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Best things to do in Northland

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“Local boutiques and market produce, delicious food stalls and a buzzing atmosphere”
65 locals recommend
Bar
“Go at sunset and grab a table along the strand. Reservations recommended. Very romantic!”
39 locals recommend
Motel
“A site of great cultural significance to New Zealand's indigenous and European people. This is where the country's bi-cultural nationhood was first formed wit the signing of a treaty in the late 1800s. ”
30 locals recommend
Cinema
“The most beautiful cinema you'll visit while staying at Omaha Beach. There are four theatres, each with their own theme. A great night out!”
35 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Whangarei - Interesting tall falls seen from an easy stroll just past carpark, or down a lovely bush track to view from the bottom pool looking up”
20 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei Heads Harbour under the majestic Mt. Aubrey and Whangarei Headland. The venue is suited to all – the tavern has two large deck areas and an expansive lawn so it can cater for most group sizes. Lounge with us on a bean bag under the beautiful pohutukawa tree. ”
31 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic building as first European stone building of substance in the area”
31 locals recommend
Café
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“Another fine dining restaurant, very popular with the locals. Good selection. Very tasty.”
27 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great waterfalls at the end of a nice walk through bush. Details in our folder”
22 locals recommend
Store
“Matakohe - Beautifully displayed and very interesting and informative of early years of Kauri trees and kauri gum use...and living. 60km from home.”
17 locals recommend
Café
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“Gorgeous cafe and chocolate shop which runs chocolate making workshops in school holidays.”
23 locals recommend
Mountain
“⋒ Make sure to bring a water bottle as there are plenty of steps to the top of Mt. Manaia. ⋒ the platform overlooks Whangarei heads & is best seen for sunrise. Allow approx 45-1hr for climbing and 45 minute to the carpark. ⋒ Toilet facilities are on-site”
17 locals recommend
Establishment
“Their food is always top notch and consistent. I love the shared plates so we get to try more dishes!”
27 locals recommend
Establishment
“In terms of making the most of the Bay, I would have to recommend going to Waitangi, the "birthplace of a Nation" where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, which is a 5 minute drive away.”
16 locals recommend
Establishment
“Whangarei - Interesting scenic area around the yachts and boats at the city centre. Cafes, interesting shops, clock museum. 25min drive from home.”
23 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of the longest driveable beaches in New Zealand. Drive it or sit and soak up the expansive opening to the Tasman Sea. ”
18 locals recommend