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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:
Prices from $70 to $200
Sandy Bay, Tutukaka Coast, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Sandy Bay Horse Trekking offers a unique New Zealand riding experience to travellers and visitors. Please take time to choose the trek that best suits your ability. Treks take you along one of the most stunning coastlines in New Zealand, the Tutukaka coast, with views stretching up to Whananaki and out to the Poor Knight Islands.
We are a boutique operation, that caters for small groups (min 2pp per booking, max 7pp/8pp).
Safety is foremost, comfortable gear, beautiful horses, mainly stock and english saddles, some western.
(Weight restriction 95kg, we reserv
Bay Of Islands
Small but beautiful region on the East Coast of Northland
See our listings in the Bay of Islands. The Bay Of Islands is a small but beautiful on the Eastern side of the Northland region.
20 minutes south of Whangarei Northland.
I run a small trekking business in Mangapai twenty minutes South of Whangarei riding through beautiful cattle station and pristine bush tracks with coastal views also.
Mobile (and SMS): 0212982186
Address: 137 McDonnell Road, Mangapai, Whangarei, Northland
Other Rural Northland
10 minutes drive from Kaitaia.
Explore one of New Zealand's most beautiful West Coast beaches on horseback!
We provide 1 and 2 hour treks which may include gently rolling grasslands and the excitement of ocean riding when practical.
Our horses are very safe and suitable for all ages and riding abilities, allowing you to enjoy the stunning scenery accompanied by our friendly and experienced guides!
Customised treks may be available on request.
For more information, click the "Visit Operator Website" on the right
Phone: 09 409 4122
Mobile (and SMS): 027 333 8645
Address: 11 Foreshore Road, Ahipara.
Other Rural Northland
On the west coast 25 minutes south west of Kaitaia
We have 6 horses available for beach and bush horse treks.
With 20 years of experience we provide very unique and exciting adventures.
2 hour, 4 hour, all day and camp out treks available.
We also have backpackers style accommodation available, and campervan and camping sites.
Accommodation-separate rooms with sheets & pillow case only.
$20 per night 16 years & over
$15 per night 3 or more nights
$15 per night group bookings 6 or more
$10 per night 5 years to 15 year
Phone: 09 409 3883
Address: 15 Puhata Road, Herekino, Kaitaia
Northland Horse Trekking includes:
Are you looking for Northland accommodation?
Check out the Northland accommodation page of the New Zealand B&B guide, which includes bed and breakfast's, farmstays, homestays, vineyard stays and self-catering accommodation. Or perhaps you would prefer luxury accommodation in northland?