Northland (New Zealand)

Northland Travel Guide and Trip Resources


The winterless North

Historically significant for New ZealandTouristic
Much to do & nice weather to do it
Nature, bays & beaches

This is the place where it all started for New Zealand. Where its original inhabitants ventured ashore on canoes, where the British landed their fleets to make claim and where the treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840 which gave birth to the nation under dual custodianship.

Clearly this is an important and meaningful place in the hearts and minds of its people. But let's get to the reason you're here - its reputation for having no winter. This is of course true, it has the best weather in the country with a subtropical climate it stays pretty perfect all year round.

Take a break and bask in the very northern point where you can watch the sea collide with the ocean - sounds cool right; it is a reference to the Tasman sea (the waters between Australia and New Zealand) and the Pacific ocean meeting.

If you, like many, are road-tripping your way around then heading to Northland is a wise choice, you're close to Auckland, you have coast nearby all the time, there are are some gems like Bay of Islands, your greeted by rolling green hills and it is the historical epicentre of the country.

With a range of activities that will appeal to most it is pretty ideal for families we must say. [Review by nikodonnell]

Key info

  • Northland is a region in New Zealand. It is situated at an altitude of 827ft and the best airport to fly into is AKL (Auckland International, Auckland)
  • The currency used in New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Northland Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

66 66 64 61 57 54 52 54 55 57 61 64

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.5 2.9 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8

More Northland travel resources

There is a crazy list of things you can do in this region - head here for a good list of them.

Here is a site with a collection of promo videos (which you can buy a copy of strangely enough) to give you a glimpse of the places.

May I trouble you for a high gloss digital flip through magazine on the region? (we hear you ask) Why of course you may - right here.

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