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Culture Feast

A vibrant weekend for all

Perhaps you’re in love with food and culture? Hit the road and explore something new. Feast on fresh Northland Kai from land and sea, soak in the rich history, culture and stories of the people and this unique place.

Marsden Estate

Winery and Restaurant

Dedicated to fine wine and fabulous food.

Maha Restaurant


Calming, creative, experiential-delectable.

Terra Restaurant


A new neighbourhood eatery in Central Paihia with amazing views over the bay of Islands. Modern dining, global cooking techniques, food sustainability and the unique ingredients of the stunning Far North.

Omata Estate


Boutique winery and relaxed style eatery with views overlooking the ocean. Rustic charm with a modern touch. Gourmet platters and wood-fired pizzas with views you could look at all day.

Paroa Bay Winery & Sage Restaurant


Winery, accommodation, restaurant. From the end of the fishing line cast into the Bay of Islands to the orchard doors of our suppliers, our locally grown and sourced ingredients combine seamlessly into a refreshingly creative New Zealand take on
fine-dining cuisine.

Kerikeri Mission Station

Kerikeri Basin

It’s an enchanting scene: a sleepy Northland river basin, where two of Aotearoa New Zealand’s oldest buildings, one made of stone, one of timber, sit nestled on the riverbank, with a heritage orchard and cottage garden flowerbeds. Peel back 200 years of history, however, and the site of the Kerikeri Mission Station turns out to be anything but tranquil.

Te Ahurea

Kerikeri Basin

Northland’s living village and cultural experience, Ngāti R hia invite you to Te Ahurea, a unique Maori cultural and historical experience that will take you on an ancient, contemporary and futuristic journey through time

Waitangi Treaty Grounds


Waitangi welcomes you on a journey of discovery through Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important historic site.

E pa whiri ana a Waitangi i a koe i ta ara ta hurahura i ta neiape ha tori tino tira rawa o Aotearoa.

Explore the two contemporary museums, Te Rau Aroha Museum of the Price of Citizenship and Te Ka ngahu Museum of Waitangi, Treaty House, Te Whare Ra nanga and traditional Māori waka taua. Visitors can also enjoy a full program of tours and cultural performances.

Pompallier House Mission & Printery


Unlock Pompallier Mission’s original printing press in a beautiful waterfront setting. This Russell based property is a fascinating step-by-step insight into nineteenth-century printing and bookbinding

Manea Footprints of Kupe

Opononi, Hokianga

Footprints of Kupe offers you a unique cultural encounter, journeying into Te Ao Maori, the Maori world. Manea – Footprints of Kupe is a 75-minute multisensory journey of guided storytelling – through art, taonga (cultural treasures), film, performance, digital interaction, and the splendour of Hokianga’s natural surroundings.

Butler Point Whaling Museum


Butler Point is notable for its association with the early history of the Far North. On the property are a Whaling Museum, acknowledged as one of the most comprehensive private museums of its kind in New Zealand; Butler House, the residence of Captain William Butler built in 1847; and Gardens of exotic and native flora, including extensive stands of ancient Pohutukawa trees.

Tane Mahuta

Waipoua Kauri Forest

Visit New Zealand’s largest known living kauri tree, Tane Mahuta on this short, easy walk.

Ngawha Springs


Bathe in the healing waters at Ngawha Springs and let the ancient energy revitalise your senses while the minerals from deep in the earth permeate your body. The mineral-rich hot waters of Ngawha Springs bubble up from deep within the Earth.