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Parks and nature in Northland

Top parks

Garden
“⋒ Best visited when the sun it out as there's a lot to explore. Cafe on sight (but it isn't great)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“⋒ If you're visiting Aotearoa (NZ) and want to see some Kiwi head to Kiwi North where they have Kiwi rehabilitating that you can see. Be sure to check their website and go when they are doing a feeding. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Cultural - Sightseeing, walks. Also check out the sand dunes on the way there. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Waipoua Forest is a beautiful place and very serene. Strolling through has a calming effect and is quite relaxing.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Superb views and historic flag pole that dates back to disputes between the native Maoris and early British settlers”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Historic park with the river running through ... feed the ducks or climb to the top of Parahaki or walk through connecting bush tracks to the Whangarei Falls, A H Reed Park (canopy bridge) or back towards the Town Basin via the aquatic centre and enjoy the boardwalk through the mangroves”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“"Wairere Boulders" is a Nature Park created on private property. Here you enjoy a world unique basalt boulder formation on a stroll through the Wairere valley. You will see the only eroded basalt rocks in the world (as far as known).”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“The walk between the Park and the waterfall follows the Hatea River. There are many picnic spots and fresh water swimming holes. This is an easy walk, with some short steep climbs, that is suitable for all ages and it is a popular running track for many locals.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
“Its free to watch all kinds of sports here at weekends and hockey at night. Play tennis for free on their courts”
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Surf Spot
“great surf, also has surf life savers for safe swimming in crystal clear water”
  • 16 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Great surf beach, walks, swimming, hiking, heads walkway, bird watching **Beware - no surf club!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“A lovely long sandy beach where you can begin your walk to the mermaid pools. Take good footwear though.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“A good walk and then swim at a secluded beach and picnic under the pohutukawas.”
  • 1 local recommends
Surf Spot
“Wild beauty, untouched miles of golden sand and surf. Some of the best surfing in the world is at Te Arai so take your boardkkkw. This beach is a must visit if you want a beautiful beach walk and to feel like you’re miles from anywhere. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful east facing beach. Great for sunrises but also a top great beach with magnificent views of the islands.”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
“There are so many walks available with outstanding views, whether it is on a beach, forest or farmland there is always a view! Check out the local DOC walks for details.”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“Great walk, stunning views and a lovely place to swim as long there aren't big swells. Walk from Matapouri Beach.”
  • 1 local recommends