This narrow peninsula situated north of Auckland is a popular holiday destination with its superb beaches, secluded bays, hundreds of islands and many harbours. No wonder it is known as a boaties paradise. As well as its natural beauty, Northland was the first area to be inhabited by the Europeans back in the early 1800’s, and it is here that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Activities in the region include world renowned deep-sea fishing, diving, boating and sailing, walks, tramping as well as leisurely sightseeing by coach or fast ferry. The region has a warm temperate climate with no extremes, making it an ideal place to holiday year round.