Discover Northland - Adventure

Northland is home to a mirad of land and sea based adventure activities. Keep reading for just a sample of the amazing adventures Northland has to offer…


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This iconic tall ship is based in the Bay of Islands. Students can take part in a one day or 7 days voyage aboard for a life-changing sailing adventure experience. On your voyage, you will learn about sailing, general seamanship and safety at sea, learn about the environment and marine ecology and visit some amazing places.

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Te Paki Sand Duning

Try sand surfing down the Te Paki Giant Sand Dunes at the northern end of the 90 Mile Beach. Ahikaa Tours provide super fast, high quality sand boards made especially for sand surfing and guaranteed not to disappoint. Sand surfing is our game. Most people sand surf for an hour… but it’s an hour of total full on screaming, exhilarating fun! When it rains, don’t stay in your cars, the sand is slick and rain means “speed”!

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Heads Up Adventures

Northland’s newest and most diverse mountain bike trail park is also home to New Zealand’s first monster scooters. Adventure for the whole family. Come and check out our awesome funky cafe on the hill too! Monster scooters are the best! Outdoor, eco-friendly activity, non-motorised off-road scooters for everyone!

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Rock the Boat Overnight Cruise

The Rock Classic Overnight Cruise is a tour of the Bay of Islands with loads of fun activities such as target shooting, dusk fishing, night kayaking, snorkeling, collecting seafood, island exploring, informative chats with our knowledgeable crew and more. Accommodation in shared cabins, all activities, dinner, breakfast and lunch included. 

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