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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 $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.