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About Northland, New Zealand

In Maori legend, the North Island of New Zealand was an enormous fish, caught by the adventurer Maui. For this reason, Northland is sometimes known as "The tail of the fish", Te Hiku o Te Ika. Northland Maori claim that Kupe made landfall at the Hokianga (although others claim this was at Taipa) in Northland.

If the Maori regard the region as the birthplace of the country, there can be no doubt that it was the European starting-point for modern New Zealand. Traders, whalers and sealers were among the first arrivals, and the gum and timber of the mighty kauri trees brought the early colonisers.

Today you can enjoy a leisurely tour choosing your accommodation in Northland from a huge range of hotels, motels, motor inns and luxury boutique accommodation, or experience Kiwi hospitality in homes offering Bed & Breakfast, farmstays and homestays.

Here are some highlights of Northland not to be missed:

  • Ninety Mile Beach is just one of the spectacular vast, open beaches of Northland. Have a go at dune surfing.
  • Don’t miss the sight of the Tasman Sea clashing with the Pacific Ocean at Cape Reinga or the giant trees of the Waipoua Kauri Forest where the Kauri trees are 2000 years old!
  • Ferry across the Kokianga, catch a snapper in Doubtless Bay or simply enjoy the world famous fish & chips at Mangonui!
  • Key towns for Northland accommodation are Whangarei, Kaitaia, Dargaville and Warkworth with many other country accommodation options too.

Here is our selection of Northland B&B's

Valley Vista Eco Retreat


Prices from $120 to $200 per couple

We are 7 kms from Kaiwaka.

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Valley Vista Eco Retreat is 31 hectares of rural delight. We are completely off grid and our way of doing things reflects this. We have a developing vineyard and an olive grove underway.
We cherish our eco credentials, with plans to create a wetland and to plant another native bush area.
Staying with us, you have full use of all the facilities and the right to wander around the farm at your leisure.
The Tiny House, while small, is a delightful place to stay, with stunning lake views. The two little decks add to the ambience and pleasure for your stay. Tea and coffee making facilities in room.
The Container Cottage is a comfortable motel style unit designed with you in mind. A large deck, complete with barbecue, adds to your total experience.
The Shepherd's Hut is the full glamping experience, with outdoor bath, bbq, privacy. All food is provided for you to cook, or we can deliver a ready made breakfast.
The Hibiscus Cube is for the budget conscious. With it's own deck and privacy, it is a great option. Currently using a shared bathroom. Breakfast delivered or dine with us.

The Riverbank Homestay and B&B

Tutukaka Coast

Prices from $135 to $185 per couple

Near Ngunguru, 20Km East of Whangarei. 5 Km from Tutukaka

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The Riverbank is in a quiet lane on one hectare of land with bush on one side and a wetland on the other. Although near to Ngunguru and only 10 minutes from Tutukaka. we are definitely situated in a rural setting. Perfect for that unplugged getaway. We have internet access using WIFI. We do not have TV. Our wild life will entertain you from our deck or on one of the walks about the property.

The property is known as Ratty's Landing; A long folk story that you may hear about when you stay. Hence the Wayfarer rat on our logo.

From your door you can stroll about our property, relax on the deck or take the 2 Km bush walk we have opened around the Waiotoi River valley adjacent to our property or stroll our wetland boardwalk to bush. There is plenty of opportunity to get to know our bush and birds. We are more than happy to introduce you to our nature. The sea is near as are our wonderful beaches. Bring your kayak or mountain bike.

Cancellation of booking:
No refund will be given to the traveller in the event of a "Traveller No-Show"
No refund for cancellation within 24 hours of arrival.
All other cancellations will be individually assessed for a full refund.

GEMS Seaside Lodge


Prices from $150 to $400 per couple

14 Kotare Street, Ahipara. 14km west of Kaitaia.

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GEMS Seaside Lodge is a beautifully situated holiday home in Ahipara, Northland.
Your choices include two idyllic living arrangements...

The Haven: This spacious upstairs apartment has two double bedrooms (with en suites) and the most stunning panoramic sea views.

The Treasure Trove Studio: Ground floor with sea views and access to the Beach via a tidal inlet.

These apartments have fully equipped, self contained kitchens, Sky TV, BBQs plus access to a washing machine and clothes dryer (8am to 8pm).

Relax and be refreshed in the comfort of your delightful apartment. Alternatively, launch yourself into the varied activities that Ahipara and the Northland surrounds have to offer. The friendly subtropical climate is conducive to the following pursuits:
Boogie boarding
Leisurely beach walks
Sand duning
Horse riding
Quad biking
4 wheel driving
Golf (course 5 minutes away)
Bird watching
Fishing (chartered boats, surfcasting)
Kauri forests
* We are also are a pick up point for tours to Cape Reinga.

Ahipara Dining
Bidz Takeaway for the best fresh fish & chips in town - 1.0km away
North Drift Cafe (open daily 8am-8pm) - 1.1km away
Bayview Restaurant and Bar (includes StoneGrill dining) - 2.9km away
Ahipara Superette store (for groceries) - 1km away
Ahipara liquor store - 1km away
Kaitaia Pak n Save Supermarket - 16km away

Hokianga Haven

Hokianga Area

226 State Highway 12, Omapere, Hokianga 0444

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HOKIANGA HAVEN is nestled on the Omapere beachfront opposite the historical Hokianga Harbour entrance with the magnificent North Head ‘duneland‘ featuring large in the view. This spectacular harbour provided welcome shelter for the earliest Maori navigators and colonial adventurers.

Hokianga Haven’s private Accommodation Studio is modern, spacious and extremely comfortable with private bathroom, super king bed and simple cooking facilities.

Easy access accross the lawn directly onto the long stretch of beach overlooking the harbour waters to the beautiful sand dunes makes swimming and walking immediately attractive.

There is also an additional queen bedroom available(see combined rates for both rooms) for family and friends travelling together.
Continental breakfast provided in your studio or self catering option. Free WiFi for your convenience.

Hokianga Haven is within leisurely walking distance, by beach or road, to shops, restaurants, bars, crafts, takeaways, wharves and the picturesque South Head of Hokianga Harbour.

Other recreational activities include glorious bush walks, safe swimming, wild sandboarding, fishing, horse riding or trekking, canoeing,harbour cruises, visiting local art galleries, museum and historical sites.
Special rates available on request.

Mangawhai Lodge - a room with a view


Prices from $175 to $280 per couple

80 minutes drive north of Auckland, 50 minutes south of Whangarei.

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Set at the small beach town of Mangawhai Heads, 80 minutes drive north of Central Auckland on Northland's picture post card East Coast and mid way between Auckland Airport and the Bay of Islands, Mangawhai Lodge offers the perfect retreat for rest and relaxation.

We offer a choice of two quality B&B rooms opening to verandas and panoramic sea views with their own bathrooms and a full breakfast included. Or choose from our two well equipped modern apartments,(one disabled accessible) ideal for guest who prefer to self cater or for extended stays with breakfast available on request. Free WIFI & off street parking.

Perched on a hill opposite the golf course, Mangawhai Lodge offers spectacular views of the Upper Hauraki Gulf, Bream Bay and the white sandy beaches of Mangawhai. Walk to the shopping centre, cafes & restaurants and harbour beach.

Enjoy nearby beaches and walkways, bird life, fishing, surfing, kayaking or relax with a good book soaking up the ambiance. With weekend markets, artisan galleries and several quality eateries and vineyards nearby there is something for every taste and need.

There is a choice of day trips to enjoy the treasures of the north, be it history, beaches, scenery, vineyards, diving or horse riding.

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Tracy's Boutique Cabin


Prices from $155 per couple

Wayby Valley, Wellsford

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Tracy's Boutique Cabin is set on 56 hectares tucked away in a rural valley that is less than one hour from Auckland's Harbour Bridge.

The Cabin is nestled away on our property and has elevated views of the farm. The Cabin is accessed from a private driveway, with on-site parking. Guests can enjoy a generous breakfast hamper every morning with continental and gluten-free options. Tea, coffee and milk is already provided in the accommodation.

For those guests who would prefer a gourmet cooked breakfast prepared by their host Tracy, that is available for an extra charge of $25 per person/daily.

The large open plan space offers a kitchen, bathroom, seating area, dining area and an ultra-comfortable king size bed. The bathroom has a shower and toilet for your private use. Sumptuous towels and toiletries are offered.

There is also a lovely wood burner that is great when the weather cools down.

The couch can be converted into a bed with a plush feather topper for maximum comfort, so the capacity of The Cabin is 4 people.

Evening meals $75 per person
Gourmet cooked breakfast with Tracy $25 per person
Farm Tour available ($30) (included for Homestead guest/s)
Relaxing & peaceful Reiki* (hands on healing) 1 hour $110
* Your Host is a Reiki Master & Teacher practitioner and
registered with NZ Reiki Association.

Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast


Prices from $125 to $145 per couple

3 mins drive from Whangarei Centre. 2 + hrs from Auckland, 1.25 hrs from Paihia

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Awarded a 9.8/10 in 2020, on arrival at Chelsea House you will experience a warm welcome and a cup of tea of coffee and baking.

Book direct for two nights + and I will discount the daily rate.

We are following Covid19 health guidelines to ensure that we are adhering to best practises. Hand sanitisers are in all shared areas for guests.

We have two spacious guest rooms, both have comfortable beds with quality linen, TV, ceiling fan, heating, free WIFI & ensuite bathroom.
* Ledwith Room - a King bed, with a contemporary décor and French doors opening onto the veranda overlooking the garden.
*Parihaka Room - a SuperKing bed in a classic décor, features coloured leadlight glass bay windows.

The large lounge with many period features is an inviting space for guests to unwind or watch TV or Netflix. There is also a small dining table, giving guests the option to eat in if they wish.
A shared guest area in the hallway has a fridge, microwave & kettle, selection of teas & coffee, bottled water & treats available 24/7.
A delicious continental breakfast with a selection of cereals, local jams, fruits & filled croissants are enjoyed by our guests in the main dining room.

Chelsea House is the perfect base to discover Whangarei & enjoy beautiful subtropical Northland - Tutukaka Coast, Poor Knights Marine Reserve, Whangarei Heads, Bream Head, and numerous walking trails & unspoilt beaches. Even the Bay of Islands are only 1hr 20mins away and can easily be explored from here

Doubtless Bay Retreat

Doubtless Bay and Surrounds

Prices from $390 to $590 per couple

47 State Highway 10 Coopers Beach.

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Modern and beautiful three level accommodation, located at Cooper Beach in the Far North. Each level is self-contained and has its own entrance. There are two one bedroom apartments, and one three-bedroom apartment with large well equipped kitchen. Beautiful golden sand beach lined with ancient Pohotukawa trees. Send an inquiry for a special rate if you would like to book out the entire three levels.

The property has direct beach access down to Coopers Beach, which is a beautiful beach to enjoy swimming and relaxing, or walk along to the Taumarumaru Recreation Reserve at low tide. Coopers Beach is a very safe beach for children to swim, as there is no drop off and the water is most often calm. Perfect for families of all ages.

The top apartment has one bedroom, one bathroom and a small but well equipped kitchen. The apartment sits amongst the treetops, and has the most magnificent ocean views, overlooking the whole of Doubtless Bay. This apartment is perfect for a romantic getaway or a solo retreat.

The Ocean View Apartment has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a large well-equipped kitchen. The ocean views from this level are equally as breath-taking as the top apartment, and encompass the whole of Doubtless Bay.

The garden apartment is set amongst the garden with direct beach access just off the lawn. It has one bedroom, and one bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen. Glimpses of the ocean can be seen through the greenery surrounding the apartment.

Matakohe House Bed and Breakfast

Kaipara area

Prices from $180 to $190 per couple

Good place to stop over if you are driving back to Auckland from West Northland

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Matakohe House is surrounded by a large, covered, sun-drenched deck overlooking picturesque blooms and water views.

The B&B has four bedrooms with en-suite, a communal lounge used by house guests which is both functional and comfortable with Large Screen Tv and a kitchenette where you can help yourself to tea or coffee and a treat.

Kauri Villas


Prices from $150 to $265 per couple

Just 20 minutes from Whangarei.

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At Kauri Villas we offer more than a comfortable bed and a delicious breakfast. This lovingly restored 19th century villa enjoys a prime position with breathtaking views overlooking Parua Bay, the sea and unspoiled countryside. Our twelve acres of beautiful native bush and waterfalls are host to many native birds, with paths giving access. Relax by the pool or in the heated spa and watch the sunset with a cup of fresh ground coffee or a glass of wine.

Enjoy hosted B&B in the Villas with 2 suites to choose from - Colonial or Magnolia in the main villas, each with their own guest lounge, or our Kohinui Studio attached to our separate cottage.

Self-Contained Accommodation:
Kohinui Holiday Cottage. This can take a maximum of 8 guests, in 4 bedrooms. Or if you only have up to 4 guests, then book the Kohinui Holiday Unit, - 2 bedrooms & open plan kitchen/living room.
Camelia 0ne bedroom self contained cottage is ideal for a single person or a couple.
Games room with pool table, table tennis, etc.
Ideal for larger groups as we can take a maximum of 18 people. Please enquire via our website for special group booking prices.
Located just 20 minutes from Whangarei, on the road towards Whangarei Heads with its spectacular beaches and walking tracks. With so much to see and do, Kauri Villas is well placed to be the base for your Northland holiday. Evening meals by arrangement.

Parkhill Fine Accommodation


Prices from $125 to $130 per couple

Whangarei CBD

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Discover the comforts and hospitality of this stylish modern accommodation located a few minute's walk from the city centre. Stroll through the shops, restaurants, and cafés at your leisure.
Great views of the Hatea River and Town Basin area. Parkhill offer a choice of two room types, either a king-size bed with spacious ensuite or twin King singles with ensuite and spa bath. All rooms are smoke-free and contain a TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan, iron and ironing board. A big flat screen TV with Freeview and Netflix. FREE WiFi is also available throughout. Select your own breakfast option, enjoy an in-house breakfast for an additional $15 per head or try one of the numerous cafés nearby or simply bring your own. Off-street parking is available at no charge. Free airport-pickup available on request.

Parkhill is perfectly located for easy access to the CBD.

Your hosts: Rob and Pauline Dinsdale.

Coastal Chalet Suites - Whangaroa

Other Rural Northland

Prices from $185 to $520 per couple

5 minutes to Whangaroa Waterfront - 30 mins to Kerikeri

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3 Self Contained Suites ideally suited for couples and families
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Large outdoor patio area, spacious 3 level (Suite A)
Open plan kitchen and dining area, large downstairs bathroom with spa bath. Outdoor veranda with hot spa, bar and large outdoor dining area. Caters to larger groups.

Self Contained Accommodation includes:
Garden View (Suite B) split level
Open plan kitchen, dinning and lounge with bed room, super king bed, bathroom upstairs. Private outdoor space with BBQ, hot spa, outside dining.

Harbour/rural View (Suite C)
Open Plan living, dining, kitchen with super king size bed.
Private deck, BBQ, hot spa, outside dining.


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