Northland has an early and varied history and still experiences cultural and
geographic isolation. Its diverse landscape with a semi-Mediterranean
climate has resulted in a uniquely relaxed atmosphere, attracting a varied
population which is about 40% Maori. Northland is known for friendly
hospitality, arts and crafts, organic farming and alternative life styles.
extreme north lies Cape Reinga, the mythological departing place for the
spirits of the dead after their journey along Ninety Mile Beach. More of
the origins of Maori / European contacts are found in Northland than in any
other place. Place names commemorate great navigators such as Kupe,
Tasman, de Surville and Cook; sites of ancient pa and marae; old mission
stations; battlegrounds; kauri gum digging; Dalmatian and other early
Treaty of Waitangi was signed at Waitangi on 6 February 1840,. This treaty
declared the rights of Maori under the protection of the British Crown.
Information centres at Waitangi and Russell will tell you much about this
and other events in Northland 's past.
climate, incomparable coastline (often un-peopled), many kauri forests such
as the Waipoua Forest and marine reserves, especially the reserve of the
Rainbow Warrior at Matauri Bay, and walkways, make this restful holiday
country. Hosts in Northland offer you physical as well as spiritual peace.
Tourism Website - http://www.northlandnz.com/