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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:
Prices from $99 to $159
2.5hrs from Auckland 15mins east of Whangarei on harbourside
Top Storey Bed And Breakfast's Holiday Home is the Garden Unit set in lovely garden surroundings it is quiet, peaceful, family and pet friendly,. As close to sea and city as you can get, walk to the water in 2mins, A short drive takes you to spectacular Whangarei Head’s area with golf, coastal walks, beautiful ocean beaches and spectacular Mt Manaia waiting for you to climb! Day trips easily made from us to Bay of Islands, West Coast, Northland’s coastal areas and attractions.
The Garden unit is an Open plan, self contained unit. Own entrance and off street parking . Sleeps 4 with a Queen bed and two King Single beds. Elderly friendly with flat access opening to the garden and sunny conservatory.Good for your morning cuppa or evening glass of wine. The Garden Unit is Pet Friendly and suitable for children as garden fenced. BBQ available and good restaurants within a short drive.
It has a well equipped kitchenette with Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Small Oven, all cutlery and crockery, self catering facilities, All linen and towels are provided. Hair dryer, ironing board. Free Wireless internet TV, DVD, DVD library Radio/CD. Children are welcome Porta Cot, high chair available.
Come and enjoy our hospitality
Prices from $140 to $170
Discover the comforts and hospitality of this stylish modern accommodation located a few minute's walk from the city centre. Stroll through the shops, restaurants, and cafés at your leisure.
Great views of the Hatea River and Town Basin area. Parkhill offer a choice of two room types, either a king-size bed with spacious ensuite or twin King singles with ensuite and spa bath. All rooms are smoke-free and contain a TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan, iron and ironing board. A big flat screen TV with Sky (sport and movies) is available in the large shared lounge/kitchenette. FREE WiFi is also available throughout. Select your own breakfast option, enjoy an in-house breakfast for an additional $15 per head or try one of the numerous cafés nearby or simply bring your own. Off-street parking is available at no charge. Free airport-pickup available on request.
Parkhill is perfectly located for easy access to the CBD.
Your hosts: Rob and Pauline Dinsdale.
Prices from $200
631 Tara Road, Mangawhai
Get off the main road north to Whangarei & the Bay of Islands and enjoy the beautiful eastern coastline with its white sandy beaches, blue water, peaceful villages & great cafes. Tara Lodge is the ultimate relaxation on this coast - quiet, picturesque, close to Mangawhai village amenities (cafes, restaurants, galleries, beaches, outdoor activities, walking tracks). It is the ideal place to stop - or to make it your destination holiday. Just a 90 minute drive from the bustling gateway of Auckland City, through lush rolling countryside. It has a beautiful English-style garden over 3 acres, and the hosts love using the huge variety of produce from their own and surrounding properties to feed you! The property has a full sized pool and a hot tub - great for summer or winter breaks. Sit under a tree sipping a drink in the summer, or cosy up in front of the fire reading in the winter - the choice is yours. Mangawhai is an ideal spot to stop outside of the touristy towns of Paihia & Russell - base yourself at Tara Lodge to see the north with a wonderful place to return to at night!
Prices from $135 to $205
Near Ngunguru, 20Km East of Whangarei. 5 Km from Tutukaka
The Riverbank is in a quiet lane on one hectare of land with bush on one side and a wetland on the other. Although near to Ngunguru and only 10 minutes from Tutukaka. we are definitely situated in a rural setting. Perfect for that unplugged getaway. Mobile phone reception is poor with the best reception on our deck or lounge. We have internet access using WIFI. We do not have TV. Our wild life will entertain you from our deck or on one of the walks about the property.
The property is known as Ratty's Landing; A long folk story that you may hear about when you stay. Hence the Wayfarer rat on our logo.
From your door you can stroll about our property, relax on the deck or take the 2 Km bush walk we have opened around the Waiotoi River valley adjacent to our property or stroll our wetland boardwalk to bush. There is plenty of opportunity to get to know our bush and birds. We are more than happy to introduce you to our nature. There is even a Weta house with resident Weta. The sea is near as are our wonderful beaches. Bring you kayak or mountain bike.
Full meal plan available on request at a cost at time of booking. Meals payable on arrival at The Riverbank.
Cancellation of booking:
No refund will be given to the traveller in the event of a "Traveller No-Show"
No refund for cancellation within 24 hours of arrival.
All other cancellations will be individually assessed for a full refund.
Prices from $145 to $275
Just 20 minutes from Whangarei.
At Kauri Villas we offer more than a comfortable bed and a delicious breakfast. This lovingly restored 19th century villa enjoys a prime position with breathtaking views overlooking Parua Bay, the sea and unspoiled countryside. Our twelve acres of beautiful native bush and waterfalls are host to many native birds, with paths giving access. Relax by the pool or in the heated spa and watch the sunset with a cup of fresh ground coffee or a glass of wine.
Enjoy hosted B&B in the Villas with 2 suites to choose from - Colonial or Magnolia in the main villas, each with their own guest lounge, or our Kohinui Studio attached to our separate cottage.
We also have Self-Contained Accommodation in our fully equipped Kohinui Holiday Cottage. This can take a maximum of 8 guests, in 4 bedrooms + extra day bed and rollaway in the lounge. Or if you only have up to 4 guests, then you can just book the Kohinui Holiday Unit, which gives you 2 bedrooms & open plan kitchen/living room.
Games room with snooker table, table tennis, etc.
We are ideal for larger groups as we can take a maximum of 16 people. Please enquire via our website for special group booking prices.
Located just 20 minutes from Whangarei, we are on the road towards the Whangarei Heads with its spectacular beaches and walkways. With so much to see and do, Kauri Villas is well placed to be the base for your Northland holiday. Evening meals by arrangement.
Prices from $175 to $280
80 minutes drive north of Auckland, 50 minutes south of Whangarei.
Set at the small beach town of Mangawhai Heads, 80 minutes drive north of Central Auckland on Northland's picture post card East Coast and mid way between Auckland Airport and the Bay of Islands, Mangawhai Lodge offers the perfect retreat for rest and relaxation.
We offer a choice of two quality B&B rooms opening to verandas and panoramic sea views with their own bathrooms and a full breakfast included. Or choose from our two well equipped modern apartments,(one disabled accessible) ideal for guest who prefer to self cater or for extended stays with breakfast available on request. Free WIFI & off street parking.
Perched on a hill opposite the golf course, Mangawhai Lodge offers spectacular views of the Upper Hauraki Gulf, Bream Bay and the white sandy beaches of Mangawhai. Walk to the shopping centre, cafes & restaurants and harbour beach.
Enjoy nearby beaches and walkways, bird life, fishing, surfing, kayaking or relax with a good book soaking up the ambiance. With weekend markets, artisan galleries and several quality eateries and vineyards nearby there is something for every taste and need.
There is a choice of day trips to enjoy the treasures of the north, be it history, beaches, scenery, vineyards, diving or horse riding.
Visit our website at www.seaviewlodge.co.nz for seasonal specials
Prices from $550 to $650
SH 12, 2kms from the Southern entrance of the Waipoua Forest
As well as award winning hospitality, the purpose of a stay at the lodge is to experience the Waipoua Forest. A forest where only native bird song breaks a deafening silence whilst you stand in awe, surrounded by trees that have been living here since bronze age man.
Your experience will be enhanced with authentic stories, memorabilia and history of the mighty kauri and the early pioneers who fought the odds to live in this challenging environment 100 years ago. At Waipoua Lodge you can have the same authentic experience, but today delivered in the comfort of a New Zealand luxury 5-star accommodation.
With only four luxury guest suites (The Stables, Calf Pen, Woolshed & Tack Room) we offer somewhere very special to relax and unwind whilst indulging yourself in some delicious cuisine, personal and warm hospitality, plus of course spectacular scenery of the unspoilt natural ancient Kauri Coast environment.
Waipoua Lodge is perfect for a 1, 2 or 3-night stay to relax and enjoy all of the Kauri Coast, but if time is limited, one night is perfect to enjoy meeting the ancient trees.
Prices from $99 to $130
2.5hrs from Auckland Airport 15mins east of Whangarei on harbourside
Top Storey Bed & Breakfast is a quiet, peaceful, family friendly, spacious, character filled colonial style home with 2 bedroom Top Storey apartment and Garden Unit set in lovely garden surroundings. As close to sea and city as you can get, walk to the water in 2mins, A short drive takes you to spectacular Whangarei Head’s area with golf, coastal walks, beautiful ocean beaches and spectacular Mt Manaia waiting for you to climb! Day trips easily made from us to Bay of Islands, West Coast, Northland’s coastal areas and attractions.
The Top Storey Apartment with a large lounge area with pool table. Self contained. Double bedroom with queen size bed, double bedroom with two single beds, also a pull out sofa bed. Can sleep 6.Has toilet/ vanity, own bathroom. Air conditioning.Water views from the bay windows and often glorious sunsets. Good for families and couples travelling together. Own access by stairs.
The Garden unit Open plan, self contained unit. Sleeps 4 with a Queen bed and two King Single beds. Elderly friendly with flat access opening to the garden and sunny conservatory.Good for your morning cuppa or evening glass of wine. The Garden Unit only is Pet Friendly and suitable for children as garden fenced.
Both have a well equipped kitchenette with self catering facilities, Free Wireless internet TV, DVD, DVD library Radio/CD. Children are welcome Porta Cot, high chair available. Good breakfast Continental/Cooked
Come and enjoy our hospitality
Other Rural Northland
Prices from $220 to $620
5 minutes to Whangaroa Waterfront-/30 mins to Kerikeri/
BEAUTIFUL, QUIET AND PRIVATE in Whangaroa
3 Self Contained Suites ideally suited for couples....
see us at www.coastalchalet.co.nz
Self Contained Accommodation includes:
Garden View (Suite B) split level
Open plan kitchen, dinning and lounge with bed room, super king bed, bathroom upstairs. Private outdoor space with BBQ, hot spa, outside dining..
Harbour/rural View (Suite C)
Open Plan living, dining, kitchen with super king size bed.
Private deck, BBQ, hot spa, outside dining.
Prices from $130 to $350
12km west of Kaitaia. Find us at 14 Kotare Street, Ahipara.
GEMS Seaside Lodge, formerly known as Beachfront Lodge, is a beautifully situated beachfront house in Ahipara, Northland.
Choose between our 2 idyllic living arrangements...
1. "The Haven" is our larger apartment situated upstairs, with two double bedrooms (+ en suites), and an open living area boasting magnificent sea views.
2. "The Treasure Trove" is our downstairs studio apartment which has the option of an additional adjoining double bedroom.
Each bedroom has is own personal en suite.
Both apartments each have an equipped, self contained kitchen including a "real" coffee maker, Sky TV, plus access to a washing machine and clothes dryer.
Ahipara's lovely subtropical climate is so pleasant for all beach activities. You may wish to relax and refresh in the comfort of your delightful apartment or launch into varied and tempting activities Ahipara offers such as:
Leisurely beach walks
Golf (course 5 minutes away)
Bird watching such as dotterels, oyster catchers, herons, shags are just some of the species directly from your window
Fishing from the beach or even deep sea.
* We are also are a pick up point for tours to Cape Reinga.
Bidz Takeaway for the best snapper and chips in town - 1.0km away
North Drift Cafe (open daily 8am-8pm) - 1.1km away
Bayview Restaurant and Bar including StoneGrill dining - 2.9km away
Choose GEMS Seaside Lodge and you will be so glad you came!!!
Prices from $125 to $145
3 mins drive from Whangarei Centre. 2 + hrs from Auckland, 1.25 hrs from Paihia
Experience a warm welcome and a cuppa when you arrive at our centrally located 100+yr old villa with light airy decor and comfortable modern furnishings.
We have three tastefully decorated guest bedrooms, 1 modern king with ensuite and 1 more traditional style super-king with ensuite. There is also a queen bed room (without a bathroom) suitable in a family situation where the bathroom is shared with the ensuite room. Please enquire separately about this room. All our rooms have comfortable beds with quality cotton linen. Free fibre internet is available in all areas of the house. The back garden is a lovely area to relax and chat after a day of sightseeing.
Four Restaurants are within a 15minute easy walk and the Town Centre and Basin are a 3 minute drive. Beautiful bush walking tracks are literally on our door step. Just 5 minutes from Whangarei Falls, 30 minutes from Tutukaka with diving to The Poor Knights and 30 minutes from the beautiful Whangarei Heads Beach.
Chelsea House is a great spot to stay put and explore the North. Whangarei is close to the Bay of Islands, just 1hr 20 away. You can do day trips to the famous Kauri Forest and cruise out to the famous Hole in the Rock or go swimming with the Dolphins at the Bay of Islands. Our vast knowledge of New Zealand can help with onward planning.
Prices from $170 to $180
Good place to stop over if you are driving back to Auckland from West Northland
Matakohe House is surrounded by a large, covered, sun-drenched deck overlooking picturesque blooms and water views.
The B&B has four bedrooms with en-suite, a communal lounge used by house guests which is both functional and comfortable with Large Screen Tv and a kitchenette where you can help yourself to tea or coffee and a treat.
Prices from $130 to $360
Less than 1 hour from Auckland's CBD; 17 kms North of Warkworth 3kms from SH1
Feeling stressed, tired & need to unwind? Tracy's Boutique BnB Farmstay has 56 hectares (110 acres) nestled in a rural valley that is only 3kms from State Highway 1, 17 kms North of Warkworth and less than one hour from Auckland's Harbour Bridge.
We are a dry stock farm (beef) with a rare cattle breed, White Galloways that originate from Scotland. There are also pasture goats and Orpington poultry (heritage breed). There is a natural wetland described as, 'a rare gem’.
Boutique Farmstay offers three types of accommodation:
1. The Homestead B&B Farmstay has been built on Classical Feng Shui:
2 Luxurious double guest rooms, beds either king or twin:
Ra suite with ensuite; and
Lotus guest room with downstairs private bathroom.
Both guest rooms have elevated views of the farm
2 guest Lounges
includes Gourmet Breakfast and optional farm tour
2. American Barn - Self Catering
2 Double guest rooms with ensuite, beds either king or twin:
Fully equipped Kitchen
3. The Cabin - Self Contained
1 Queen size bed and 1 sofa bed, Kitchenette
Over 42 m2 open plan living space
Evening meals $55 per person
Farm Tour available ($30) (included for Homestead guest/s)
Relaxing & peaceful Reiki* (hands on healing) 1 hour $75
* Your Host is a Reiki Master & Teacher practitioner and
registered with NZ Reiki Assn
Prices from $140 to $160.
A few minutes from the City Centre and from the Regent shopping centre
3 luxury rooms all with their own ensuites and TV’s
Room 1: King bed
Room2: 2 x King Singles
Room3: Queen bed
Kitchen with microwave, tea & coffee making facilities and a washing machine & fridge
Comfortable guest lounge
Private Patio area for guests ( Bar B Q available)
Continental and cooked breakfast included in tariff
All rooms have TV’s
Private patio area and Bar B Q available for guests
All rooms have recently been renovated
Private entrance for guests
Free pickup or drop off from or to Airport or bus depot
Quiet and peaceful yet so close to city centre
Prices from $130 to $190
Located 15 min from Kaitaia
Kia ora and welcome to Beach Abode, located in one of the more stunning, unspoiled and unique settings of New Zealand. The Lodge consists of 3 separate, private, self-contained beachfront apartments on 90 Mile Beach. 1 x 2-bedroom apartment (sleeps 4) and 2 studio apartments (sleep 2). Each apartment has its own private entrance, full kitchen and bathroom, and lounge and dining areas. On the beach side all apartments have covered decks, tables and chairs for alfresco dining. A private footbridge leads you out to 90 Mile Beach. Your room has a high standard of amenities and is set in a scenic location and at a reasonable price. Apartments are contemporary, spotlessly clean, luxurious, well-equipped and decorated using textiles and art from the Pacific. They have quality beds with crisp cotton sheets, as well as quality furniture and soft furnishings. Other facilities include an on-site office where you will find maps, helpful advice and a selection of DVDs. Free WiFi internet is available. All linen, towels and beach towels provided. Solar-heated hot water with electric boost ensures plenty of hot water. A BBQ and a pizza oven are available in the communal-use entertainment area overlooking the ocean. Freeview TV & DVD players are in each room as well as irons and ironing boards. There is off-road parking and I will do all I can in a quietly informal way to ensure you have a most enjoyable stay here at Beachfront Lodge. Your host, Lyall with Bryn, the Lab and Murphy, the Mut.
Doubtless Bay and Surrounds
Prices from $160 to $210
About 4,4 km form Mangoni (6 Minutes)
In the morning a Swiss Style breakfast is served on the terrace or in our dining room with sea views.
Bus tours to Cape Reinga, diving or fishing trips can be arranged. Carneval is European-style accommodation comprising of two king-size en-suite bedrooms with Finnish Tulikivi wall heating and a large Tulikivi fire warms the lounge in winter. Wireless internet is provided throughout the house and can also be accessed outdoors.
You will have a relaxing stay in one of our two comfortable bedrooms with ensuite, TV, video, fridge and coffee making facilities. In the morning a Swiss Style breakfast is served on the terrace or in our dining room with sea views. Your hosts Martha & Roly, speak French and German as well as English.
Prices from $220 to $300
226 State Highway 12, Omapere, Hokianga 0444
HOKIANGA HAVEN is nestled on the Omapere beachfront opposite the historical Hokianga Harbour entrance with the magnificent North Head ‘duneland‘ featuring large in the view. This spectacular harbour provided welcome shelter for the earliest Maori navigators and colonial adventurers.
Hokianga Haven’s private Accommodation Studio is modern, spacious and extremely comfortable with private bathroom, super king bed and simple cooking facilities.
Easy access accross the lawn directly onto the long stretch of beach overlooking the harbour waters to the beautiful sand dunes makes swimming and walking immediately attractive.
There is also an additional queen bedroom available(see combined rates for both rooms) for family and friends travelling together.
Continental breakfast provided in your studio or self catering option. Free WiFi for your convenience.
Hokianga Haven is within leisurely walking distance, by beach or road, to shops, restaurants, bars, crafts, takeaways, wharves and the picturesque South Head of Hokianga Harbour.
Other recreational activities include glorious bush walks, safe swimming, wild sandboarding, fishing, horse riding or trekking, canoeing,harbour cruises, visiting local art galleries, museum and historical sites.
Special rates available on request.
Prices from $130 to $400
14 Kotare Street, Ahipara. 14km west of Kaitaia.
GEMS Seaside Lodge, formerly known as Beachfront Lodge, is a beautifully situated holiday home in Ahipara, Northland.
Your choices include two idyllic living arrangements...
The Haven: This spacious upstairs apartment has two double bedrooms (with en suites) and the most stunning panoramic sea views.
The Treasure Trove: This ground floor studio apartment has an optional adjoining double bedroom (each with en suites). Both rooms enjoy magnificent sea views.
These apartments have fully equipped, self contained kitchens, Sky TV, BBQs plus access to a washing machine and clothes dryer. Each can accommodate up to 4 people.
Relax and be refreshed in the comfort of your delightful apartment. Alternatively, launch yourself into the varied activities that Ahipara and the Northland surrounds have to offer. The friendly subtropical climate is conducive to the following pursuits:
Leisurely beach walks
4 wheel driving
Golf (course 5 minutes away)
Fishing (chartered boats, surfcasting)
* We are also are a pick up point for tours to Cape Reinga.
Bidz Takeaway for the best fresh fish & chips in town - 1.0km away
North Drift Cafe (open daily 8am-8pm) - 1.1km away
Bayview Restaurant and Bar (includes StoneGrill dining) - 2.9km away
Ahipara Superette store (for groceries) - 1km away
Ahipara liquor store - 1km away
Kaitaia Pak n Save Supermarket - 16km away
Prices from $120 to $160
We are 7 kms from Kaiwaka.
Valley Vista Eco Retreat is 31 hectares of rural delight. We are completely off grid and our way of doing things reflects this. We have a developing vineyard and an olive grove underway.
We cherish our eco credentials, with plans to create a wetland and to plant another native bush area.
Staying with us, you have full use of all the facilities and the right to wander around the farm at your leisure.
The Tiny House, while small, is a delightful place to stay, with stunning lake views. The two little decks add to the ambience and pleasure for your stay.