The extreme northwest point of New Zealand is marked by the historic Cape Reinga Lighthouse, accessible by sealed road.
The traveller is never more than 40 minutes from the sea in the natural aquatic playground that is Northland. Legendary Pacific explorer, Kupe, made his first landfall on the shores of the Hokianga Harbour. The first European explorers were traders, whalers and sealers the sub-tropical climate and fertile land drew the first New Zealand settlers to the area to log kauri and harvest kauri gum.
Abounding with local produce the area is verdant and has an air of prosperity and optimism. A variety of exlcusive luxury options for accommodation and excellent restaurants are a feature of this beautiful region.
A plethora of outdoor activities (walking and hiking) and water sports (sailing, fishing, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, surfing) make the area a paradise for tourists.
RECOMMENDED BY LOCALS
Bream Head Walks
Cape Reinga Tour
Whangaroa & Carrington Club (Golf Club)
Carrington & Butterfish Bay (Wineries)
Parua Bay Tavern
The Thai Chef Restaurant
Food at Wharepuke
Address: Keri Keri
Cafe / Takeaways
Famous Mangonui Fish & Chip Shop