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Recommended Books

A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand

A practical field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants. Andrew Crowe

Gardener's Encyclopaedia of NZ Native Plants

Gardener's Encyclopaedia of NZ Native Plants

Cave, Paddison

Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand

Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand

Poole and Adams

The Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Native Trees

The Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Native Trees

J.T. Salmon

Which Native Plant Can I Grow Here?

Which Native Plant Can I Grow Here?

Andrew Crowe

100 Best NZ Native Plants for Gardens

100 Best NZ Native Plants for Gardens

Fiona Eadie



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Links to Northland New Zealand Accomodation & Activities

 Quality accomodation in Northland,  or other activities that celebrate New Zealand's natural environment

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Click the banner below to be takento the Whangaroa community website and experience all that Whangaroa has to offer.

Whangaroa Community Website

Whangaroa county is 45 minute drive from the Bay of Islands and Kaitaia. This website lists accomodation, activities and info on Whangaroa.

Taitokerau maoritourism

 Enjoy the delights of our sub-tropical paradise, experience our warm hospitality, our culture, heritage, and the very special service of  Maori and cultural tourism operators  who cast their net the length and breadth of Tai Tokerau

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Whangaroa houseboats. "Stress free holidays, lazy days afloat."

While in Whangaroa why not stay on a houseboat. A unique and fun way to enjoy all the beauty and awesome fishing Whangaroa Harbour has to offer.

One New Zealand

One New Zealand

Kaitaia and Far North Attractions, Tours and Accomodation



Mangonui Beach House

The Mangonui Beach House is a recently refurbished 3 bedroom home overlooking the Mangonui Harbour, situated in picturesque Mill Bay.

Backpack New Zealand

Backpack New Zealand

Backpacking, tramping and Hiking in New Zealand

Create your own slice of paradise at Rangiora Eco Village

Rangiora Eco Village is a 120 hectare sustainable coastal development with stunning views over the Hokianga Harbour, in the sub-tropical region of Northland. It is locatedonly 4kms from the historic village and artists haven of Kohukohu in New Zealand.

If you are looking for some of the best fishing in the world or just want to relax in beautiful peaceful surroundings then The Oyster House,Totara North, Whangaroa, New Zealand is a great choice.


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Hiking New Zealand

Visit this site for a full range of hiking options from small group to 10 day Hiking Safaris .

Coastal Chalet Guest House

Coastal Holiday Accommodation in Northland
Beautiful and private - Whangaroa
All new "luxury" accommodation at affordable prices!

This contemporary split level designer chalet offers luxury self-catering holiday accommodation. Choose from 3 luxurious Suites

Waima Lodge

Waima lodge. Exclusive accommodation in the heart of Hokianga. Superior, romantic luxury set in exotic, picturesque surroundings. A beautiful Kauri Villa, built to a superior standard of quality in South Hokianga. Spacious, luxuriously appointed bedrooms.

Rusty Anchor

Rusty Anchor Backpacker Haven.  Affordable accommodation in a Slice of Paradise.The Rusty Anchor Backpackers is in Whatuwhiwhi at the top of the beautiful unspoiled Karikari Peninsula. 40 mins. drive north of Totara North.

Mill Bay Motel

Mill Bay motel is a great place to stay in Mangonui. It offers spectacular views of Mangonui Harbour,and is just 5 min. walk from Mangonui Historic Village


Mistic manaia

Mistic Manaia

Your host Christine has history & knowledge of the lovely Whangarei Heads area. Kiwis & other native birds can be seen and heard from here.

Summerfields Country lodge

Summerfields Country Lodge. A brand new country retreat offering 5 stylish ensuite rooms that wont blow your budget. Only 1 hours drive north from the Bay of Islands, 20 mins from Totara North and 5 minutes drive to historic Mangonuis cafes, shops and the famous Mangonui Fish & Chip Shop.Summerfields Country lodge

Arcadia lodge

Arcadia Lodge, Russell, Bay of Islands
History, charm, good food & glorious views
Arcadia Lodge is a turn of the century home with commanding views of Matauwhi Bay. The  relaxing, convivial and comfortable accommodation is just a stroll from Russell heritage village. Check out the website from here.

New Zealand backpacking

Check out some of the 2000 listings for backpacking activities in New Zealand


The Cat's pyjamas

A unique Bed and Breakfast in Doubtless Bay

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 Share the natural beauty of New Zealand with eco guides who enhance the environment, and benefit the community.



 TrekNature is dedicated to fostering a global community interested in nature photography from around the world.


Orongo Bay Holiday Park Russell Bay of Islands

For a Kiwi lifestyle experience in the idyllic Bay of Islands, choose the Orongo Bay Holiday Park, Russell Rd, Russell. Set in 12 acres of native bush and bird life.

taipabay resort

Taipa Bay Resort in Doubtless Bay is right on the beach and has all amenities for a quality stay in Northland

Northland seakayaks

Northland Sea kayaking offers an experience which is a rare opportunity to explore Whangaroa's coast and islands, with a multitude of sea life literally at your arms length. In your environmentally friendly kayak, you'll be amazed at what you can encounter

Acacia Lodge

Acacia Lodge has 15 well appointed quality units in a lovely location on the waters edge offering studio and two bedroom family units. Each unit faces out over the water of Mill Bay, Mangonui only 5 mins. walk from the Mangonui fish shop

Kahurangi Guided Walks

Kahurangi Guided Walks provides a quality guided tramping or trekking experience for those who really want to enjoy New Zealand's great walks. Be inspired, educated and awestruck when you trek with us. Abel Tasman Coastal Track, the Heaphy Track, Golden Bay treks and many other great walks are

Waimanu Lodge

 Waimanu lodge overlooking Whangaroa harbour offers luxury accommodation with panoramic views of Whangaroa Harbour, only 30 minutes from Kerikeri Bay of Islands. Qualmark endosed 5 stars.


 Robin Booth operates Wharepuke , a subtropical garden in Kerikeri. Many rare and uncommon plants from around the world are on show to the public.Gardens are nearly two hectares in size and are open all the year round.Also, The Venue for Art Space and gatherings.


Individuals such as naturalists, guides, historians and community activists from all over the world invite travelers to come for a visit and participate in very small-scale programs they themselves have developed.