What shall we do if...
We're into nature
If you’re big on nature you’ve come to the right place. In this unique region with its warm subtropical climate, flora and fauna can be found in abundance.
A trip to the islands is a must – read about the options for camping and walking on Urupukapuka and learn about some of the conservation groups that are working in the area. Drive out to Rangitane and visit the Aroha Island Ecological Centre. You could join Adventure Puketi for a forest walk, or head out towards Rawhiti and enjoy the beautiful half-day track to Whangamumu Whaling Station. For the ultimate nature experience, join the Ecocruz for a three day on-the-water experience combining sailing, kayaking and snorkelling with an emphasis on appreciating the marine environment. Back on land, you shouldn't miss the opportunity for a guided night walk in the forest with Adventure Puketi.
Then take the coastal road down to Mimiwhangata to soak up Northland's rugged and isolated beauty. You should also head on to Tutukaka and take a trip out to the Poor Knights islands for a dive experience that will change your life!