Bay of Islands & Northland
Northland and the Bay of Islands, in New Zealand’s subtropical far north, are the birthplace of the nation and a region rich in history and culture.
Stretching to the northern tip of New Zealand, a slim finger of land between the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean, this is a region where leisure activity and relaxation go hand in hand with a magnificent landscape.
From the white sandy beaches and myriad islands of the Bay of Islands on the east coast, to the glorious sand dunes, pounding surf and mystical kauri forests on the west, the landscape is a powerful presence. The historic lighthouse standing at the tip of Cape Reinga is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable sights. The Cape is also a place of deep cultural significance to Māori. Driving the Twin Coast Discovery Highway is the one of the best ways to experience this region.