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About Northland, New Zealand

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:

  • Ninety Mile Beach is just one of the spectacular vast, open beaches of Northland. Have a go at dune surfing.
  • Don’t miss the sight of the Tasman Sea clashing with the Pacific Ocean at Cape Reinga or the giant trees of the Waipoua Kauri Forest where the Kauri trees are 2000 years old!
  • Ferry across the Kokianga, catch a snapper in Doubtless Bay or simply enjoy the world famous fish & chips at Mangonui!
  • Key towns for Northland accommodation are Whangarei, Kaitaia, Dargaville and Warkworth with many other country accommodation options too.

Bay Of Islands Region

Bay Of Islands

Small but beautiful region on the East Coast of Northland

Horse Trekking

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.

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Sandy Bay Horse Trails

Prices from $95 to $180

Sandy Bay, Tutukaka Coast, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

Sandy Bay Horse Trails offers Quality Boutique New Zealand riding experiences and accommodation. Please take time to choose the trail that best suits your ability.
Caters for small groups (min 2pp per booking, max 4pp, 8yrs and over, 95kg weight restriction).

Safety is foremost, comfortable gear, beautiful horses, stock, english and western saddles available. Quality of service is our aim at all times.
* (winter schedule changes trail options)

Stream Valley Native Tuna Experience 1hr - $95pp.
All 1st time riders, 10x riding or less, walking pac

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Phone: 09 434 4480
Address: Sandy Bay, RD3 Whangarei


Ahipara Horse Treks

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.

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Phone: 09 409 4122
Mobile (and SMS): 027 333 8645
Address: 11 Foreshore Road, Ahipara.


Tui Inn Adventures and Accommodation

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

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Phone: 09 409 3883
Address: 15 Puhata Road, Herekino, Kaitaia





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?


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