An Ideal Base for Your Northland Holiday

By using any of the accommodation on Whangarei Heads as a base you can maximize the benefits of your time in Northland. Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty and tranquility of the immediate surroundings, whilst also having the option of travelling to the many other attractions and destinations around Northland.

Approximate travel times are as follows

  • Tutukaka                                                       1 hour
    • Tutukaka Marina is the base from which to explore The Poor Knights Islands
    • Main operators are Dive!Tutukaka and Perfect Day
    • The Tutukaka coastline has been recognised by National Geographic Magazine as being in the World's top three. Visit Whale Bay, Sandy Bay, Wooley's Bay among others, and see why!
  • The Bay of Islands (Paihia/ Russell)             1.5 hours
    • For trips on the water
      • - Choose a Cruise with Fuller's Great Sights, or
      • -Sail on a tall ship: The R Tucker Thompson
    • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
    • See the stunning views from Flagstaff Hill
     
  • Kerikeri                                                      1.5 hours
    • The Stone Store
    • Famed for its’ annual Half Marathon (every November)
     
  • Kawakawa                                                1.25 hours
    • Hundertwasser Toilets: as featured on Billy Connolly’s tv show
  • Kaitaia                                                      2.5 hours
    • For trips to Ninety Mile Beach
     
  • Cape Reinga                                             3.5 hours
    • The top of North Island
    • Oceans Meet
    • The Lighthouse
  • Bayleys Beach                                           1.5 hours
  • The Waipoua Kauri Forest                         2.5 hours
  • The Matakohe Kauri Gum Museum               2 hours
  • Waipu Museum                                              1 hour
    • This fascinating museum explains the historic connections between Scotland, Nova Scotia, and the local area