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Sally

New Zealand

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.

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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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75 NZ traveller reviews

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful tracks and forest! There are many options to choose from ranging from short 30 minute walks to the 8 hour hike. Loads of bike trails around the area too. A popular place but extremely spacious to share

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Chloe B

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Nice, relaxing day.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Rado Hank

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

A great selection of walks ranging from strolls to longer hikes, all in the beautiful forest. Wished we had time to go back and do another of the walks.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Francesca Scott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great, easy and free. The trees are amazing and the one hour trail was perfect for us to bring our bany on.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Signe Frank-Lassoe

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Impressive redwood forest, just for walking, many different walks are possibly and at no cost!! Full of people though.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Thomas Kindler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk through an amazing forest. These trees are wonderful, I can highly recommend this walkway.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in February 2017

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Michel and Susanne

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great forest, great walk.

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in December 2016

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Antoine

France

Ranking: 9/10

Great short tree walk high in the canopy. Safe and child friendly. Informative information boards along the walk. A great hour spent.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Suzannah Hill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

The walk was nice, but sometimes the directions was not really clear.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Maaike

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk, although it was among non-native trees.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jonathan Verschuuren

Netherlands

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  • Ranking: 9/10

    Superb scenery, always worth the effort.

    Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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    Vic Baughen

    New Zealand
  • Ranking: 10/10

    The walk from Tapotupotu to the lighthouse was one of our favourite far north activities - views were amazing and worth the climbs.

    Reviewed about 1 month ago

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    The Olivers

  • Ranking: 9/10

    This place is worth a look. Take one of the hiking routes where you will see all sorts of landscapes in only 20km. Remember all kinds of clothing! The weather changes quickly.

    Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in March 2017

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    Christian Paaske

    Denmark
  • Ranking: 10/10

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

    Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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    Laura Leoekloek

    Netherlands
  • Ranking: 10/10

    Amazing views, great access to hire boards.

    Reviewed 6 months ago

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    Tom Bennett

    England
  • Ranking: 10/10

    Beautiful views, clean bathrooms (hand sanitizers only), drinking fountain and lots of walking trails. It’s a uphill incline on the way back so be prepared. There are a couple benches so people can take breaks.

    Reviewed 2 months ago

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    Amy Lord

  • Ranking: 10/10

    A short walk with a very nice view.

    Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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    celie Mcquair

    France
  • Ranking: 10/10

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

    Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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    Linda

    Germany
  • 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 2 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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    Sammy Cronin

    United States
  • Ranking: 8/10

    Really nice walk in the bush and beautiful view of Russell and all around. Worth it ! Take the flagstaff bush walk loop.

    Reviewed 2 months ago

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    Aurelie Meylan

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