Northland is a popular destination, with many places to visit, including Urupukapuka Island, Mimiwhangata Coastal Park and Waipoua Forest.
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Cape Reinga and Herekino Forest are both found in the Kaitaia area. The Herekino Forest is home to many rare and threatened species, including the North Island brown kiwi, long-tailed bat and kauri snail.
Whether spending the night at the Cape Brett Hut, kayaking out to Motuarohia/Roberton Island or hiking along the Omahuta Kauri Sanctuary Walk, the Bay of Islands area features a number of amazing outdoor opportunities.
DOC conservation lands in Northland's Whangarei area include Tangihua Forest, Motutara Recreation area and more. Your explorations might include a walk on Piroa Falls Track or visiting Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve.
Trounson Kauri Park and the Waipoua and Trounson Kauri forests are found in the Kauri Coast area. In Waipoua Forest you can walk to Tane Mahuta - the largest living kauri.
An A-Z listing of Northland places to visit.
Tiritiri Matangi, Rangitoto and Great Barrier Island, in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf, are amongst the many beautiful and significant places to visit in the Auckland region.
From forest parks to scenic reserves, alpine areas to protected coasts, there are hundreds of special conservation places.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Walking track categories
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Northland places
Tips for driving on unsealed roads