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Te Waimate Mission

New Zealand’s second oldest building, the Te Waimate Mission preserves missionary, farming and architectural history, as well as stories of important early encounters between Maori and Europeans. Through its history, the property has been host to Charles Darwin, was the location of the Second signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and was occupied by hundreds of British soldiers during the Northern Land Wars.

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Clendon House

Clendon House was once home to James Reddy Clendon, a ship owner and trader who was in the thick of the earliest Maori and Pakeha interactions. James was a witness to the New Zealand Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Waitangi, and was the first United States Consul. When he died, his wife Jane was left with little money and huge debts and you can follow her storey at Clendon house as she worked to save the house, pay off her debts and educate her children.

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Footprints Waipoua

Step into our world with local Maori guides for an unforgettable journey of storytelling, Maori song and interactive interpretation in the Waipoua Forest

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Māngungu Mission Station

Established on the shore of the spectacular Hokianga Harbour in 1828 as a Wesleyan Mission station. Don’t miss this inspirational spot at either the start or the end of your twin coast cycle trail

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Visiting the award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum of Waitangi are an absolute ‘must-do’ for visitors and locals alike. Great food and gift shop as well.

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Waitangi Mountain Bike Park

Mountain Bike trails for the serious rider to the novice, over 30 trails to choose from.

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Aperahama Church

A visit to this historic church is well worth the short ride from Kaikohe. It is a Gothic revival church built by and thought to …

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Ngawha Springs

Ngawha Springs is a geothermal hot pool complex consisting of 16 mineral baths each with unique nutrient and temperature characteristics used for centuries for relaxation as well as their therapeutic qualities and healing properties.

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Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park and Bike Hire

“Beautiful birds in the Bay of Islands. Not only a beautiful campsite with lovely facilities, but as a bird sanctuary guests have the chance to see native New Zealand birds right next to their tents! We had a family of weka and piwakawaka with us our whole stay. 10/10 would recommend – a real treasure!!” Beckie March 21

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Pioneer Village, Kaikohe

Nestled in beautiful park like grounds, is a dynamic museum that tells the story of the whole community. A little known treasure! Very close to the cycle trail.

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Bay of Islands Vintage Railway

Take a ride on our star attraction Gabriel, built in 1927, she is fine example of a working steam engine and is the only one of her class left in the world.

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Opua Forest

You can start the Paihia School Road Track at the far end of School Road, Paihia. The track starts 700 metres from the Paihia township.

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