What is north of Auckland

What is north of Auckland?

 

After sea kayaking in Auckland, my flat mate and I wanted to know what is north? Here are my thoughts of the amazing trip to the north.

 

After a three hour drive north we arrived in Paihia. We decided on a boat trip to see some dolphins at the glorious ‘Bay of Islands’. It took us a while to find them but we did and it was amazing to look at them while sitting at the front of the boat in the sun.
After an amazing 1st day we were looking forward to explore more of Northland the next day.

 

On Sunday we had a short stop at the Rainbow falls in Kerikeri, which was a really impressive place as the nature was very beautiful. After that we went to the giant Sand dunes in TePaki, what is definitely must do when you are in New Zealand. Just rent a board and let the fun begin!
We had a great time at the sand dunes and then we made up our way to the northwest point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga.
If you want to enjoy a unique and awesome view and take some great pictures of the sea, the nature or the famous lighthouse, Cape Reinga is the place you should visit!

 

We started our Monday morning at the location of the first signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (founding document for New Zealand) between Maori Chiefs and the British Crown in 1840, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. After gathering some historic information and some beautiful panoramic views of the Bay of Islands, we enjoyed the Cultural Performance.
On our way back to Auckland we had stops at the Whangarei Falls and the 90 mile beach, before we got back to city with great memories of our trip to the north of New Zealand.