In 2010, a panel of global experts appointed by the respected National Geographic Traveler magazine ranked this location second-equal on a list featuring 99 of the World’s Top Rated Islands, Coastlines and Beaches.
The Poor Knights Islands, which have been shortlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage site, lie 20 kilometres off the coast. These islands feature the world’s largest sea cave and are populated by orca, dolphins and hundreds of fish species.
New Zealand’s temperate climate has four seasons, and in the Far North there is a distinctly subtropical flavour. Northland’s summers average 22°-26°C (71°-80°F) with winter only going so low as a mild 14°-17°C (58°-62°) earning the region the title of ‘The Winterless North’.