Archives For Northland

From the rugged west coast beaches, to the majestic kauri forest and the picture-perfect white sand vistas, Northland is a draw card for nature and summer lovers. Wherever your Northland adventure may take you, follow these tips to help protect our taonga.

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DOC’s Jessica Ayres-Greager joins ranger and kiwi guru Rolf Fuchs for a day out in the field tracking down Northland’s first kiwi chicks of the season.

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These are the eggs of our native kauri snail. These giant snails can live for 20 years or more, and are very active – for snails. They have been known to move a whole 10 metres in two weeks.

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Experiencing Rangihoua Heritage Park – the site of New Zealand’s first Christmas service and the first place Māori allowed English missionaries to settle.

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There’s no better time to head to Northland and chase down our remaining summer days. While you visit you can also check out some of New Zealand’s most important landmarks.

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Today’s photo of the week is of a New Zealand dotterel/tuturiwhatu nest on a beautiful beach in the Far North.

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DOC employee Katie Clark and volunteers support the war on weeds during Whangarei Volunteer Day.

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