Golden beaches, secluded coves, tranquil harbours, warm waters, dramatic coastline, wild surf and spectacular forests… subtropical Northland is stunningly beautiful – an aquatic playground and a land of unspoilt natural splendour. Divers come from all over the planet to dive the Rainbow Warrior wreck and the Poor knights Islands Marine Reserve with its spectacular reefs, secret tunnels and the largest underwater cave in the world.
The Northland culture and history are the epitome of New Zealand tourism. The matchless maritime beauty of the place and the easy accessibility to world-class facilities in accommodation and fine dining lure a consistent flow of tourists here. The local terrain and background landscapes are simply breathtakingly beautiful.
There are special holiday packages that offer a grand combination of economic stay and complimentary passes to the locally harvested food and wine celebrations, and arts and crafts displays.
Northland is celebrated the world over for fishing, and diving. Northland is popular for the 90 Mile Beach, Cape Reinga, Ahipara, Karikari Peninsula, and Doubtless Bay. The regions are regularly visited but still appear as if waiting to be discovered.
The Bay of Islands region here has a lot of historical significance and flaunts a number of marine activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. There are many online and offline resources that enable you to put together a package tour to Northland. There are many ways to enjoy New Zealand’s food and wine baskets. Northland offers aqua adventure options, special cultural encounters, and eco experiences that will make your holiday here an affair to remember!
This journey will take you to Cape Reinga, where according to Maori legend, spirits depart on their journey to the homeland - Hawaiki. On your way, visit the ancient Puketi Kauri Forest, with a 20 minute boardwalk past 1,000 year old Kauri trees and native bush. Enjoy a BBQ lunch at Houhora (optional extra for $23 per person). On arrival at Cape Reinga, stand on the northern most tip of New Zealand and watch the Pacific Ocean collide with the Tasman Sea. Ask your driver guide about planting a native tree at Cape Reinga (additional cost). Then take the opportunity to try sandboarding down the massive sand dunes on boogie boards at Te Paki Stream – try it if you dare! A fun experience that is available to all passengers. Your journey along the vast and empty Ninety Mile Beach will provide striking contrasts to the busy and populated East Coast. Feel the sand between your toes as you help your driver guide dig for shellfish (condition....
Discover some of Kerikeri's best keep secrets in this popular afternoon tour. Kerikeri is rich in history and was home territory for the formidable Maori chief Hongi Hika, who terrorised many tribes throughout the North Island in the early 1800s. A shrewd strategist, Hongi made nearby land available for a Church Missionary Society station. He intended to use the mission to secure European weapons and other skills to further his war aims. By 1827, however, Hongi and many of his followers had moved on, leaving Kerikeri to the missionaries and the Reverend Samuel Marsden who established New Zealand's second mission station here. Reverend Marsden is also widely credited with planting the first grapevines in New Zealand. The vines were planted as part of Marsden’s efforts to establish a settlement for the Church Missionary Society at Kerikeri. He recorded the planting in his journal of his second visit to New Zealand: Wine still ....
Departing form Paihia Wharf, cruise out through the Bay’s pristine islands and along the Cape Brett Peninsula with an informative commentary from your knowledgeable skipper. See the historic Cape Brett lighthouse and majestic Motukōkako, the Hole in the Rock, and hope for a lucky drip from above as you pass underneath it. The Bay of Islands is home to a host of marine mammals, wildlife and native birds. Keep an eye out for dolphins throughout your 4.5 hour adventure. Stop off at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island to relax or soak up the views from the hilltops before returning to the mainland. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLeyyqETc2I&ab_channel=FullersGreatSights[/embed] ....
Experience the Ocean Adventure that the Bay of Islands is famous for. Speed through the open waters and ride waves. Go offshore to capture the excitement of the Cape Brett Peninsula. Soak up the adventure!
Your Ocean Adventure includes:
• Cruising among the 144 islands
• Visiting the Cape Brett Peninsula and the iconic ‘Hole in the Rock’
• Entering the amazing Cathedral Cave
• Hearing the fascinating tales of the Bay as told by your skipper
• Spotting the wildlife along the way
• The option to include an island stop at Otehei Bay on the Department of Conservation’s Urupukapuka Island#
#Only available on 9.30am and 12.30pm departures, subject to availability
Our high speed Ocean Adventure is a Rigid- hulled Inflatable Boat (RIB) that has great pedigree. It has been used to service offshore oil rigs, as a search and rescue boat and a chase boat during Ame....