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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:
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.
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
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
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.
Bay Of Islands B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Small but beautiful region on the East Coast of Northland
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.
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
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
Kaipara area B&B
Prices from $150 to $170 per couple
Matakohe, a 10 minue drive from the Matakohe Kauri museum
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
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 B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $160 to $350 per couple
South side, Kerikeri Inlet 2 Km from KERIKERI town
Farmstay on Horsebreeding Farm with your own holiday cottage overlooking Kerikeri Inlet, Bay of Islands. The self catering accommodation has two ensuite kingsize bedrooms, one converts to two singles. Fully equipped kitchen and Laundry. A rate for 2 guests and a rate for 4 guests.CLICK on WEBSITE
Bay Of Islands B&B
Prices from $159 to $325 per couple
Kerikeri & Airport 10 mins drive, Paihia & Waitangi 25 mins, Auckland 3.5 hrs.
Luxury Bed & Breakfast/Boutique Lodge Accommodation in the Bay of Islands. Set in 2 hectares of idyllic gardens, close to vibrant Kerikeri, we are your ideal Northland holiday destination. Pamper yourself with 5 star elegance in our two suites with private facilities - relax and enjoy!
Phone: 9 887 4234
Mobile (and SMS): 027 554 9999
Address: 122 Koropewa Road, Waipapa
Waipu Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $140 to $160 per couple
Waipu, Northland; 30 minutes south of Whangarei
Lighthouse Motel and Restaurant. Accommodation available 7 days a week; restaurant open Wednesday to Saturday from 5.00 pm
Phone: 09 4320424
Address: 30 Cove Road, Waipu 0510
Mangawhai B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $120 to $160 per couple
We are 7 kms from Kaiwaka.
The Tiny House is small but perfectly formed. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast with the hosts. Full use of pizza oven and barbecues for your evening meals or dine with us. Gaze at the stunning views, walk around the farm and through the bush.
Mobile (and SMS): 0274937801
Address: 101 Brooklands Way, off Baldrock Road Kaiwaka
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.
Doubtless Bay and Surrounds B&B
Prices from $160 to $210 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.
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
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.
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, Farmstay
Prices from $140.00 per couple
5 minutes South of Dargaville
We welcome you to come and stay in our clean, tidy, 'motel style' self contained studio unit with great rural and mountain (Tutamoe) views..... including some luxury extras like top linen, great coffee, and a state of the art spa to relax in at the end of the day.
Address: 6519 State Highway 12
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.
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
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): 0274732328
Address: 9 Pentland Road Regent Whangarei
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
Other Rural Northland B&B
Prices from $80 to $140 per couple
We are situated aproximatly 4kms between S.H.1 and 90 Mile Beach
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: +64 9437 7115
Mobile (and SMS): 027 6263740
Address: 83 Hatea Drive, Regent, Whangarei
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 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