Things to Do in Waitangi, Bay of IslandsThere are plenty of things to do near Waitangi Holiday Park - your Bay of Islands accommodation - including golfing, a range of water activities, historical sites, and plenty of walking tracks showcasing the best the region has to offer. To find out more about the Bay of Islands click the link kindly developed by See and Do New Zealand
Waitangi Golf Club
Close to your Waitangi accommodation and the famous Waitangi Treaty Grounds is the Waitangi Golf Club, a stunning 18 hole golf course providing an exciting and ever-changing challenge to the golfer, but also has one of the most commanding panoramas of sea and island views.
The views are complemented by well-groomed greens and fairways, surrounded by areas of flowering native trees providing a haven for many varieties of native birds. By international reputation the Waitangi Golf Club is regarded as “a true millionaire’s country for everyone to enjoy”.
Visitors are most welcome all year round. Ask at Reception for further information or contact Waitangi Holiday Park for more information.
The Waitangi River flows through the historic settlement of Waitangi reaching the Bay of Islands. Travelling up river will lead you to the majestic Haruru Falls, a peaceful spot retaining its unique charm. On most summer days you will be able to kayak to the falls, giving yourself a day to enjoy the scenery and waterways.
Local hapu Ngati Rahiri are the guardians (kaitiaki) of the Waitangi River and offer wonderful stories associated with their ancestors who once travelled the waterways. We hope to bring you these stories during your stay with us at Waitangi Holiday Park.
Cruise, Paddle or Kayak on the majestic Waitangi River - we can arrange your bookings with local Waitangi operators.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Within a short distance from Waitangi Holiday Park is the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands. Here you will find the historic Treaty House built for the first British resident, James Busby and his family. The Treaty House is one of New Zealand’s oldest historic homes.
The Waitangi National Trust administer and manage the Treaty Grounds comprising of 506 hectares gifted to the nation by Lord and Lady Bledisloe in 1932.
We recommend that at least you spend a day exploring the treaty grounds and enjoying our rich cultural heritage.
Enquire at Reception for further information or contact us here.
Haruru Falls Walk
This superb 6km walking trail takes you on a 2.5 hour (one way) journey through mangroves and bush tracks. You can start your walk from the Waitangi Holiday Park over the Waitangi Bridge with the track entrance signposted on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This is a relatively easy walk through bush and a boardwalk section passing through a mangrove forest.
You can make the return journey home to Waitangi Holiday Park along the same track or try one of the other link walks.
Waitangi to Kerikeri Foot Trail (Forest Walk)
A 20km walking trail passing through the Waitangi Endowment Forest, part of New Zealand’s conservation estate. The walk crosses through commercial forest and follows the route of an old Maori trail linking a former Maori settlement of Okura with Waitangi. Be aware of commercial activity, horse and mountain bike riders. The entrance is from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds leading you to Cobham Road in Kerikeri. This walk is very well signposted.
Please enquire at Reception about all the tracks and walks around Waitangi, we have a great knowledge of the area and would be happy to share it with you. You can also contact Waitangi Holiday Park here, for more information.
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