Where to find us
Whangarei, Northland’s principal city, has all the facilities for larger conferences and is only a two hour scenic drive north of Auckland. Alternatively, the popular Bay of Islands is just three hours’ drive. Northland also has two domestic airports at Whangarei and Kerikeri (Bay of Islands).
No matter where you go in Northland, it’s never more than 40kms from the coast.
Northland is known for its diverse natural beauty that includes a mixture of white-sand beaches, forests of giant Kauri trees, picturesque islands and huge sand dunes. The ‘Winterless North’ is home to a subtropical climate year-round, making it easy to enjoy the many unique coastal attractions on offer. Don’t miss the Bay of Islands, where you’ll find beautiful Urupukapuka Island and the maritime adventure playground of Russell’s Tapeka Point. An hour south from here lies the sheltered harbour of Tutukaka, gateway to the Poor Knights Marine Reserve which is famous worldwide for its colourful diving opportunities. If you’re interested in visiting ancient Kauri forests, head to Trounson Kauri forest or Waipoua forest. The latter is home to the mighty Tane Mahuta, or Lord of the forest – this majestic Kauri tree is over two thousand years old; with a girth of 13.8m and height of 51m.
For those seeking adventure, grab a boogie board and head to the Top of the North, home of the Te Paki Sand Dunes. Zoom down the towering dunes on your boogy board. Climb to the top, catch your breath, and repeat!
Waitangi Day Celebrations, Bay of Islands
Northland Agricultural Field Days, Dargaville
Snapper Bonanza Fishing Competition, 90 Mile Beach
The Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival August “it” Festival of Wine & Food, Paihia
Conference Venues & Facilities
From modern hotels and motels to exclusive luxury lodges, secluded retreats and historic homesteads, stylish bed & breakfasts, seaside apartments and contemporary health and fitness conscious resorts, Northland easily caters for every type of conference, meeting or event.
From all-inclusive luxury lodges and secluded woodland style retreats, to absolute beachfront resorts, Northland can cater to a wide range of accommodation needs which include the latest in facilities and communications for a successful business meeting.
In the beautiful Bay of Islands you can take a boat cruise, swim with dolphins, dive, fish or just relax in the sun. Be sure to visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds, one of New Zealand’s most significant historic sites.
On the west coast you’ll encounter magnificent Tane Mahuta, the biggest kauri tree in existence. Then venture north to Hokianga Harbour and Ninety-Mile Beach, areas with huge white sand dunes and laid back beach communities.
At the northernmost tip of the country, Cape Reinga, you can watch the seas of the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea collide.
Northland’s only city, Whangarei, has plenty of accommodation and is an excellent place to enjoy the Northland lifestyle. Sit at a quayside café and watch the yachts or visit the growers’ market on a Saturday morning and stock up on the freshest local food.
The full beauty and diversity of Northland is yours to experience when you drive the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. This comprehensive touring route along the Tasman and Pacific coasts mingles stretches of coast, vistas of rolling farming country and lush mystical Kauri rainforest.