Spirits Bay

Visit Spirits Bay

A popular kiwi camping spot, the Spirits Bay campsite is a great place to get a way from it all and a good base from which to explore the Cape Reinga region.

Te Paki dunes sandboarding

Go sandboarding at Te Paki Dunes

No visit to the top of New Zealand's North Island would be complete without sandboarding at the giant Te Paki sand dunes near Cape Reinga.

Hahei Beach sunrise

Visit Cathedral Cove and Hahei Beach

For us, summer each year starts with a trip to Hahei Beach and an early morning paddle to Cathedral Cove. Here’s why we just can’t get enough of this place.

Ripiro Beach

Walk the Kai Iwi Lakes Coastal Track

To be honest, this track isn’t a must-do, but if you’re visiting nearby Kai Iwi Lakes (you really should), consider this easy walk with it's little surprise.

Kai Iwi Lake, Pine Beach Campground - Northland

Camp at Kai Iwi Lakes

Kai Iwi Lakes is one of our favourite Northland campgrounds. You won't find clearer freshwater lakes to swim in than these upper North Island beauties.

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

Visit Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

New Zealand's most interesting rock formations have got to be Punakaiki's incredible limestone Pancake Rocks in the West Coast's Paparoa National Park.

Hokitika Gorge

Visit Hokitika Gorge

It sounds like a cliche, but the incredible turquoise water that flows through Hokitika Gorge is something you really have to see to believe.

Kaitiaki sledging

Go white water sledging in Rotorua

River rafting is cool but white water river sledging or hydrospeeding takes the fun to whole other level thanks to the crew at Kaitiaki Adventures.

White Island

Visit White Island

Take a once in a lifetime trip to White Island (Te Puia o Whakaari), New Zealand's most active volcano situated 50 km off the North Island's east coast.

Mount Manaia

Climb Mount Manaia

At 403m, a climb up Mount Manaia makes for an excellent workout and you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of Whangarei Harbour and nearby Bream Head.