Local Area

You can find Northland in the Far North of New Zealand. You will often here it called the Winterless North.

According to Māori legend, the North Island was an enormous fish, caught by the adventurer Māui. As a result Northland sometimes goes by the nickname of “The tail of the fish”, Te Hiku o Te Ika and the Māori often regard the region as the legendary birthplace of the country, but there is no doubt that the first visitors to New Zealand were seeing Northland for the first time.

There is a lot to do in Northland and you can check all the actives around our Holiday park here and thee is a lot to see which you can find here too.

Wagener/Subritzky Homestead (1862)

The land adjacent to the camp is the site of the Wagener/Subritzky homestead which was built in 1862. Recognised as one of the most Important heritage residences in the country the house is set in a magnificent park-like surroundings. The house was originally restored by the late W.E Wagener in the 1960’s and  trust which administers the property is in the process of another $600,000 restoration at the moment. You are invited to enjoy these grounds but again asked to respect the fact that it is private property.

Gumdiggers Park:

About 10kms south of the camp is the Gumdiggers Park ( 171 Heath Road, Waiharara). The park is an authentic Kauri gum digging site which has remained untouched since the holes were dug almost one hundred years ago. A mix of Maori, early European and in particular Dalmatian people formed this gum digging culture which provided the basis for one of the biggest industrial booms in New Zealand’s past. Artefacts, equipment and recreated shelters are on display as well as information spots along the walks, providing details of these heroic pioneers and their lifestyles. It takes approximately 3/4 hour – 1.5 hours to see the site.
Open 9.00-5.30 pm daily, except for Christmas Day (closed).