The Northland region is an outdoor playground with golden beaches, dramatic unspoilt coastline, stunning vistas and ancient Kauri forests. The Waipoua Forest on Northland's west coast is home to the 2,000 year old Tane Mahuta - the largest Kauri tree in the world. Northland also offers up dozens of vineyards producing world-class wines.
The definitive where-to-ride guide for cycling in New Zealand
A visit to the Northland isn't complete without visiting the Bay of Islands - an area filled with tropical islands, warm waters filled with bottlenose dolphins, plenty of sunshine and one of New Zealand's 18 Great Rides. The Twin Coast Cycle Trail will take in some of the best of Northland's landscapes and history over 72 kilometres of Grade 1 riding.
With a subtropical climate, the Northland is New Zealand's warmest region and is a year-round cycling destination.