Experience Matariki in the birthplace of New Zealand, under stunning Northland skies. Let your holiday start with a scenic route, taking a Northland journey to discover truly iconic destinations. See the Matariki stars from the top of the North, follow Kupe’s footsteps on the wild west coast, and create a memorable winter escape for the family these school holidays.

Visitors are invited to experience one of New Zealand’s cultural icons, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, free of charge for a limited time these school holidays. Delve deeper into Northland’s rich culture and immerse yourself in Te Ao Māori under the Matariki skies, for a truly memorable experience, Northland Style.

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NZTA Waka Kotahi are undertaking important upgrade works on State Highway 1 through the Brynderwyns, due for completion in late June 2024. While works are underway, Northland remains open and ready to welcome visitors via three detour routes. Don’t just follow the stars, plan ahead to make the most of your trip to Northland by visiting the NZTA Journey Planner website, where you’ll find all of the latest roading information to make your journey a safe and enjoyable one. With three alternative routes on offer, it’s over to you to decide which Northland adventure you’ll choose!

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