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Adventure Forest Whangarei
#2 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Outstanding day, great family fun, awesome value for a full day of fun and the entertainment and everyone is worn out.
Lots of different courses from beginner low to ground to tree top The kids really enjoyed themselves so too adults Take a jacket as it can get cool under the forest canopy and take some food and drinks takes a whi...
#4 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
This was a fantastic walk through the forest on excellent walkways to viewing platforms which provided excellent photo opportunities! kids loved it too....awesome place!
The walk is very short and all accessible by a boardwalk which makes it ideal for very young children, elderly people or anyone in a wheelchair.
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Matapouri Bay Tutukaka
#7 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Perfect for families on the acres of sand, great for SUP on the calm waters and an access point for Mermaid Pools and Whale Bay.
A beautiful picturesque bay with an estuary at the back which is great for smaller children, kayaking and paddle boarding.
Town Basin Whangarei
#24 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
You can just take a short easy stroll along the marina visiting delightful shops and gallaries, and enjoy the view, or enjoy the great park with the kids or you can do the loop walk which can also be extended depe...
There is excellent artwork along the way and also opportunities to take exercise and for children to play / cycle around the track.
#13 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Great fun for the whole family!
... before them were two places (well signposted on the Right hand side of the road) we went to the second one- a red house, and hired them for $10 each... Makes a difference when you are hiring for a whole family.
Rainbow Falls Kerikeri
#22 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Perfect for families to relax and to more adventurous travellers to walk inside the waterfall or climb to the top.
I would highly recommend stopping at Rainbow Falls - the walk was short which was great for the kids with 3 different viewing areas on different levels.
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Cape Reinga Cape Reinga
#8 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
It is an easy and scenic walk to the lighthouse and the kids loved it.
... time to your day.There are opportunities in nearby towns for food drinks etc but we took an esky with extra food and drinks especially if you have kids with you as once you get to Cape Reinga there is nothing.
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#19 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
take the time out to meander through the beautifully landscaped subtropical gardens to the lake, feed the ducks, whether alone or with friends , a romantic stroll, a run around for the kids, finished off with a co...
Adults and children alike really enjoyed strolling around, taking in the beautiful scenery.
Waipoua Forest Waipoua Forest
#10 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Beautiful for the whole family to enjoy
No prams are allowed, but the track is easy to walk if carrying children.
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#20 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Great place, went with extended family, there was a Chinese speaking tour person who gave a detailed overview of the attractions, fun facts on kiwis and other native species to NZ.
... local museum upstairs (with fun but educational games on tablet type screens - good for the children while you read the displays!), and they have a tuatara - relative of the dinosaur (lizard) and geckos.
#14 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
The new Museum of Waitangi is amazing, suitable for both adults and children, take your time going through and learn about the fascinating history!
Haven’t been here for years but took the kids back to show them what it’s all about and I was very impressed, the cultural show was fantastic, the grounds beautiful and the museum and shop lovely.
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#16 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Four wheel drive vehicles are the most commonly seen, with families on their way to market, or fishermen on their way to that special spot, where they park and fish until the rising tide forces them to make a run...
Great for a swim or run up the beach or just bring sand toys and let kids play in the rock pools and sand.
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Kai Iwi Sand Lake Dargaville
#23 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
These 3 lakes are a real hidden gem The main lake (Taharoa) is crystal clear and has superb sandy beaches Rimmed with shallow water the kids can splash around in safety At the edge of the rim the water deepens qui...
Superb vista beautiful lakes worth the drive all year round for locals, families and travellers.
AH Reed Kauri Park Whangarei
#28 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
a great place for families to visit and play in the park, hear the native birds, feed the ducks and fish,swim in the natural creek, explore the bushwalks and take in the fresh clean air and views if
Feeding the ducks at the base of the waterfall was a highlight for the kids, and a great place to take a break and have a snack before wandering back to the start.
The Parrot Place Kerikeri
#27 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Great place for the young kids I took there, they loved it and the owner was helpful with good information on the birds & plants he had, also the Tropical plants some are for sale which was great as we added some...
A unique place for a family outing or by your self,very interactive,many different birds to look at,a place to keep kids enthralled right to they leave,great playground as well,staff are friendly and keep you well...
#21 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Conveniently located beside one of the best playgrounds for children..and it's shaded too!
She was simply wonderful, bringing so many stories to the exhibits that enthralled the school kids she was mainly showing around.
Trounson Kauri Park Dargaville
#29 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
It has a wonderful 30-40 minute walk through kauri forest - the walk is gravelled or board walk and flat so very accessible for families.
A nice easy walk through the trees and so many mighty kauri to look at, will have to come back with the kids.
The Kauri Museum Matakohe
#12 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
A must see, it has an extensive overview of the Kauri Logging history, Kauri Gum and the general life and conditions of associated Kauri timber industry families with interactive displays of timber milling.
I took my family of 5 here and there was interactive things to do as well as lots of reading, So worthwhile, great for home schooling children for history lessons
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#26 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Families, couples and friends were all enjoying the spacious open air relaxed vibe when we visited.
Took kids and friend for day on Explorer for day to Otehei Bay.....fab place, bean bags, cafe, beach, wine, activities, treks...everything...sunshine too!!! Hugely recommended day out for family, would we do it ag...
#30 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
It's a busy bustling harbour with plenty of activities for everyone, the beaches at each end of Paihia are great for kids and the visit to Russell on the old ferry ($12 each return, free for kids u14) was great, v...
Beautiful place, highly recommended, so clean and pretty, feels safe and its a great place for families or couples to visit.
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Whangarei Falls Whangarei
#33 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Great free place to explore with kids and by yourself great walks, wear good shoes, take water and enjoy your stroll thru the bush
Easy parking and great, well formed walkways and paths to make the walk down to the falls, round to the bottom and back up very easy with our two young children (5 and 7).
#18 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Spoilt in part by kids trampling over beautiful plants and young adults climbing onto the roof of the lighthouse and spoiling any chance of pictures.
Have been wanting to go for a while... Was a bit windy when we were up there so didn't stay long as we had young children wih us.
#17 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
We found the tour very informative and friendly it has a lovely local/family run atmosphere and the glow worms were excellent!! Overall this place is a little gem!
What a wee treasure of a place, really lovely guides, family owned land, love that, and spectacular caves, with an abundance of glow worms, more than anywhere I've seen in one place before.
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Dargaville Museum Dargaville
#31 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
The Dargaville Museum was a wonderful place to see a lot of history and was organised in a way that it was family friendly and entertained everyone.
Great local collections of interest to the whole family - locals plus visitors from outside the district!
#45 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
The trees are big and the walk round is really easy (pram friendly / small child fine).
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Ocean Beach Whangarei Heads
#34 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Kids loved the sand dune on the northern end and looking in the rocks/rock pools at low tide.
Children love playing in the high dunes at the North end of the beach.
Ruakaka Beach Whangarei
#46 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Take your visitors, even the kids !! or just go for a quiet therapeutic walk down the soft sandy shore and take in the natural benefits of whats there to enjoy for free.
The beach is in excellent condition and waters are very safe for our young kids.
Oneroa Bay Russell
#52 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Some trees for shade and small distance from edge of shore to sea so handy for families with children.
Maybe 10 minutes easy walk over the hill from Russell, long, sandy, calm beach - great for swimming and kids.
#42 of 254 things to do in Northland Region
Very interesting indeed.Nit only kids but adults love it too.
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