Sun, sand and sea breezes. The long peninsula north of Auckland offers summer delights as it extends close to the tropics. Rolling hills twist into lovely bays and quiet beaches. It’s easy to find a lonely stretch of sand here. Key destinations include Cape Reinga- where the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea mix and swirl (great for scenic flights), and the Bay of Islands is the key destination. Come for dolphin swims, day cruises out to the hole in the rock and deep sea fishing. Dive on the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior. Walk through ageless forests of Kauri trees as large as redwoods. Or get up early for a round of links at the beautiful Kauri Cliffs golf course.

New Zealand – Northland – Top Activities:

Dolphin Swimming
Walking a hidden beach
Golfing the spectacular Kauri Cliffs links course

Cycling Among the Vines in Marlborough. Image: Tourism New Zealand
Scenic Walks in Mt Cook and Aoraki. Image: Tourism New Zealand
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Romantic Luxury Private Vacation: Fly, Sail, and Savor New Zealand

Discover New Zealand’s pristine wilderness with the utmost luxury and exclusivity. Enjoy private boat charters and helicopter excursions to explore some of New Zealand’s most dazzling scenery, from active volcanoes to icy blue glaciers to golden beaches.

Trip Type: Highlights, Romantic Getaways, Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife & Wilderness, Spa & Relaxation, Food and Wine