Experience the very best of New Zealand’s sub-tropical far north with its rich Māori heritage and formative New Zealand history. See stunning beaches and native forests, diverse farming and horticulture, delicious local fare and other Northland gems. You’ll meet farming families running a range of enterprises such as sheep, dairy, avocado, kiwifruit and more. Enjoy beautiful bush walks and wildlife encounters, cruising in the Bay of Islands and visiting New Zealand’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific in a spectacular swirl of currents.
- Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand’s most historic site
- Visit an innovative beef and sheep enterprise in the Kaipara Valley
- Stay for two night’s stay in Russell’s iconic Duke of Marlborough Hotel.
- Cruise through the Bay of Islands with the chance to spot dolphins and other marine life
- Visit Kerikeri where the country’s first wine grapes were grown to learn about citrus and kiwi fruit – major crops in the region
- Visit Cape Reinga to view the turbulent waters where the Tasman meets the Pacific Ocean
- Visit Waipoua Forest and see the legendary Tane Mahuta, a giant kauri tree estimated to be between 1,250-2,500 years old