New Zealand's northernmost subtropical region, Northland is an unmissable destination with spectacular yet diverse coasts, marine reserves, kauri forests, and two oceans colliding.
The east coast, which is dominated by dazzling harbours, extensive stretches of gorgeous white sand beach, and sheltered bays, contrasts with the west coast's rugged, soulful, and untouched shoreline. The Poor Knights off the Tutukaka Coast have been ranked as one of the top ten dive locations in the world by diving expert Jacques Cousteau.
Northland includes less-travelled roads that are equally worth a visit, despite having some of New Zealand's most well-known tourism symbols and attractions. Get off the beaten path and embark on one of Northland's road-based byway journeys to uncover our hidden gems. Another option for travelling across Northland is the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail. Gorgeous views, native flora, suspension bridges, waterfalls, beautiful streams, lakes, estuaries, harbours, boardwalks, old train corridors, and tunnels are all part of the variety and stunning surroundings.