Collect your Landmarks in Northland

Department of Conservation —  15/03/2017

It’s already March and our hopes for more sunny days are fading fast!

So, what better time to head up to Northland and chase down some of that sun? While you visit you can also check out some of New Zealand’s most important landmarks.

Cape Brett/Rakaumangamanga. Photo: Mike Locke | CC BY ND 2.0.

Cape Brett/Rakaumangamanga. Photo: Mike Locke

The Landmarks Whenua Tohunga project, launched last year, is a showcase of our significant places. Nine special heritage sites in Northland have been chosen as Landmarks because of their significance to the nation and the compelling stories they tell.

Ruapekapeka Pā. Photo: Denis Wilford | CC BY-NC 2.0.

Ruapekapeka Pā. Photo: Denis Wilford

Northland has so much to offer. It is the cradle of our nation, where some of the most important events in our history took place, from the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi to early colonial farming experiments and the bloody clashes of the New Zealand Wars.

This week a new ‘Collect your Landmarks’ competition has been launched to encourage more visitors from around the country to visit these important sites.

The prize on offer is a family break in Northland including accommodation at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Bay of Islands.

To find out how you can enter head to the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga website.