See and Do

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

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.

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.

Ranui Passenger and Cycle Transport

It is more than just a boat ride – the skippers tell you the most amazing stories and bring the Harbour to life!  The scenery is amazing!  And the trip becomes a memorable part of your time on the cycle trail!

Hokianga Harbour

Discover the tidal mangrove marshes in the Hokianga Harbour which cover thousands of acres and are a rich breeding ground for harbour and open sea fish.

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

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

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.

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.

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 be named after Aperahama Te Awa, a prominent Māori churchman who died in 1884 and who lies buried in the churchyard. The first church built on the site in 1837 …

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