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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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18 NZ traveller reviews

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk to see the Kauri trees.

Reviewed 5 months ago and experienced in March 2016

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Elbrich

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very neat and the walk is quite soothing.

Reviewed 5 months ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sylvie Smets

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Walking through the forest and reaching the giant Kauri trees, that was great! They are so impressive! There are loads of signs reminding us to protect them - maybe too many?

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in December 2014

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Fanny DeBon

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very good and easy walks to the Four Sisters, King of the Forest etc. The tallest Kauri trees in NZ, looking amazing! Good DoC camp nearby.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Friederike Kranzin

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very remote but totally beautiful!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Sebastian Russell-Smits

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

It was like a walk in a botanic garden, striking plant diversity, outstanding trees. Why had we to pay a warden for the parking??

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Schuster

France

Ranking: 8/10

Majestic Trees & Easy Walking

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Jaqi_Gary

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Great to see these trees, good you are saving them!!!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Remco te Lintum

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Big trees, beautiful forest, nice walkways.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Cick Pouw

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful forest, nice kauri trees, all in reach.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Jack van den Nieuwendyk

Netherlands

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  • Ranking: 8/10

    Beautiful area! The trail was varied and fun. I would have appreciated an easier way to access the track without a personal car. Also, the track was incredibly muddy.

    Reviewed 14 days ago and experienced in January 2016

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    Sara Kuenzi

    United States
  • 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 5 months ago and experienced in March 2016

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    Sylvie Smets

    Canada
  • Ranking: 8/10

    A long way to drive but the view is pretty good.

    Reviewed 5 months ago and experienced in March 2016

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    Robert Elzinga

    Netherlands
  • Ranking: 9/10

    This track is around five hours. During the walk, we cross the beach, bush and a kind of desert landscape. This track was really full of diversity. I recommend it.

    Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in February 2016

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    Ludovic Boiteux

    France
  • Ranking: 10/10

    Go to the top and then fly to the bottom :p

    Reviewed about 1 month ago

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    Sylvain Schiber

  • Ranking: 8/10

    Awesome beach, alone, probably the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen.

    Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in April 2016

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    Adrien Richard

    France
  • Ranking: 10/10

    A short walk with a very nice view.

    Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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    celie Mcquair

    France
  • Ranking: 9/10

    Quite exhausting but beautiful. The hut was amazing.

    Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in February 2016

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    Clemence and Pedro

    France
  • Ranking: 9/10

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

    Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in December 2015

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    Sammy Cronin

    United States
  • Ranking: 7/10

    The views were good and I learned some New Zealand history.

    Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in March 2016

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    Gerbrand Smidt

    Netherlands

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