Local & Northland Attractions

Below is some information on our local area. We can also send you some more information when you enquire or book.

Paihia Township, Waitangi, Haruru Falls
9 minutes from Morepork Lodge

  • Paihia is the departure point for most sea excursions around The Bay of Islands and has many cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Birthplace of our Nation - 8 minutes
  • Haruru Falls & walking track - 3 minutes
Paihia Township


20 minutes by ferry from Paihia

  • A lovely little historic seaside town. New Zealand's first capital
  • Pompallier House (Historic Mission & Printery)
  • Regular foot ferries leave from Paihia Wharf
  • By car: 14min to Opua + 10min on ferry + 10min to Russell
Puketi Forest


14 minutes from Morepork Lodge

  • Wineries, Chocolate Factory, Arts & Crafts and the Packhouse Market
  • Stone Store, Kemp House, Rainbow Falls Walk
  • Shopping & Restaurants
pompellier house


Puketi Forest
30 minutes from Morepork Lodge

  • A wonderful slice of NZ forest with many Kauri Trees.
  • Ask us about fantastic guided walks (daytime and night walks)
  • Also see "Go West" below
Puketi Forest


Kawakawa & the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves
30 minutes from Morepork Lodge

  • Hundertwasser toilets and mosaics
  • Vintage steam train
  • Kawiti glow worm caves (guided tour)
Hundertwasser Toilets


Mangonui/Doubtless Bay
60 minutes from Morepork Lodge

  • Lovely quaint town with the "World Famous" Fish & Chip shop.
  • Matauri Bay (Rainbow Warrior Memorial) - 40 minutes
Rainbow Warrior Memorial


Go West:
Wairere Boulders, Waipoua Forest, The Hokianga

  • Take a day trip to the West Coast of Northland
  • Wairere Boulders - 35 minutes
  • Opononi/Omapere - 65 minutes
  • Waipoua Forest (Tana Mahuta & Te Mahuta Nghere) - 1hr 20min
Wairere Boulders


Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach

  • 4 hour round trip: scenic flight + land-based mini-tour
  • 6-8 hour round trip: self-drive, ask us about nice stops along the way
  • 11 hours round trip: on a guided bus tour
Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach


Golf Courses

  • Waitangi (one of NZ's most picturesque courses) - 7 minutes
  • Kerikeri Golf Club - 14 minutes
  • Okaihau (a country course) - 25 minutes
  • Kauri Cliffs - 1 hour 15 minutes
Waitangi Golf Course

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