Bay of Islands - the setting to a number of Maori legends and sacred sites
Northland's museums contain a wealth of fascinating stories. Learn about the region's mighty Kauri Trees and pioneering past at Matakohe's Kauri Museum, then continue your journey north to Russell to hear the story of the beginning of New Zealand as a nation. You’ll find out about New Zealand's Scottish settlers in Waipu, and if you're interested in classic cars head to Doubtless Bay or Maungatapere. Whangarei Museum has an excellent collection of Māori Taonga (treasures) as well as a nocturnal house, home to live Kiwi.