Long, lazy summer days are classic Northland. Relax in waterfront hotels at Copthorne Omapere, Ramada Resort, Taipa and Copthorne Waitangi. On Christmas Day we explore the Far North driving to Cape Reinga with time to enjoy the magnificent views and call into Tapotupotu Bay. In the Bay of Islands we cruise out to Cape Brett, lunch in Russell and visit Pompallier House.
It’s a great feeling to leave town behind and drive North before Christmas. Let alone celebrating Christmas Day at Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island – quite unique. There’s lots to enjoy from Northland’s historic places to the cruise out through the Islands to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock.