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Suggestions for a weekend in Northland please?

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Suggestions for a weekend in Northland please?

Can anyone help me with ideas for a weekend in Northland?

We fly into Auckland on a Friday and have the weekend free before a week of work in Aukland.

We would like to hire a car and base ourselves somewhere for 2 or 3 nights.

It will be August so perhaps some forest walks, water views?Beach boardwalk tracks?

Are there wineries in Northland?

I would love to find a smaller village to stay for the weekend, log fires, NZ wines, B and B or little pub??

Sorry to be so vague, I am just starting to research!!

Grateful for any suggestions.

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1. Re: Suggestions for a weekend in Northland please?

I stayed here last weekend: bookabach.co.nz/baches-and-holiday-homes/vie… It's in the Bay of Islands. The owner also rents out the upstairs apartment.

Amazing views, good off season price, and a 90 minute walk to Paihia (or 10 minute drive). It doesn't have a log fire or a pub nearby. The vehicle ferry leaves from here to Russell, and there are some good walks on that side too.

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2. Re: Suggestions for a weekend in Northland please?

Come to the Tutukaka Coast - stunning scenery and walks, great restaurants, a pub with a fire.

It is a great area for a weekend getaway.

http://www.tutukakacoastnz.com/

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3. Re: Suggestions for a weekend in Northland please?

Another nice spot is at Whangarei Heads. Beautiful beaches and some great hiking. Stunning scenery. You will notice this peninsula as you drive over the Brenderwyns.

Visit www.discoverwhangareiheads.co.nz for things to do and accommodation options.

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4. Re: Suggestions for a weekend in Northland please?

Depending on your dates in August, and your interest in Jazz and Blues, and if the weather turns pear-shaped, the Bay Of Islands Jazz and Blues festival is on 9-11 August in Paihia and Russell.

http://www.jazz-blues.co.nz/home

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5. Re: Suggestions for a weekend in Northland please?

Thanks guys!

Lots of options!!

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