Northland has a sub-tropical climate with average day-time temperatures of 16 to 24°C over the year and 2,000 sunshine hours. Northland is home to the Bay of Islands, renowned for its beaches, water activities and heritage.
Paihia in the Bay of Islands is approximately a 3-hour drive from Auckland. Should you wish to visit Cape Reinga (the northern tip of New Zealand) it is a further 3-hours’ drive.
Whilst visiting Northland you may wish to play golf at Kauri Cliffs. This world ranked course combines a spectacular course with views which would be hard to surpass.
During your stay in the region, take a boat journey out to the islands which can include a dolphin encounter; visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to learn about the history of the area and, if time allows, travel along the west coast on your return journey and visit the beautiful kauri forest.