for centuries on account of its fertile land and natural harbors on the Pacific Ocean (on the east) and Tasman Sea (on the west).

Whangerei

The capital of Northland region is Whangerei, which is also New Zealand’s northernmost city. The balmy, sub-tropical climate of the region makes for a laid-back lifestyle that characterizes the Northland. Whangerei is a mere 2 hours’ drive or 158 kms., from Auckland.

Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands lies around 61 kms., north of Whangerei. It is home to 144 islands with a treasure trove of undeveloped scenic beaches to be explored. Rich in Maori cultural artefacts and emblems, the numerous peninsulas and inlets offer exciting big-game fishing opportunities.

Get Close to Nature in the Land of the Long White Cloud.