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In Maori legend, the North Island of New Zealand was an enormous fish, caught by the adventurer Maui. For this reason, Northland is sometimes known as "The tail of the fish", Te Hiku o Te Ika. Northland Maori claim that Kupe made landfall at the Hokianga (although others claim this was at Taipa) in Northland.
If the Maori regard the region as the birthplace of the country, there can be no doubt that it was the European starting-point for modern New Zealand. Traders, whalers and sealers were among the first arrivals, and the gum and timber of the mighty kauri trees brought the early colonisers.
Today you can enjoy a leisurely tour choosing your accommodation in Northland from a huge range of hotels, motels, motor inns and luxury boutique accommodation, or experience Kiwi hospitality in homes offering Bed & Breakfast, farmstays and homestays.
Here are some highlights of Northland not to be missed:
Whangarei B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $140 to $170 per couple
Parkhill is modern mutli-level apartment with the ground level designed for B&B style accommodation. Two room configurations are available and breakfast as an optional $15 a head extra. Centrally located in the town basin area its only a few minutes walk from all the amenities in the CBD.
Phone: 09 438 8977
Mobile (and SMS): +64 274 821601
Address: 7D Dent St
Whangarei B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $99 to $130 per couple
2.5hrs from Auckland Airport 15mins east of Whangarei on harbourside
Start your Northland adventure with us as base. Quiet peaceful family friendly accommodation in Whangarei Heads Area. Spacious Top Storey 2 bedroom flat sleeps 4/6 open plan Garden Unit sleeps 4. Both self contained with own access, breakfast inc. Restaurants close by. 10% discount 3 days or over
Hokianga Area B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $220 to $300 per couple
226 State Highway 12, Omapere, Hokianga 0444
With direct access to the beach, Hokianga Haven’s self contained studio B & B offers top quality, spacious accommodation with private bathroom, super king bed, simple cooking facility plus BBQ and SKY TV all in a delightful ground floor studio with independent entry
Phone: 09 405 8285
Mobile (and SMS): 021393973
Address: 226 State Highway 12, Omapere, Hokianga
Wellsford B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $130 to $360 per couple
Less than 1 hour from Auckland's CBD; 17 kms North of Warkworth 3kms from SH1
Serenity with Nature on 110 acres less than one hour from Auckland's Harbour Bridge. Choose from 3 Accommodation types: Luxury B&B Farmstay in our classical Feng Shui designed Homestead; or Self Catering with Fully Equipped Kitchen in our American barn; or Self Contained - The Cabin with over 56m2
Phone: +64 9 4239636
Mobile (and SMS): 021462658 (overseas +64 21 462658)
Address: 84 Spindler Road, Wayby Valley, Wellsford
Rural Northland B&B
Prices from $170 to $180 per couple
Good place to stop over if you are driving back to Auckland from West Northland
Matakohe House Bed and Breakfast is located on the Kaipara Harbour, it is only metres from the ever popular Kauri Museum and on the way to the largest Kauri tree standing the giant Tane Mahuta "Lord of the Forest".
Phone: +64 9 431 7091
Mobile (and SMS): +64 21 023 26333
Address: 24 Church Rd, RD1 Matakohe, 0593 Northland, New Zealand
Mangawhai B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $175 to $280 per couple
80 minutes drive north of Auckland, 50 minutes south of Whangarei.
Mangawhai Lodge offers stylish relaxed accommodation with spectacular sea views 2 hours north of Auckland Airport. Two quality B&B rooms with verandas & sea views or two self catering apartments. Opposite golf course & café, a short walk to shops & harbour beach. Free wifi & off street parking
Whangarei B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $145 to $275 per couple
Just 20 minutes from Whangarei.
Lovingly restored kauri villas set in 12 acres, with paths leading through tranquil native bush to streams and waterfalls. Extensive decks with spa and 11m pool offer stunning views of the Bay. Bed and Breakfast and Self Contained. We can take up to 16 guests. Great for Groups or individuals.
Kaitaia B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
On the west coast 25 minutes south west of Kaitaia
Budget accommodation, 12 beds, 2 camper van sites, 2 campsites, fishing, diving, surfcasting, netting and snorkeling. Horse treks, beach and bush treks, hunting wild boar, goat and possum shooting
Phone: 09 409 3883
Address: 15 Puhata Road, Herekino. Kaitaia
Doubtless Bay and Surrounds B&B
Prices from $160 to $200 per couple
About 4,4 km form Mangoni (6 Minutes)
Carneval Ocean View is situated right in the middle of picturesque Doubtless Bay in the Far North. Being on a hill with a Northerly aspect we enjoy fabulous and panoramic views over the beach out to the Karikari Peninsula and the ocean beyond.
Prices from $200 to $250 per couple
Tulloch Manor is an award winning Tudor home with multiple spacious living areas, a cosy ambience and a tranquil garden and rural outlook from the swimming pool deck. Two guest bedrooms and bathrooms adjoin Conservatory, Executive Lounge. Gluten Free, Paleo, Low GI cereals included.
Phone: 06 927 5300
Mobile (and SMS): 027 432 1970
Address: 11 Tulloch Street, St Johns Hill, Wanganui
Prices from $550 to $650 per couple
SH 12, 2kms from the Southern entrance of the Waipoua Forest
Nestled on a ridge overlooking the vast Waipoua Forest, where iconic kauri trees have been living for 3,000 years, Waipoua Lodge offers luxury accommodation in an original homestead surrounded by native forest and pasture stretching as far as the eye can see.
Mangawhai B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $180 per couple
631 Tara Road, Mangawhai
A beautiful historic home nestled in lush gardens. It's just 8 minutes from fabulous Mangawhai beach and estuary. Your hosts love entertaining and provide home cooked breakfasts & pre dinner nibbles with wine. They can also include you in their evening meal by prior arrangement - extra cost)
Mobile (and SMS): 021714543
Address: 631 Tara Rd, Mangawhai
Tutukaka Coast B&B, Homestay
Prices from $135 to $205 per couple
Near Ngunguru, 20Km East of Whangarei. 5 Km from Tutukaka
Melva & Hilton welcome you to The Riverbank at this gorgeous setting among the fantails and warblers in a peaceful bush environment near to Ngunguru and Tutukaka in Northland, New Zealand. One large room with Queen bed, single and en-suite.
Other Rural Northland B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $80 to $120 per couple
We are situated aproximatly 4kms between S.H.1 and 90 Mile Beach
Prices from $140 to $160. per couple
A few minutes from the City Centre and from the Regent shopping centre
Pentland House is a fully restored stylishly renovated 1920’s bungalow, situated in a quiet cul de sac overlooking the picturesque Hatea River and yet so close to the city, just 4 minutes walk to the city centre, the fabulous harbour and marina and heated swimming pool complex. There are fast foo
Mobile (and SMS): 021318898
Address: 9 Pentland Road Regent Whangarei
Other Rural Northland B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $200 to $300 per couple
An hour north of Whangarei, 20mins west of Paihia
Enjoy our luxury, self-contained accommodation with sweeping views over our 900 acre sheep and beef farm situated in central Bay of Islands. Enjoy our large garden, pool and tennis court and each morning a full breakfast will be in your unit for you to have at your leisure.
Prices from $125 to $145 per couple
3 mins drive from Whangarei Centre. 2 + hrs from Auckland, 1.25 hrs from Paihia
Bright and airy restored villa centrally located close to shops and walking tracks. Four restaurants within 15 minutes easy walk. Free wireless internet, guests lounge with TV, DVDs, unlimited tea coffee and baking and a delicious continental breakfast.
Phone: 09 437 7115
Mobile (and SMS): 027 6263740
Address: 83 Hatea Drive, Regent, Whangarei
Doubtless Bay and Surrounds B&B
Prices from $115 to $135 per couple
59 Turvey Rd, Mangonui, overlooking inner Mangonui Harbour
Elegant property, with park-like grounds, just 3 minutes from Mangonui village. Mangonui has 2 cafes and 4 great restaurants. Just mins to beaches and only 133 km to Cape Reinga. Quiet, rural 2.5-acre property with harbour views. Property is also perfect for weddings, events & private gatherings.
Mobile (and SMS): 0212921003
Address: 59 Turvey Rd, Mangonui, Far North, New Zealand
Bay Of Islands B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Small but beautiful region on the East Coast of Northland