Things to Do in NorthlandNorthland is one of New Zealand’s premier tourist destinations. Enjoy the finest culture, history, natural beauty, food and wine, arts and crafts, and internationally renowned fishing, diving and boating. All this in a relaxing, warm climate – affectionately known as ‘the winterless north’. The key phrase being "relaxation", visiting Northland is a opportnity to enjoy and experience New Zealands natural endowments.
Walk through natural New Zealand forest and see giant Kauri trees, including Tane Mahuta (over 1000 years old, 51 metres tall and with a trunk girth of over 13 metres) in the Waipoua Forest. See Hokianga Harbour with its impressive sand hills.Learn about Northland’s Kauri forests, the history of New Zealand’s Kauri logging industry, and buy beautiful Kauri and Kauri gum souvenirs at the Kauri Museum in Matakohe.
Visit the long sandy expanses of Ninety Mile Beach. Follow the Twin Coast Discovery Highway and State Highway 1 all the way up to Cape Reinga – the northern tip of New Zealand where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. Visit the lighthouse and see the sacred 800 year old Pohutukawa tree where the spirits of the dead leave Aotearoa on their journey to the Maori ancestral homeland of Hawaiki.
As you explore, visit Northland’s largest centre Whangarei (south of Waitangi) and Kaitaia (in the north) and enjoy shopping, cafés and restaurants.
Talk to the staff at Waitangi Holiday Park about booking activities and ask about special guest discounts.