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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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301 NZ traveller reviews

Ranking: 10/10

Well maintained path.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Barb Steadman

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Well maintained paths, great walk, easy walk, beautiful waterfalls all around on the way.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sarah Doolittle

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Plenty of parking, bathroom facilities are clean and accessible. Beautiful scenery.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Bruce Steadman

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Well maintained path. Clean toilets. Beautiful day walking in the valley.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Taylor Doolittle

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning landscape with a view of the glaciers. Track ends at the glacier lake. But you must be very careful when it is windy (we heard that it happens often) cause it can be unpredictable.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Jasmin Thuess

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful track! We did this track in winter so amazing with snow everywhere but easy to access.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Orane Lefebuee

France

Ranking: 9/10

A nice walk through the Hooker Valley which ends at Hooker Lake. The view of Aoraki from the lake is something special.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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James Macguire

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

A very popular walk so always plenty of people around, but beautiful views along the entire walk through the valley.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Ingrid Maple

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great views, nice easy walk with great reward.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Daniel Nanjh

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Well maintained track, good views.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Emma Millett

New Zealand

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Traveller Reviews

  • Ranking: 9/10

    Superb scenery, always worth the effort.

    Reviewed 4 months 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 about 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

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    Sylvie Smets

    Canada
  • Ranking: 8/10

    Walk for free! Clean!

    Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in December 2016

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    Thomas Simeon

    Switzerland
  • Ranking: 10/10

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

    Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in October 2016

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    Laura Leoekloek

    Netherlands
  • Ranking: 10/10

    Lots of sand and lots of fun.

    Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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    Dorthe Soeholm

    Denmark
  • Ranking: 8/10

    A special spot in the north of the island.

    Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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    Soren Soeholm

    Denmark
  • 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

    France
  • Ranking: 10/10

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

    Reviewed 4 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 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 7 months ago and experienced in February 2017

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    Charles Kulins

    United States

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