Northland is rich in a unique history that ties both Maori and non Maori people together.
The people who first came to these shores were both bold and adventurous. Over 1000 years ago the legendary explorer Kupe aboard the ocean going waka (canoe) Nga Toki Matawhaorua arrived in the Hokianga Harbour and the first people of the land arrived on our shores. By the late 1700’s the Europeans arrived. Today many of the people that live here are descended from those early arrivals. As Northlanders we live, work and thrive in an environment which is the envy of the inhabitants of big cities and a more bustling lifestyle.
Beautiful subtropical Northland, where the sun shines brightly, the grass grows greener and the water is warmer.
The Luxury Lodges of New Zealand now have five luxury lodges located in the Northland & Bay of Island's region's sparcely populated beaches, gold, pink & black sand, ancient native forests, golf, hiking, biking & horseriding, sailing, deep sea fishing & world class diving. These guest experiences together with world-class gastronomy connect each lodge stay by road, helicopter or The Landing's luxury launch Ata Rangi on a private coastal transfer from Auckland!
Start or end a New Zealand itinerary with the latest luxury lodge to join the collection; Te Arai Lodge just 90 minutes from downtown Auckland. Connect by road, air or sea to Helena Bay, Eagles Nest, The Landing or The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. With a variety of accommodation styles from private suites to two - five bedroom fully serviced exclusive residences, we recommend a stay of a minimum 3 nights at each. All fully serviced with exquisite cuisine & hospitality - each a destination in themselves & the ultimate relaxation retreat.