Picture rolling farmlands, gorgeous beaches, quaint fishing towns, island-studded bays and mighty kauri forests and you get a sense of the serenity of Northland.

New Zealand’s remote Northland has idyllic beaches that stretch for miles, only to be interrupted by calm bays, giant sand dunes and beautiful river inlets. All the way north is Cape Reinga and its iconic lighthouse while in the Bay of Islands is Waitangi, a place of great Māori significance. Get off the beaten track to take in the rugged beauty of the west coast, inland waterfalls and kauri forests as well.