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  • Map of Cape Reinga and Surrounds
    Map of Cape Reinga and Surrounds
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    Nearly at the Onramp! Just Follow The...
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  • A peaceful holiday retreat away from...

    The Hokianga Harbour on Northland's west coast is well and truly off the beaten tourist trail. There is accommodatation sprinkled amongst the small towns around the harbour.Here's a view from Omapere, looking up the harbour.

  • Sandy Bay - aptly named.

    Northland's beaches are its crown jewels. On a classic kiwi summer's day, there is no better place to be than on one of Northland's beaches. This one is Sandy Bay, on the Tutukaka Coast, northeast of Whangarei. This is the last beach before the road from Whangarei turns back to the west and heads towards the main highway at Hikurangi.

  • White sand and clear blue water.

    Matapouri Bay is embraced by a beautiful sandy beach and looked like an ideal place to get away to in the summer when I visited briefly in January 2006.Matapouri Bay is on the Tutukaka Coast, northeast of Whangarei (Northland's main city). It will take you hardly any time to drive there from Whangarei and so makes a perfect beach day out if you're...

  • One of the most beautiful beaches in...

    Northland's beaches are often mind smackingly beautiful. For a few years I had known of the existence of Whale Bay, because of a stunning calendar picture I had seen, showing a sparkling turquoise water bay fringed by a gentle curve of white sand and framed by forest clad hills.In January 2006 I finally got to see the place for real. It is a truly...

  • Northland's 'capital'.

    Whangarei is the only city in Northland and if you're from the US or Europe it would seem like an average sized town.However, it is a pleasant city and a good base from which to explore the eastern coast of the region - particularly the Tutakaka Coast. In central Whangarei, the Town Basin is a yacht marina with very nice cafes and open areas.I've...

  • Stop for a swim in the Pacific Ocean.

    Coopers Beach is a lovely stretch of sand on the southern shore of the huge sweeping Doubtless Bay. Stop for a swim here in the blue waters of the Pacific.

  • Mangonui - a picturesque harbour town.

    Mangonui is easy to miss if you're driving along State Highway 10. It is a pretty little harbourside town that clings to the steep western hills of the Mangonui harbour - another photogenic sunken river valley.For a good view over the town and the harbour and also west over Doubtless Bay, go up Rangikapiti Pa.

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