Top Things To Do In Northern New Zealand

It’s my 1st year anniversary, so it’s a perfect time to write this post. of moving out of NZ. Cape Reinga is breathtaking. I love the spiritual significance of Cape Reinga, even though I thought I was calling it Cape Regina forever. I had originally planned to stay longer in the small town of Opononi, but I was exhausted.

  • Kauri trees are incredibly expensive trees whose insanely valuable wood is used to create all kinds of crafts, including furniture, art, and staircases.
  • We’ve got 8 adventures going to New Zealand Northland, starting from just 3 days in length, and the longest tour is 6 days.
  • It is worth visiting nearby Tapotupotu Bay to see the iconic lighthouse and view of the meeting of two oceans.
  • The deep holes are still visible and there are detailed explanations of the battle that took place as you walk through the site.
  • This is the Northernmost point of New Zealand. I’m the first to admit that I’ve never been there!

The Tongariro Northern Circuit is the first of NZ’s Great Walks that we have done. This three-day trek takes you through stunning and truly unique volcanic landscapes. This guide is filled with pictures and information from each day of the journey. This Waitakere track is a spectacular feat of engineering. It immediately became a favourite of mine and the scenery is incomparable. Follow the Twin Coast Discovery Highway, Tutukaka-Whangarei, Northland’s largest town.

Head North To Cape Reinga

The beach is often used as an alternative to the State Highway in flood situations. Tour companies even drive coaches along the entire length. Spirits Bay and Cape Reinga are spiritual places for Maori. This is where spirits meet before they leave the land, as the name suggests. It is used by some to say goodbye to their loved ones loved ones. Get up close to the Cape Brett cliffs and travel through the iconic Hole in the Rock.

Is Hamilton in Northland?

Hamilton Northland, New Zealand. Kerikeri is a supportive, caring, and interesting retirement choice. It’s a great place for your children to grow up with plenty of great schooling opportunities, space, and room to play. Or, for those who just want to live in peace and quiet, Kaitaia has a lot to offer when it comes to violence in public places. Statistics NZ/Newshub has revealed that the town is on the top 10 lists for assaults and robberies within small-town neighbourhoods. Northland is known for being “the birthplace” of New Zealand. It is home to the largest Kauri Tree in the world and offers fascinating Maori cultural experiences. We have 6 hospitals, 88 services available to people living in Kerikeri matching your criteria. Highlights for Whangarei District

Uretiti Beach is a large stretch of beach between Waipu and Whangarei. Its large sand dunes are complemented by clear waves. It is one of the most beautiful Northland beaches you can stop at when you travel up north. There is also the Waitangi Treaty Grounds nearby that everyone says is a must, but at NZ$50 each, and after blowing our budget a bit on the overnight cruise, we had to skip it.

In my 3 years of nomadic life, I’ve learned that some of the best parts of a country are the locations that fewer tourists venture to. I present to you my personal list of places not to be missed on your next trip to New Zealand. Whangarei, the is also where the main airport is. If you want to save some time you can fly into here from Auckland.