Hosted Buyer Pre-Famil: Northland

A Timeless Place of New Beginnings


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 Māori explorer Kupe arrived on his wooden waka (sea-going canoe) to discover New Zealand more than a 1,000 years ago, returning later with a band of Māori settlers aboard the legendary Ngatokimatawhaorua. 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 three day, two night famil, experience an interactive storytelling of Kupe’s first arrival in the west and the warm welcome of Waitangi in the east. Accommodation is with Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Bay of Islands commanding a superb waterfront location 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, the best of the region’s unique experiences and exceptional kai moana (food of the sea).

We will visit Manea for a multisensory journey of guided storytelling overlooking 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 Māori carvings at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Famil details:
The famil will be hosted from Saturday 11 June – Monday 13 June 2022

• The famil is subject to minimum numbers.

• This famil is offered to Hosted Buyers from Australia who have a potential to host a conference or event for 120 people or more and incentive for upwards of 10 people.

• Applicants will be asked to provide specific event requirements so that we can tailor parts of the famil to suit.

• The famil will include Air New Zealand economy class flights to New Zealand, all internal flights and accommodation in the destination for the duration of the programme, all main meals and on-ground activities.