Our Region Tō Tātou Rohe


Spectacular yet diverse coastlines, marine reserves, ancient kauri forests, and two oceans that collide make Te Tai Tokerau Northland – New Zealand’s northernmost, and only subtropical, region – an unmissable destination.

Just north of Auckland, Te Tai Tokerau Northland’s longer summers and milder winters attract thousands of visitors year-round. Not only is Tai Tokerau Northland beautiful, it’s also a place of deep cultural and historical significance, and the location where New Zealand’s two peoples, Māori and Pakeha, first came together.

The east coast dominated by sparkling harbours, long stunning stretches of white sand beach and sheltered bays contrasts with the rugged, soulful and unspoiled coastline off the west coast. The Bay of Islands is an aquatic mecca, and the Poor Knights off the Tutukaka Coast has been rated by dive expert Jacques Cousteau as one of the top-ten dive sites in the world. In a region with some of New Zealand’s most recognised visitor icons and attractions, Tai Tokerau Northland also has lesser travelled roads that are equally worth a visit. Get off the main route and enjoy the Northland Journeys, for people wanting to discover our hidden gems. Superb walking tracks and a coastto-coast cycle trail offer other ways to journey through the region, revealing diverse and stunning scenery, with magnificent views and unique landscapes. We welcome you to Tai Tokerau Northland and know you’ll find something special here.

Whangārei District

Just a couple of hours north of Auckland, discover the Whangārei District; explore the city and Town Basin, Waipu, Ruakākā, Whangārei Heads and the Tutukākā Coast.

Enjoy simply superb walks, beautiful beaches and picturesque waterfalls. Play outside in our wonderful natural environment; kayak, cycle and mountain bike, dive, snorkel, paddleboard, surf, fish, golf, zipline and go horse trekking.

Connect with our unique heritage on a special Māori cultural tour. Explore fantastic museums, and art and craft galleries showcasing unique works of art and craft. Follow sculpture and street art trails and don’t miss the extraordinary Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery.

From hotels and motels, lodges and holiday parks and everything in between, we’ve got you covered for all your accommodation needs.

Discover all the wonderful things to see and do in the Whangārei District, check out WhangareiNZ.com