Holidays in Northland

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Northland Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Northland hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Northland trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Northland

Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
4 out of 5
138 Marsden Road, Bay of Islands, Paihia
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$120 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
4.5/5Wonderful! (591 reviews)
"Clean, plenty of room, directly across the road from the beach, short walk to the the town and eateries. Perfect for us, would happily stay again."

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2021

Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 out of 5
104 Marsden Road, Paihia
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$131 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
4.2/5Excellent! (820 reviews)
"Great stay- great room and location, clean and tidy, friendly staff, great price. What a beautiful place."

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
4.5 out of 5
35 The Strand, Bay of Islands, Russell
The price is AU$125 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
4.5/5Wonderful! (500 reviews)
"history, just beautiful. we had the superior room with balcony which was gorgeous"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
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Northland

Stretching from the very top of New Zealand down to the city of Auckland, this subtropical region is blessed with dramatic coastlines and spectacular wildlife.

Encompassing two different coastlines, several offshore islands and huge swaths of forest, Northland offers a multitude of exciting outdoor adventures. This region is also the site of the earliest contact between the local Māori population and European settlers. Discover historic colonial-era towns and harbors shrouded in Māori legend.

Visit New Zealand's most important historical site, Waitangi, where a treaty was signed in the 19th century to form the country into a British colony. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds have a replica of a Māori meeting house and war canoe, and host regular live traditional dance performances.

Outdoor opportunities abound in New Zealand’s Northland. Surf at the beautiful beaches of Mangawhai and try horse trekking on the sands of Pakiri. The calm waters of Whangaroa Harbour and Matauri Bay are popular spots for fishing and diving.

Drive to the Bay of Islands, a collection of 144 islands offering secluded beaches and a whole host of water-based activities. Go swimming with dolphins, fishing or kayaking. Walk to the horseshoe-shaped Haruru Falls, or explore the charming port town of Russell, home to New Zealand’s first capital.

Tour the country’s oldest European buildings, the Stone Store and Mission House in Kerikeri. Head to the Aroha Island Eco Park to see kiwi birds in their natural habitat.

Take a coach tour along Ninety-Mile Beach up to the northernmost point of the country. Here, find Cape Reinga Lighthouse overlooking the point where the Tasman Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet. Surf down the sand dunes of Opononi on a bodyboard or hike through the Waipoua Forest to see one of the largest kauri trees in the world, said to be around 2,000 years old.

Fly into Auckland Airport and then take a connecting flight to Whangarei or Kerikeri. Alternatively, rent a car and drive from Auckland the journey takes around 3 hours. Self-drive around Northland to see the region’s best sites, but be aware that some highways charge toll fees. 

Northland’s subtropical landscape is the setting for history, dramatic scenery and amazing wildlife.