The northernmost region of New Zealand, Northland is where white beaches and lush forests converge in a thin finger of land dividing the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. Watching the tides clash as Cape Reinga is a New Zealand must-do, as is kicking your shoes off at your Bay of Islands accommodation for a few days (or weeks) of making your South Pacific Island fantasies come true
The sub-tropical climate allows for year-round beaching, boating, swimming and tramping… And the availability of TOP 10 holiday parks also makes Northland camping an attractive option for making the most of the mild weather.
New Zealand’ settlers, Maori and Pakeha alike, chose this slice of paradise as the place to start the nation, and the region boasts an abundance of culture and heritage attractions, including the famous Waitangi Treaty Grounds. And don’t forget about the culture of modern-day Northland: notoriously friendly, laid-back and outdoorsy.
Sunny, sub-tropical weather, picture-perfect beaches, sacred kauri forests, heritage stops and laid-back beach towns? What are you waiting for? Pack your bags, book your Northland accommodation and head to the far north for the escape of a lifetime.
Where to stay in Northland
The Karikari Peninsula is home to some of the best beaches in New Zealand. Stock up on supplies in nearby Kaitaia, and explore the kilometres of pristine coastline. Find out more about your Whatuwhiwhi accommodation options.
An historic town in the scenic Bay of Islands, Russell is the jumping-off point for most boat tours of the bay. Between the charming old buildings and the stunning bay backdrop, you may never leave. Book your TOP 10 accommodation in Russell, New Zealand today.
Whangarei is Northland’s commercial centre and a fantastic tourist destination. Between the thriving arts and restaurant scene, the world-class SCUBA diving off Poor Knight’s Island and the area’s scenic walks, you might want to extend your trip a few days. Fortunately, TOP 10’s Whangarei accommodation can take care of your stay, however long it is.
Nestled between the Kauri Coast’s long, uninterrupted beaches and forests are little towns like Kaihu, Baylys Beach and Dargaville, where a slow, coastal lifestyle meets the wild kauri forests for an abundance of outdoors activities. Plan your adventure and look into TOP 10’s Kauri Coast accommodation.