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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:
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, 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
Kaitaia Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $130 to $190 per couple
Located 15 min from Kaitaia
Beach Abode Lodge consists of 3 separate, private, self-contained beachfront apartments. 1 2-bedroom apartment & 2 Queen Studio apartments. Steps from your apartment & you are on 90 Mile Beach. Communal use Barbecue and Pizza Oven also overlook the beach and Tasman Sea. Pet Friendly, WiFi & Parking
Phone: 09 409 2102
Mobile (and SMS): +642102553067
Address: 11 Korora St Ahipara
Kaitaia Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $130 to $400 per couple
14 Kotare Street, Ahipara. 14km west of Kaitaia.
Beautiful beach front accomodation at the base of the iconic 90 Mile Beach in Ahipara. Delight your senses in this subtropical seaside location. Enjoy stunning panoramic views and breathtaking sunsets from the comfort and class of our fully equipped, self catering lodgings. Sleeps up to 8 people.
Mobile (and SMS): +64278209403
Address: 14 Kotare Street, Ahipara
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
Other Rural Northland Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Just one hour north of Auckland in picturesque Tomarata.
Experience our private rural paradise, plus a unique opportunity to discover what dairy farming is about. Waitapu Farms invite you to enjoy the tranquillity of Radcliffe Cottage, a fully self contained cottage on our 1500 acre dairy farm with panoramic rural views and the farm at your doorstep.
Dargaville Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $190 to $250 per couple
1078 Tangowahine Valley Rd, Tangowahine, Dargaville
Tangowahine Farmstay is a sheep and beef farm, situated 20 minutes from Dargaville and 45 minutes Whangarei. Tangowahine farm stay offers two private fully self-contained accommodation options: Kiwi Cottage with its own private hot tub. Both units come with complimentary bottle of wine and breakfast
Mobile (and SMS): 0275011211
Address: 1078 Tangowahine Valley Rd RD 2, Dargaville
Other Rural Northland Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $220 to $620 per couple
5 minutes to Whangaroa Waterfront-/30 mins to Kerikeri/
Self Contained Suites ideally suited for couples.... 3 self contained fully furnished private suites with personal outdoor spas with gorgeous outlooks.... see us at www.coastalchalet.co.nz
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
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.
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.
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
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
Dargaville B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $120 to $195 per couple
10 minute drive from Dargaville or 2 hours 15 from Auckland
A boutique Bed & Breakfast where you can relax in peace and tranquillity by the swimming pool, watch the sunset over the sea, with a glass of wine on the deck, or take a stroll on Ripiro Beach, just a 10-minute walk away, and is close to countless scenic spots.
Bay Of Islands B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Small but beautiful region on the East Coast of Northland