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Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise
"You will then pass through the famous Cape Brett ""Hole in the Rock"" at Motukokako Island and on to view the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave.The crew share with you local history and ecology and you will often see a variety of marine wildlife in Seals Dolphins Penguins and other sea and bird life.You'll visit one of the bay's most beautiful islands where you can swim and snorkel or relax on the beach and take in the magic of the island.Please note during the winter months (May to October 19) the afternoon departure is approximately 3 hours in duration
From NZD106.00
 
Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands
"Explore one of the most amazing stretches of coastline in Oceania on a custom-built Waverider coach that keeps you comfortable as it moves effortlessly over sandy beaches rugged roads and quicksand streams. Start your New Zealand North Island adventure day trip with a stop at the Puketi Forest home to 1000-year-old kauri trees some of the most ancient trees in the world. Walk along a ground-level boardwalk that meanders around the trunks of the trees and learn more about the area from the information panels located throughout the walk.After you leave the Puketi Forest you’ll head to Houhora Harbour lunch at Wagner’s Holiday Park. Later you will go to Cape Reinga
From NZD152.00
 
Best of the Bay Supercruise: Original Cream Trip
"Your one-of-a-kind Bay of Islands cruise departs from the Paihia Wharf and then picks up more passengers about 10 minutes later in Russell — you may hop aboard at either of these locations. On board your jet-powered multi-level catamaran with an underwater camera and both indoor and outdoor seating cruise through the Bay of Islands — named for its nearly 150 islands — heading toward Cape Brett the far eastern tip in the bay. Admire great views from the boat's spacious decks while you listen to the crew share information about the region’s history and ecology. Keep your eyes open for marine life like seals dolphins whales penguins and sea birds. Your cruise isn’t just for sightseeing
From NZD127.00

Waipoua Forest Tips (6)

The Magic Kauri Trees of the Waipoua Forest

The Waipoua Forest is one of the things that are unique to Northland. Although you find Kauri trees in other parts of the country, especially on Coromandel Peninsula, they are still plentiful in...
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Kakapo2
May 06, 2007

Admire and Protect Tane Mahuta, God of the Forest

Tane Mahuta - the "God of the Forest" - is the number one tourist attraction in the Waipoua Forest. This huge kauri is the tallest tree of the forest. It is 51.5 metres high, the trunk alone more than...
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Kakapo2
May 06, 2007

Tane Mahuta - God of the Forest!

Tane Mahuta is believed to be the lifegiver - all living creatures are his children. This is the largest living Kauri tree in New Zealand and is estimated to be around 2000 years old. Sitting infront...
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IcemanNZL
Feb 02, 2004

WAIPOUA FOREST

As you head north from Dargaville you will drive through this magnificent Kauri Forest full of Ferns, rare New Zealand flora and fauna, colossal Kauri Trees, nocturnal kiwi [don't expect to spot...
balhannah
Feb 04, 2010

Europe has old buildings - NZ has old trees!

Tane Mahuta is viewed by some Maori as an incarnation of a god. The tree is a Kauri and is over 2000 years old. Sitting in its presence is kind of awe inspiring. It's incredible to look at something...
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worldkiwi
Jan 26, 2004

Waipoua Forest - Hokianga Harbour

The most famous Kauri Forest in New Zealand and the home of the big fella 'Tane Mahuta' (Lord of the Forest) stands at 51 m high, with a girth of over 13m andis believed to be around 1200 years...
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kiwiwahine
Jun 04, 2003
 
 
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"Auckland To Cape Reinga"
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"Huge Kauri Forests, Endless Beaches and History"
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Things to Do Near Northland

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Russell

Across the bay from Paihia is the town of Russell. It was originally called Kororareka and was the first Europesan settlement in the area. The local Mâori people very soon realised that there was...
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

(This article is from Waitangi website)..“Te Ana o Maikuku ..is the original name for the Hopson’s beach in front of the waka house . Maikuku is a female ancestor of the area. The name Hobson Beach...
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Ninety Mile Beach...

The reason why rental companies do not allow you to drive on 90 Mile Beach (which is only 90km or 55 miles long) is simple: The cars are not insured. Often cars get stuck in the sand and have to be...
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Hole in the Rock

The 'Hole in the Rock', properly known as Piercy Island is a rocky island at the northern tip of Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands. This natural feature has been caused by years of water and wind...
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Visit Russell

Once called the "Hellhole of the South Pacific," Russell was long known as a town of ill repute. This was a favorite port of call sailors. Today, it's a quaint old resort town on the bay. It can be...
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Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga is popularly regarded as the country's northernmost point but in fact the Surville Cliffs (formerly: Kerr Point) on North Cape at the eastern tip of the land up there are almost five...
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