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The drive out to Whangarei Heads road follows little sheltered bays along the coast, at the end of the road is Ocean Beach, a massive beach with white sand, excellent surfing, rock pools and amazing views.

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If you like diving, the Poor Knights Islands are amazing (Top 10 in cool water in the world).
Make sure you bring a torch and good shoes when you explore the Abbey Caves just out of Whangarei. The trip takes a few hours and you will see lots, and lots of glow worms, stalactites and stalagmites.
The Kai Iwi lakes are well worth a visit, three clear turquoise coloured lakes surrounded by white beaches and pine forest. In this area you can go swimming, fishing, walking and mountain biking. There is also access to the Tasman Sea.
Whangarei Falls, just 5km out of town are an easy walk through some nice bush. Very photogenic and sometimes used by trained professionals for abseiling activities.
Go to the Hokianga Harbour and walk up the massive sand dunes - impressive. Catch the ferry there from Opononi, or its a 15minute drive from Mitimiti.
In Kawakawa are NZ’s most famous toilets designed by Friedrich Hundertwasser.
Go back in time to experience the colonial birthplace of New Zealand in the small, yet very busy town in the summer; Russell, where this countries founding document the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. This little town was for a short time the capital city of NZ. Easily accessed by both road and ferry from Paihia.
If you get the chance, go boating in the Bay of Islands – the most relaxing place to be on the ocean. Surrounded by 144 sheltered islands where there are many private beaches to spend the day, or days at. Amazing.
Te Arai Point is a good place to go fishing and surfing, you can camp in the carpark on the sandy/grassy part just behind the dunes. There are a couple of toilets but no water
The Tutukaka Coast has most beautiful beaches and a good place to see the beautiful Poor Knights Islands (marine reserve). The first little settlement you get to is Ngunguru, drive on past Matapouri to Whale Bay. Whale Bay is accessed by foot only, but via a very good track.
If you are driving up north from Auckland, use highway 16, which goes out northwest to Wellsford. The roads are far more wow and scenic with less traffic, lots of beaches to see along the way.
The little town of Opononi is a real New Zealand icon, it may not look impressive to the traveller but in the 50’s this town had a resident dolphin called Opo living there that swam with people. There is a sculpture as a reminder (drive slow or you will miss it). Check out the video shown at the local museum to get the vibe why NZ loved Opo so much.
The drive out to Whangarei Heads road follows little sheltered bays along the coast, at the end of the road is Ocean Beach, a massive beach with white sand, excellent surfing, rock pools and amazing views.
If you want to go well off the beaten track make your way up to Mimiwhagata Coastal Park, managed by DOC, camping available, basic water and toilets. You have to walk a few hundred metres to get there.
If you are game to drive along 90mile beach you need to be a bit careful, only do it 2 hours after high tide and drive as close to the water as possible so you don’t get stuck in the soft sand. Lots of cars do get stuck, flooded and destroyed. Emergency services are far, far away, it is for this reason that if you are driving a rental car you will not be insured. If you are not keen to drive yourself, catch a tour bus.
At the southern tip of 90 mile beach is Ahipara, a surfer’s paradise, also very close to Ship Wreck Bay where you can see wrecks at low tide. This area is loaded with lots of history about gum diggers.
The drive to around KariKari Peninsular is fantastic. Lots of secluded beaches. We didn't stay there but Maitai Bay looks a great place to spend the night.

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13 NZ traveller reviews

Ranking: 10/10

Really interesting even if you have to look for the birds a little. Runs on donations which is great and hopefully works. Fantastic for children as well because there is so much information!

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in December 2016

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Ranking: 7/10

It is a beautiful place especially a must for animal lovers!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Don't miss this! The guided tour at 9.30am was fantastic. The takahe are so special and interesting. The morepork owl and kaka are also really interesting. Entry is by donation and for such an important cause (there are only 240 takahe left). Today was a special kaka picnic party as some kaka are being released into the wild. Children foraged with rangers for kaka foods and made kaka toys. They then decorated the cages with their presents. A wonderful, affordable, and informative morning for our children. You won't see kiwi or kakapo as old reviews suggest. Go at 9.30 as they feed the birds then.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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S Black


Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk along Lake Te Anau (from DOC visitor centre to Wildlife centre), lots to learn.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Stefes Wencke


Ranking: 10/10

peaceful walk to excellently maintained little park, with informative notices. Two takahe were wandering about uncaged, but were shy of being photographed, so we've got a few photos of their backs!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Some native birds etc and a nice easy walk from town. (Gold coin donation).

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Rebecca Johnston

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Peaceful walk around the lakeside and wildlife park.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Maureen Hardy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Was cool to see all the animals, kids loved it.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Linda Kremer

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Was recommended, but we did not see many of the birds. The ones we saw did not look that happy!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Free park advertised to see some Takahe. We saw only 1 far away and only the back. There is a lot of information about NZ birds. Its a free outdoor park worth a visit if you have some time left.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Samuel Prechel


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Traveller Reviews

  • Ranking: 9/10

    Superb scenery, always worth the effort.

    Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in January 2017

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    Vic Baughen

    New Zealand
  • Ranking: 9/10

    We hiked from the Tapotupotu DOC campsite to Cape Reinga in two hours admiring breathtaking views of the coast. The track is well indicated and comfortable. It is exciting when you first catch a glimpse of Cape Reinga's lighthouse!

    Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in March 2016

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    Sylvie Smets

  • Ranking: 8/10

    Walk for free! Clean!

    Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in December 2016

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    Thomas Simeon

  • Ranking: 10/10

    We were there early and there was nobody else. Perfect!

    Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in October 2016

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    Laura Leoekloek

  • Ranking: 10/10

    Lots of sand and lots of fun.

    Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in January 2017

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    Dorthe Soeholm

  • Ranking: 8/10

    A special spot in the north of the island.

    Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in January 2017

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    Soren Soeholm

  • Ranking: 10/10

    A short walk with a very nice view.

    Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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    celie Mcquair

  • Ranking: 10/10

    Best track in New Zealand so far..... bit exhausting, but worth it (landscape, view, nature, hut, less people).

    Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in January 2017

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  • Ranking: 9/10

    Awesome hike - good distance and great views! Not a hike everyone knows about, which is amazing, definitely a hidden gem!

    Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in December 2015

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    Sammy Cronin

    United States
  • Ranking: 10/10

    Quite a bit off the beaten track and well worth a visit. Love to learn the history of the area while taking in most awesome panoramic vistas. The tracks are well maintained.

    Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in February 2017

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    Charles Kulins

    United States

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