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The west coast of Northland is home to ancient kauri forests, wild windswept harbours, giant sand dunes, historic country towns and an impressive 153 shipwreck sites.
Kaiwaka - known as the 'little town of lights', at night time hundreds of twinkling lights welcome travellers.
Dargaville, the Kumara Capital and Matakohe a charming rural village, are rural towns steeped in fascinating pioneer history.
A place of ever-shifting sands, petrified kauri, fossilized leaves and an eerie past full of mystery and intrigue.
Dream of a place of sheer beauty that was created more than 1.8 million years ago for the delight of kiwi campers, and you have the Kai Iwi Lakes - crystal clear freshwater lakes.
Of all New Zealand’s kauri forests, none is more famous than the Waipoua Forest.
As you approach the seaside settlements of Omapere & Opononi you’ll notice the immense sand dunes of Niua.
More than 1000 years ago Kupe and his people were the first to arrive in NZ landing on the shores of Hokianga Harbour.
Rawene, New Zealand’s 3rd oldest European settlement has great cafés and craft shops and visitors are welcome at historic Clendon House.
Horeke, a picturesque little port town to the north of Taheke was the first settlement in the Hokianga and the second oldest town in New Zealand (Wairere Boulders pictured).