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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:
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 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.
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.
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
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
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
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