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Northland Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences


  • Maori meeting house near the treaty house in Waitangi is a great photo opportunity on your New Zealand vacation.
  • Hills and mountains along the coastline of Northland
  • Cape Reinga lighthouse is a great inclusion on all New Zealand tours.
  • Harbor view of Mangonui
  • Mahinepua peninsula

The Northland is New Zealand’s least populated region and is mainly inhabited along the east coast. It stretches from just north of Auckland to the northern tip of the North Island, 300 kilometres/180 miles in length. It enjoys a sub tropical climate all year round, perfect for a New Zealand vacation. The west coast is dominated by long straight beaches including Ninety Mile Beach which truthfully is only 88 kilometres/55 miles long.

The east coast is more rugged dotted with attractive small bays and is a good place to play golf, swim, surf or dive on a New Zealand vacation. One of the more important tourist areas is the Bay of Islands, a very pretty region made up of around 150 islands and a wonderful place to both relax and explore, also somewhere to see dolphins, whales and penguins.

In the far north, Cape Reinga, not quite the most northern point of the country but almost, is where the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea collide. It is also known for its prominent lighthouse.

The only city of any size is Whangarei on the east coast where one can sit at a quayside café and watch the sailing boats bobbing in the water and also visit the many local art galleries on New Zealand tours.

 


 

New Zealand Travel Information

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Learn about the history and culture of New Zealand, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about New Zealand's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering New Zealand for yourself. Start exploring...book a New Zealand vacation today!

 

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your New Zealand vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of Australian vacationsTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from New Zealand.

 

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Northland

  • Hokianga: Footprints Waipou Daylight Encounter

    Experience an intimate encounter with Maori tradition on this guided walking tour of Waipoua Forest. As you explore the forest, you’ll learn about Maori history and see treasured icons like Te Matua Ngahere, a massive tree that’s thought to be almost 3,000 years old, and the towering Tane Mahuta, which stands 52 metres tall.
    Duration:
    3.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hokianga: Footprints Waipou Twilight Encounter

    Head into the iconic Waipou Forest at twilight for an intimate encounter with Maori culture. As you explore the forest as the sun sets, you’ll learn about Maori history and pass treasured icons like Te Matua Ngahere, a massive tree that’s thought to be almost 3,000 years old, and the towering Tane Mahuta, which stands 52 metres tall.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Kauri Cliffs: Stay of Distinction

    Spend two nights at the stunning Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland, this Stay of Distinction affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,567
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Northern Explorer: Value Plus Escorted Vacation

    Experience the best of New Zealand’s North Island including the Bay of Islands and Rotorua.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,595
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Value Bay of Islands

    The Bay of Islands, known for its stunning beauty and history, is just a three hour drive north of Auckland. Drive along Ninety Mile Beach, visit Cape Reinga, and cruise the bay by catamaran.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 436
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
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