A timeless place of new beginnings.
Dates: Friday 24th May - Monday 27th May 2019
Discover the unique history, culture and landscape of New Zealand’s Far North on a famil to the sub-tropical Bay of Islands. Located in Northland, the region is
a story of two coastlines – the west coast is rugged and soulful while the east coast is relatively more sophisticated and urbane.
It was here that the Maori explorer Kupe arrived on his wooden waka (sea-going canoe) to discover New Zealand, then later returned with a band of Maori settlers aboard the legendary Ngatokimatawhaorua. From the doorstep of your resort, we will walk straight out to beautiful scenery among the native bush, set off on once-in-a-lifetime treks, trips and cruises, delve into awe-inspiring history and enjoy an array of organic delights, native to the region.
In this four day, three night famil, experience the first nation spirit of Hokianga in the west and the warm welcome of Waitangi in east. Accommodation is with Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga and Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, both of which command superb waterfront locations and uninterrupted views of the water. With so much to do and see in such spectacular surroundings, moving at a relaxed pace, our famil combines informative site visits, unique experiences and exceptional kai moana (food of the sea). We visit the giant sand dunes of the entrance to Hokianga Harbour, where Kupe arrived and his waka is buried. Experience the wonder of one of New Zealand’s most important historical locations, and see fascinating Maori carvings at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
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