Want to hit the road before the end of the year but don’t know where to go? Why not visit Northland, the Winterless North, New Zealand’s northernmost region favoured for its mild and comfortable climate? Aside from exploring forests, marine reserves, and diverse coastlines, you can also stay in a range of world-class Northland accommodations that will make this trip more memorable!
If you’re still not convinced, we’ll give you more reasons to travel to this subtropical paradise brimming with natural and cultural riches.
Reasons to Visit Northland and Experience Its Wonders
There are a lot of reasons why you should travel to Northland soon. We listed some of the best ones to convince you to pack your bag and go!
Cruise, dive, sail, surf, and snorkel eastern and western coastlines.
Did you know that there are over a hundred shipwreck sites in Northland? It’s a perfect diving and snorkelling destination that every kiwi adventurer should experience! Its windswept harbours also offer a long list of water-based activities, thanks to its sheltered coves and sprawling coastlines.
Swim near the coastal settlement Ngunguru, sunbathe on the stunning beaches of Whale, Matapouri, and Doubtless bays, camp at the Houhora Harbour, or cruise, by land and sea, through the region’s longest drivable beach. You’ll never run out of things to do, whether travelling solo or in a group!
Participate in life-changing and insightful guided tours.
The region offers life-changing cultural and spiritual immersions that you won’t be able to find elsewhere. In Northland, you can walk through the natural ancient living forest of Waipoua. You can also join a guided group tour to experience a multisensory storytelling session about Kupe, the great ancestor!
You can also take part in a spiritual journey in Cape Reinga, the place of leaping, where spirits gather and leap to depart to their homeland. These are some of the most insightful and life-changing experiences you can try in this enthralling paradise!
Going to the Northland is not just a recreational journey but a spiritual one. With self-guided or expert-guided tours, you can learn more about the sacred tales and sites significant to Māori.
Stay in spectacular Northland accommodation in a secluded headland.
Northland’s accommodations are a destination themselves. The ideal ones are on a clifftop overlooking the region’s most spectacular views. These resorts sometimes include private beaches and other amenities, such as games rooms, tennis courts, outdoor BBQ areas, heated pools, and private spas. They are also conveniently located near fishing charters, kayak, and dive boat rentals to help you explore the area at your leisure.
Remember, when you book a resort in the Northland, pick one accessible to and from Whangarei. The Northland’s calm east coasts and ragged western shores have so many things to offer! Many of them are still yet to be discovered! It’s now up to you to decide. Book your trip today or miss out on the best things that this great travel destination has to offer.