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Holidays in Northland

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Top hotels in Northland

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
3 out of 5
9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei
The price is NZ$149 per night from 11 Apr. to 12 Apr.
3.7/5Good! (290 reviews)

"The property is situated in a convenient location. Was noisy most of the time. Booked for 3 adults, got amenities for 2 people (2 cups, 2 glasses, etc)"…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2021

Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre
Taipa Beach Resort
Taipa Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
22 Taipa Point Road, Taipa
Free cancellation
The price is NZ$165 per night from 3 May to 4 May
4.4/5Excellent! (177 reviews)


Reviewed on 5 Apr. 2021

Taipa Beach Resort
Grand Hotel, Whangarei
Grand Hotel, Whangarei
2.5 out of 5
2 Bank Street, Northland, Whangarei
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$90 per night from 11 Apr. to 12 Apr.
3.4/5 (271 reviews)

"Taste of the old world without being outdated. We always love the balcony or queens room. The oub downstairs on karaoke night is awesome too. Will always come back x"…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb. 2021

Grand Hotel, Whangarei
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top activities in Northland

Northland Holiday

Head north from Auckland to discover countless perfect beaches, ancient kauri forests and the charming colonial villages of New Zealand’s “Winterless North.” Northland is New Zealand’s northernmost region and encompasses long stretches of coastline, picturesque farms, forests and rolling hills. Discover orchards filled with citrus and avocado trees, surf beaches, secret coves and pretty towns where some of New Zealand’s oldest stories were born.

Many travellers head straight for the sublime Bay of Islands. The backpackers’ haven of Paihia is at the bay’s centre and the prettier, quieter town of Russell lies across the water. Stay a few nights in either location and swim with the dolphins, learn to sail or head out on a fishing charter in search of big game. 

Enjoy a unique experience driving on the sand at Ninety Mile Beach. This beach is actually a designated highway. Follow the sandy road northward to reach the impressive Cape Reinga Lighthouse. Look out to sea from here and you will see the merging currents of New Zealand’s two main oceans. 

Return via the east coast and make a stop at any of the pristine beaches along the way. Some of the best beaches are found on the Karikari Peninsula, while other beautiful coastal spots are located around Whangarei Heads and Tawharanui. 

Don’t miss Te Matua Ngahere, New Zealand’s oldest kauri tree, located in the Waipoua Forest. Learn about the forestry industry and the region’s history in this area at several museums and galleries nearby.

Known to Kiwis as the “Winterless North,” Northland certainly has a milder year-round climate than the rest of the country, though winters can still be wet. Summer and autumn are the most settled and pleasant time to visit.

Northland is located 220 miles (350 kilometres) north of Auckland. Explore Northland with one of several tour companies to visit the region’s major sights. Otherwise, rent a car to discover yet more empty beaches, hidden communities and natural treasures.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Northland holiday package cost?
Perhaps less than you imagined — from a low , in fact! By bundling hotels, flights and car rentals into your own tailor-made package, your trip to Northland is just clicks away.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Northland holiday package?
Plans can change in a flash, so yes, you can. You may be able to change or cancel your Northland holiday package at no cost if you’ve booked in the last 24 hours. For bookings made more than 24 hours ago, you can still make changes, but your airline, hotel or car rental company may charge additional fees. Need more information? Visit our Customer Service Portal. We’re here to help make sure your trip goes off without a hitch.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Northland?
Think of all the wonderful things you could do in Northland with an extra $200. If you bundle your hotel and airfare bookings into a package, that’s what you could save! You have so much choice with Expedia. In fact, you can select from over 400 airlines and 1 000 000 hotel options globally. Whether you’re heading away with the whole family or travelling solo, exploring Northland is better with a deal.
What are the top hotels in Northland?
When it comes to properties in Whangarei, Discovery Settlers Hotel and Quality Hotel Oceans Tutukaka are two great options. If you’re also heading to Kaitaia, Kauri Lodge Motel and Loredo Motel look forward to welcoming you.
When is the best time of year to visit Northland?
Anytime is an excellent time of year to take a break in Northland, but you’ll generally land the best deals in . Prices tend to soar in , so expect to hand over more dollars for your flights and hotel. Into sightseeing but don’t like huge crowds? Lock in your Northland getaway for . Typically, it’s much quieter than it is in .
How far in advance should I book my Northland holiday?
To bag discount prices, book as soon as you can. Air carriers generally begin selling tickets, along with some of the lowest fares, around a year in advance. Hotels, car rental and activities should also be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment. If you’re in need of a last-minute getaway in Northland, there are always plenty of great deals to be had on Expedia. Check them out now!
What does an Expedia Northland travel package include?
Rental cars, hotels and flights — we have them well covered. With Expedia, you can shape your Northland travel package just the way you want. All you have to do is figure out just what you need. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add extras like activities and experiences. The more you bundle, the greater your savings!
What should I know before booking a Northland travel package?
Whether it’s adventure or relaxation you’re seeking, a Northland holiday package lets you plan your escape your way. Plus, you’ll score great discounts just for combining your accommodation with your flights and rental car. The more you bundle, the bigger the savings!
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Northland holiday packages?
Your bank balance shouldn’t stop you from getting the best out of your holiday, so Expedia has come up with a plan to help. Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, it’s easier than ever to book the perfect getaway that won’t drain your wallet. Simply Book Now, Pay Later and take the strain out of budgeting for your journey.
Can I choose my airline with a Northland Expedia holiday package?
Yes — and it’s simple too. Expedia has access to more than 550 partner airlines worldwide. Our packages give you the flexibility to pick from available flights, hotels and activities that suit you.