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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:
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.
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
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