Welcome to Northland
The northern-most region of New Zealand, Northland is a gold, green and blue land of history, culture and water-based activities. Here you can spend days exploring stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear blue bays and lush subtropical rainforests.
The main centre in Northland is Whangarei City. Located in the beautiful Bay of Islands, Kerikeri is the largest town.
Northland has a population of approximately 179,076* people.
Northland enjoys a sub-tropical oceanic climate with warm humid summers and mild wet winters. In summer, temperatures range from approximately 22°C to 26°C, occasionally rising above 30°C. In winter, the maximum temperatures in Northland range between approximately 14°C and 20°C
Things to Do in Northland
The beautiful northern region of New Zealand is home to spectacular coastlines with beaches that stretch for miles, marine reserves that teem with ocean life, sprawling kauri forests with ancient, towering trees and two oceans that meet.
Some of the most famous attractions include diving at Poor Knights Islands, visiting Tane Mahuta - the "Lord of the Forest", visiting the beautiful Bay of Islands, and walking the Mimiwhangata Coastal Park - home to recovering bird and marine species.
Though much of Northland is uninhabited, there are well maintained roads to all major towns and cities. Within towns such as Whangarei there are cycleways, foot paths, airports, wharves and boat ramps. Public transport options in the larger locations include buses, taxis and water taxis.
Access to some of the more remote parts of Northland is best obtained either by hiring a car, or joining a tour. There are a range of car rental companies and tour companies providing these services in Whangarei, Kerikeri and some of the other large towns.