The Northland Explorer
Estimated Time: 3 to 7 days, distance 1100km
This tour will take you up the west coast to the great kauri forests of Northland where you can stop and see Tane Mahuta before making your way through the many little rural towns on your way to the top of New Zealand Cape Reinga.
If you visit 90 Mile Beach please do not ride the bike on the beach.
After leaving the Cape Reinga you will follow the map to Kerikeri but be sure to explore the many secluded bays and beaches along this route.
From Kerikeri it is off to Paihi and Russell, New Zealand’s first capital back in the 1840’s there is plenty to see here both on and off the water so, be sure to explore.
Travel from here down to the Leigh Marine Reserve where you can swim with the fishes if you are brave enough or carry on and visit the Matakana Farmers Market (Saturday mornings) or one of the wineries along the route before heading back to our Wainui office or continuing on to explore the rest of our country.
This loop could take you a couple of days or a week depending on how long you want to stay at the various locations along the way it is up to you.
The map has lots of suggested spots to visit and there are many accommodation options available to you. (Motel, Hotel, Airbnb, Book a bach)
When you have finished touring the North Island it’s time to plan out your South Island adventure