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About Northland New Zealand

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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 148,000 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


There are many parks, gardens, historic houses, museums and other places of interest in and around Northland, New Zealand.

Places to visit in Northland include Urupukapuka Island, Mimiwhangata Coastal Park, The Poor Knights Islands and Waipoua Forest.

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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.

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