- Northland is good for surfing with beaches suitable for beginners through to the more advanced. Pakiri Beach through to Bream head is always popular; with an interesting left hand break peeling across the river bar at Mangawai Heads.
- Did you know that the Bay of Islands consists of 144 islands and 140 bays? How many are you going to visit?
- The Bay of Islands is about 260 km from Auckland with the trip taking 4 hours by car, 5 hours by bus.
- Did you know that when the very first humans set foot on what we now know as New Zealand, there were only two land mammals? Both were bats and still live in small number in the Puketi Forest.
Looking for a backpackers or a hostel? Jasons has Northland backpackers & hostel accommodation available including dormitories and bunkrooms with communal kitchen and bathroom facilities; or your own private room with an en suite. Northland accommodation has never been easier to find and book than right here on Jasons.