New Zealand's North Island - Bay of Islands & Northland (PDF Chapter)
This is the Bay of Islands & Northland chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island guidebook.
Beaches are the main drawcard and they’re here in profusion. The west coast shelters the most spectacular remnants of the ancient kauri forests; the remaining giant trees are an awe-inspiring sight and one of the nation’s treasures.
- splash about Matauri Bay, body surfing, sunbathing and strolling
- watch oceans collide at Cape Reinga while souls depart
- pay homage to the ancient kauri giants of Waipoua Forest
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Whangarei District, Mangawhai, Waipu & Bream Bay, Whangarei, Whangarei Heads, Tutukaka Coast & the Poor Knights Islands, Coastal Route to Russell, Bay of Islands, Russell, Paihia & Waitangi, Urupukapuka Island, Kerikeri, The Far North, Matauri & Tauranga Bays, Whangaroa Harbour, Doubtless Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Cape Reinga & Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia, Ahipara, Hokianga, Motuti, Kohukohu, Horeke & around, Rawene, Opononi & Omapere, Waiotemarama & Waimamaku, Kauri Coast, Waipoua Forest, Trounson Kauri Park, Kai Iwi Lakes, Baylys Beach, Dargaville, Poutu Point, Matakohe.
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