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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”
65local recommendations
Bar
“Go at sunset and grab a table along the strand. Reservations recommended. Very romantic!”
38local recommendations
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. ”
27local recommendations
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!”
35local recommendations
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”
19local recommendations
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. ”
31local recommendations
Museum
“Historic building as first European stone building of substance in the area”
31local recommendations
Café
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“Another fine dining restaurant, very popular with the locals. Good selection. Very tasty.”
27local recommendations
Point of Interest
“Great waterfalls at the end of a nice walk through bush. Details in our folder”
21local recommendations
Store
“Matakohe - Beautifully displayed and very interesting and informative of early years of Kauri trees and kauri gum use...and living. 60km from home.”
17local recommendations
Café
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“Gorgeous cafe and chocolate shop which runs chocolate making workshops in school holidays.”
23local recommendations
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”
17local recommendations
Establishment
“Their food is always top notch and consistent. I love the shared plates so we get to try more dishes!”
27local recommendations
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.”
16local recommendations
Establishment
“Whangarei - Interesting scenic area around the yachts and boats at the city centre. Cafes, interesting shops, clock museum. 25min drive from home.”
23local recommendations
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. ”
17local recommendations