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Northland, Auckland & Waiheke

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Northland, Auckland & Waiheke

The North offers warm sub-tropical climates, huge ancient Kauri forests and the best beaches in New Zealand. While Auckland, one of the most beautiful and most livable cities in the world, with Waiheke Island and and it's wineries right on its door step.

Boasting a pretty harbour, coastal islands which are home to wonderful wineries as well as both east and west coast beaches, Auckland really is a beautiful city.  To best enjoy the spectacular “City of Sails” either take to the water or take to the sky to enjoy the Auckland harbour with the postcard perfect Rangitoto volcanic crater and the gorgeous Waiheke island, where pretty vineyards roll down hills to the ocean.

Heading further north you can visit the beautiful Waipoua Forest to meet our native ancestors including Tane Mahuta, the God of the forest, New Zealand’s oldest Kauri tree at around 2000 years old.  Explore the magnificent Hokianga harbour with its giant sand dunes and discover the spectacular Bay of Islands.  The Bay of Islands is a place of turquoise bays with around 150 undeveloped islands dotting the huge bay, providing a haven for whales and dolphins who accompany enjoyers of water sports - whether it be yachting, big-game fishing, kayaking, diving or simply cruising. It's also a place of enormous historical significance. Being the site of New Zealand’s first permanent British settlement at Russell, as well as the place where the Treaty of Waitangi was drawn up and first signed in 1840.

In the Far North you can take a wild ride up 90-mile beach as you head to Cape Reinga, the top of the North Island and to the Maori people, the most spiritually significant place in New Zealand. An ancient Pohutukawa tree and a lonely lighthouse mark this special place. It is here that after death, all Māori spirits travel up the coast and enter the underworld.

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