The region of Northland and the Bay of Islands stretches north
from Auckland, towards the warm waters of Polynesia, the ancestral home
of New Zealand's first inhabitants.
The relaxed, sunny lifestyle of Northland springs from its subtropical
climate and the myriad of beautiful islands, bays and beaches around
the coastline. The people of the North have a passion for water sport -
surfing, boating, game fishing, sailing and diving. They also have a
deep appreciation of the region's fascinating Maori and European
It is believed that the first Polynesian voyagers arrived in this
region during the 11th century, but it wasn't until after the landing
of the British sea voyager Captain Cook in 1769 that missionaries,
whalers and traders arrived. The Treaty of Waitangi, the document that
founded bicultural New Zealand, was signed in the Bay of Islands in
1840. The legacy of Northland's earliest European settlers can be seen
in the form of historical buildings and museums that provide a unique
insight into colonial New Zealand.
Northland - Cape Reinga - Credit- Peter Hunt
Much of Northlands' extensive coastline remains unspoilt - an
aquatic playground for adventure activities and escapist relaxation.
Whangarei and Opua are renowned throughout the Pacific as attractive
havens for yachts. You'll find that Maori culture is still very much
alive in this region (32 percent of the population are Maori), and
you'll also enjoy the shopping, dining and entertainment possibilities
that stem from the distinctive local culture - which embraces art,
creativity, organic farming and alternative thinking.
- Kaitaia - the most northern major town in New Zealand
- Kerikeri - producers of art and fruit
- Paihia - gateway to the Bay of Islands
- Whangarei - New Zealand's northernmost city
- Dargaville - heart of the Kauri Coast
- Bay of Islands - tourism hub including Kerikeri, Paihia, Waitangi and Russell
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