The Far North

Northland’s subtropical climate is perfect for fruit growing – plenty of kiwifruit, citrus fruit and avocados are grown here – and there are numerous vineyards in the area. Ask the hotel manager for recommendations on wine tours to nearby Kerikeri.

In the early summer, the pohutukawa trees – often referred to as New Zealand’s Christmas tree – that line the coastal area will bloom a blazing red – giving an iconic Kiwi holiday backdrop to your stay in Paihia. In the late winter, the flame trees provide a stunning display of scarlet flowers which attract dozens of native tui who love to feed on the nectar.