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Bay of Island & Northland

Discover Northland with Kiwi Direct Car Rentals...

From history to Hundertwasser, from giant kauri trees to the Hell Hole of the Pacific - Northland has it all.

And the best way to explore the region’s treasures is with your Kiwi Direct rental so you linger longer, go up those side roads to get that spectacular view or look at that quaint building, and maintain your independence.

Visit Waitangi where the treaty between the British Government and Maori was signed on February 6, 1840 - visit the marae and the Treaty House in their spectacular grounds overlooking the Bay of Islands.

Take a comfort stop at the iconic Kawakawa public toilets - yes really! They are an artwork in themselves, designed by renowned Austrian architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser using ceramics and recycled material, and are a can’t-miss photo stop

In the Waipoua Forest on the west side of the Northland peninsula, you will find Tane Mahuta - the lord of the forest - the king of the kauri trees estimated to be up to 2500 years old.

And on the Pacific coast is Russell, which, as a raucous trading centre for British and American ships in the early 1800s, was dubbed the Hell Hole of the Pacific.

Then, of course, there’s 90-Mile Beach (it’s not 90 miles long and no, you can’t drive our cars there but can go by bus), Cape Reinga - the top of the North Island - the lovely, haunting Hokianga Harbour, Opononi where Opo the dolphin famously played with swimmers, the Matakohe kauri museum, the region’s main city, Whangarei, and much more.

History, scenery, culture and art - you’ll need your Kiwi Direct rental car to get around it all.

And that’s just scratching the surface…