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Take a short break in Northland... ...chill out, relax, unwind. Then head home recharged.

MAY 2014


Northland, we’re just up the road..

Northland is big, so while enjoying your short break here, plan to come back and experience something new - it’s not that far! Some of our nation’s most famous icons and historic sites are found in Northland, like Cape Reinga, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Tane Mahuta and The Poor Knights. Other gems include 90 -61> ,>0$8* (986%: #% 78> 2#360%:0 20;.#5;* sailing in the Bay of Islands, secluded camping 9!#79* 95!>;. :#1< $#5;9>9* 0'0;" '6%%6%: '6%>9* <0.51#59 ;>9705;0%79* <#;>97 '0139 ) $#097 '0139 and a new cycle trail. The list is endless!

Touring is one of the best ways to get to know your country. The Twin Coast Discovery is an 800km circular touring route which starts in Auckland and takes you on a fantastic journey around Northland.

‘Northland enjoys a unique climate with warm humid summers and mild winters.’ /597 0.#57 >4>;& +>' =>010%">; 809 <#%" memories of holidaying in Northland, visiting relatives or growing up here, and there’s always something different to see or do each time you visit. - David Wilson, CEO Northland Inc

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Take a detour off the Twin Coast Discovery to take a dip in Ngawha Springs geothermal hot pools. It’s therapeutic, and the locals love it!

FACT FILE Where NZ began: First Maori canoes landed on +!-(%"*#) ,%!-&,' $-,( European settlement & Capital; the coming together of a nation at Waitangi.

Kauri Coast

Bay of Islands

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Cape Reinga

FACT FILE “Driving from the Auckland boundary to the Bay of Islands is 21km less than driving the distance across Greater Auckland!”

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Karikari Peninsula

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Whangarei & surrounds, the heart of Northland

Whangarei District, with 100 beaches and one of NZ’s warmest cities, is just a two hour drive or 20 minute flight north of Auckland – ideal for your weekend break!

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Kaitaia Whangaroa

Kerikeri

Bay of Islands

Kohukohu Rawene

Hokianga

Russell Paihia

Opononi

Kawakawa

Kaikohe

Poor Knights Islands

The area is also rich in history, culture and sophistication. From the picturesque towns of Paihia, Russell & Kerikeri, you can access almost all the Bay of Islands has to offer.

Tutukaka

Kai Iwi Lakes Whangarei Baylys Beach

Bay of Islands, more than just an aquatic paradise

Ngunguru

Tutukaka Coast

Dargaville

Whangarei Heads

Kauri Coast Bream Bay Matakohe

Kaiwaka Pouto

Waipu

Mangawhai

Auckland

Twin Coast Discovery Tourist Drives

Top of the North, NZ’s ‘top’ destination

See two oceans collide at Cape Reinga, visit the remnants of ancient kauri forests & drive 90 Mile beach.

DRIVE TIMES AUCKLAND TO: Whangarei .................................... 2hrs (160km) Bay of Islands ............................... 3hrs (230km) Mangonui .......................... 3hrs 45mins (300km) Cape Reinga .................................. 6hrs (420km) Hokianga .................................... 3.5hrs (280km) Dargaville ......................... 1hr 40 mins (130km) These drive times are direct from Auckland. We suggest following the NorthlandNZ.com Twin Coast Discovery (shown in red) in a circular route around the region.

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Kauri Coast & Hokianga, untouched beauty

Home to ancient kauri forests, wild windswept harbours and giant sand dunes. Cover photos: Tourism New Zealand, Kauri Cliffs and a’Deco.


Whangarei & Surrounds Whangarei District, with 100 beaches and one of NZ’s warmest cities, is the heart of Northland and just a two hour ,#+!% $# -) .+'*"% (+/&" '$#"& of Auckland – ideal for your weekend break!

Nowhere in the Whangarei District is more than 40km from the coast. The waters of the Whangarei Harbour lap into the Town Basin, a haven for international yachties uniquely positioned in the heart of the city. This marina precinct features galleries with world class art, alongside cafes and speciality shops. A popular kids’ playground, Sculpture Walk, Heritage Trail and soon to be completed Loop Walkway make the Town Basin a ‘must do’.

‘The prestigious National Geographic Traveller rated the Tutukaka Coast as 2nd top coastal destination in the world.’ Natural attractions include some of the best walks you’ll ever do – choose from rural, bush or coastal, easy, short walks or overnighters. Whangarei is a young, relaxed, informal city – come and see us!

Explore our outstanding coastal areas including Bream Bay and Waipu, the Whangarei Heads peninsula and the Tutukaka Coast. Offshore lie the Poor Knights Islands, where the pristine waters in this marine reserve provide world class diving and waterbased activities.

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Whangarei beaches are fabulous on a hot summer’s day – they’re also amazing during winter. Bundle up and go for a brisk walk – feel the elements!

FACT FILE Whangarei District is subtropical, with one of the warmest cities in NZ, and 2000 sunshine hours each year.

Bream Bay Lodge

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Growers Market


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Nor thlands Premiere Boutique Motel

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En route to the Bay of Islands? Stop off and stay in style at the luxurious Lodge Bordeaux. Set in a convenient location, walking distance from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cafes, restaurants and shopping. Beautifully appointed studio, 1 and 2 bedroom suites display exceptional attention to detail with double spa bath (studio and 1 bedrooms only), WIFI internet, hush glass, air conditioning, a well appointed kitchen, licensed mini bar and a tempting wine rack! On site amidst French styled landscaped grounds thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a BBQ/petanque area and heated swimming pool. Whangarei is 2 hours from Auckland

Hosts: Lyn and Brett Sawyers | Phone: 09 438 0404 | Email: info@lodgebordeaux.co.nz | Web: www.lodgebordeaux.co.nz Located at 361 Western Hills Drive, State Highway 1, Whangarei


Whangarei Central & Town Basin CANOPY BRIDGE

Northland’s only city Whangarei, provides a buoyant retail centre, art galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes & bars. Cradled by bush-clad hills, the city is compact, the land is &2- 25* )+)1#'$)1) '"-$"5 -$) CBD is within walking distance. At the heart of the CBD, is a pedestrian mall featuring sculptural copper trees among the greenery and a unique timeline of bronze plaques that tell the area’s history. ‘Big box’

ages and abilities – whether you want a heart pumping run or a meander with an ice cream and the kids. In 2013, the lifting bridge, Te Matau a Pohe, was completed. It is a type of bascule bridge that levers open (view it in action at noon every day) and

‘Recent developments include the roll out of Ultra Fast Broadband across Whangarei City. UFB is now accessible to 22,000+ locals, making Whangarei the First and Fastest in New Zealand.’ has won many international awards for its unique design. A smaller pedestrian bridge will be completed later this year and this will in turn see the There is easy access to stunning completion and opening of the Town Basin loop walkway. bush and river walks to suit all

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shopping is located at Okara Park and continues to grow. Dining options are good and varied and the coffee is great.

MT PARIHAKA PANORAMA,

!120 /46) (/$ 3 chips from Riverside, drive up Mt Parihaka and watch the sun go down. Enjoy the sparkle of the city lights. Spot the graceful curve of the lighted bridge.

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PARIHAKA RESERVES & MAIR PARK Mt Parihaka is a culturally 4!#;!8'>;3 R%K Q>;&<>6R !; (">;#>6%!? .>6!">R> +'%;!' ,%4%60% !4 > L6%%; NQ># 5O>6& (!;;%6B >; !;3%6;>3!:;>Q >O>6& $:6 3"% =%43 9>6R4 >;& 6%':#;!4%4 O%QQ@<>;>#%&B "!#" 72>Q!3K #6%%; 49>'%4 3">3 >6% 4243>!;>=QK <>;>#%&? *"% J:R!>;#> >;& 1:==!% *6>'R4 %M"!=!3 %M3%;4!0% 6%<;>;34 :$ F>:6! 4%33Q%<%;3 A 3"% .> ':<9Q%M >3 .>6!">R> !4 =%Q!%0%& 3: ">0% =%%; 3"% Q>6#%43 !; E%O C%>Q>;&?

KINGDOM OF ZION,

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Held every Saturday morning, the Whangarei Grower’s Market is the longest running market in NZ and, where all the locals head to pick their week’s produce supplies. It is also a genuine community event – expect to be served a smile with your coffee.

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Medical memorabilia and literature. Strange, wonderful and slightly scary things - forceps, saws, giant syringes, electric shock therapy. Visit the Northland Medical Museum at Kiwi North.

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Brenton Low of award winning a’Deco Restaurant won 2012 Cuisine Chef of the Year. Book a table now.

A really special experience – you won’t have many opportunities in your life to get this ‘up close and personal’ with these absolutely 62%5"(,)5- 0)2/-/. a’Deco

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TAKE A STROLL

Whangarei Central & Town Basin

WHANGAREI FALLS

AH REED / WHANGAREI FALLS Take a couple of hours to meander. The walk between the Park and the waterfall follows the Hatea River which you will cross by footbridge with fresh water swimming holes and wonderful grassed picnic spots.

AN ARTISANS HEART

WHANGAREI QUARRY GARDENS A subtropical climate and unique environment enables a stunning collection of subtropical and arid plants, camellias and bromeliads to thrive.

QUARRY GARDENS

Art has long been an intrinsic and vital element in the lifeblood of Whangarei. All manner of successful painters, potters, weavers, carvers and sculptors have been inspired by the light and form of the environment. Don’t miss a visit to: THE QUARRY ARTS CENTRE, This bush-clad former quarry-site provides a unique working environment for a cooperative of artists and craftspeople. Visitors are welcome to wander through this rambling and enchanting collection of studios, workshops, galleries and kilns. A craftshop sells the local artisans wares. Open daily, free admission.

THE TOWN BASIN

TE MATAU A POHE

SCULPTURE TRAIL

THE OLD LIBRARY ARTS CENTRE, A canvas for local artists with regular exhibitions, theatre productions, performances and many visual activities. THE BACH & BURNING ISSUES GALLERIES, Located at the Town Basin and showcasing an outstanding range of high quality art, much of it locally made.

“For as long as people have walked this land and sailed these waters, the area around the Town Basin, Te Ahipupurangi-a-ihenga, has been a vital hub. Waka (canoes) assembled there in the earliest days, and it became a thriving port following pakeha settlement. For decades it has been one of the most important international yacht havens !3 +"& (2*+" ,0)!%)-4

The Town Basin is a wonderful place for everyone, a community hub, uniquely positioned in the city centre and founded on the city’s reputation for a warm welcome. There are plenty of great food options, enjoy the everchanging view that alters with +"& .&0.23.1 +"& &// 03' #2$ of the tide, and the coming

and going of boats, people, birds and animals. Follow the boardwalk down the river - by foot or by bike. It’s all weather and wheel-chair friendly. Enjoy the sculpture and heritage trail, kids playground and international award winning bridge. Pick up a coffee or an ice cream before you head off for your most pleasant stroll.

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A nocturnal kiwi house, iconic tuatara, gecko, miniature trains, heritage buildings & a unique permanent Moa exhibition; The bones of a Moa family that were trapped in a cave 2000 years ago.

REYBURN HOUSE, Featuring permanent works and monthly exhibitions housed with Whangarei’s oldest house and surrounded by beautiful heritage gardens.

CLAPHAMS NATIONAL CLOCK MUSEUM,

Seriously. Do this. You %".. )#, -!$*+'&#( here that will tickle your fancy. It’s essential to take a tour with one of the knowledgeable and passionate staff.

ON A RAINY DAY

KIWI NORTH,

WHANGAREI ART MUSEUM, Whangarei Art Museum has an outstanding collection of both heritage and contemporary works of art.

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Whangarei is proud to be the home of the

Tibetan Buddhist Centre

Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling “from which Love and Compassion flourishes”

Come and explore our fabulous new shop packed with beautiful clothing; fabrics; jewellery; Buddhist books, CD’s and Prayer Flags; Himalayan salt and salt lamps; mobiles, wind chimes, fairy lights, delicious perfume oils, essential oils and other health & beauty products.

Come and visit us soon

You will find the Buddhist Centre at the top of Parakiore Hill just North of Kamo, overlooking Whangarei and the city surrounded by native bush.

If you are visiting Whangarei please feel free to come and visit us. You are most welcome to wander in our beautiful gardens and walk up to the Stupa (Peace Monument) or take a stroll thru our native bush. Home to three resident monks and a nun, the centre offers a regular program of Buddhist teachings, meditation classes and retreats.

To visit, you will find us at 159 Parakiore Road, off of Pipiwai Rd, North of Kamo.

Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm, Sun 10am-3pm Ph 430 2040 | 89 Cameron Street, Whangarei www.himalayantradingpost.co.nz

To make an appointment or for more information, please call 09 435 4401, 09 435 4444 or check out our website:

www.mandala.org.nz


Flames International Hotel Tropical Gardens with Harbour Views

Spend an hour or a whole day with us at Kiwi North.

Large, Quiet Rooms Award Winning Restaurant

• Northland’s ONLY captive Kiwi and Tuatara viewing.

Tranquil Walkways Suitable for all Ages

• Maori taonga - traditonal tools, weapons and jewellery.

8 Minutes to the Town Basin

• Special exhibitions including the World War 1 centennial exhibition.

2 Minutes to the Airport

• Roam the spacious Heritage Park, explore historic buildings. Relaxed, room for all, no crowds!

Closet Hotel to Mt Manaia and the Whangarei Heads

• Highly recommended cafes close by.

Conferencing & Weddings 8 Waverley Street, Onerahi, Whangarei Ph 0800 424 000 www.flameshotel.co.nz

• Only 6.5 ks from Whangarei city centre. Waimahanga Walkway in Onerahi

info@flameshotel.co.nz

Family pass only $35.00. Adults $15. Seniors $10. Children $5 with under 5years FREE. 10am to 4pm daily. Gate 1, 500 SH14 Maunu, Whangarei Ph 09-4389630 / admin@kiwinorth.co.nz

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ference Affordable Accommodation & Con

Rooms

• Close to Kensington Sports Ground • Two Conference Rooms • Clean Affordable Accommodation • Four Bedroom House ideal for families or sports teams • Studios & Two Bedroom Units available • Pool & Spa Pool • Onsite Massage Therapist • Free Wifi

26 Western Hills Drive Whangarei, Northland NZ Reservations Freephone: 0800 187 187 www.motelsierra.co.nz

Open Daily 9 to 5 except Christmas Day. Guided Tours at no extra charge

10% off ticket admission price with this voucher. Valid until 31st August 2014

The time wasting is not time wasted - Bertrand Russell Town Basin, Dent Street, Whangarei Phone 09 438 3993 info@claphamsclocks.com www.claphamsclocks.com


Waipu, Ruakaka & Bream Bay MANGAWHAI CLIFFTOP WALKWAY

Photo: Catered Coast Walks

WAIPU

Only 90 minutes drive from ‘The Shore’, Bream Bay, Waipu, &*/+/+/ , )/#$-'( !%"' %.'# an easy escape from the city. Waipu and Bream Bay are rich in culture, the ancestral Maori home of Patuharakeke and famous for its unique blend of Scottish/Nova Scotian heritage. Enjoy Waipu village’s

The Ruakaka Racecourse, where the surf meets the turf, has regular meets throughout the year. Visit the .2?;"B& :$7&8 =73 5B*&B?' # -B) AB232&">; $&3' ?B*&B?'+

‘Treat yourself to a weekend of golf. Play the highly regarded courses at Waipu & Mangawhai.’ great selection of boutique local art, crafts, cafes and many frequent weekend markets. Feast at one of the best pizza places you’ll ever visit and don’t miss the great little Waipu Museum that tells the remarkable story of an epic migration of Scottish Highlanders.

Marsden Cove offers a world class 230 berth marina with all tide and weather access to and from the ocean via a deep )28B? 92?1$6? 0<?B28 *;97&</, a marine service precinct, public boat ramps and fuel berths. The Marina village has a cafe, local stores & markets, all contributing to a community with ‘buzz’.

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WAIPU COVE,

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Brilliant for families with kids - easy parking, dairy and toilets close to hand, white sand, grass to sit on, shady trees and the south end has rock pools for exploring with a gentle river mouth for paddling.

MARSDEN COVE MARINA

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THE GAELIC INFLUENCE,

49B 7&(6B&%B $@ 89B arrival of the Scots in 1870 is part of the foundation of Waipu. Have fun spotting the gaelic street names! The annual Art N Tartan Show is on in June.

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A quick little detour off the highway will land you at the ‘Waipu Deli’. Stop off for one of the best date scones, and an organic coffee.

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Kayak a wonderland BYO or hire & paddle the Ruakaka River. Calm water, twisted mangroves, waterbirds.

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Book a couple of nights accommodation near the water; spend your days going for beach walks, exploring, boutique chocolate shopping in .2&<2)927 0!7%86?B"/, 2&" sampling some of the local restaurants.


If you’re a lover of fine cuisine, we invite you to a whole new dining experience at Outboards Restaurant. Our speciality is locally sourced fresh seafood and produce, top grade steak and delicious homemade desserts – all cooked to perfection by our UK Michelin trained chef, Jay Maunder. Our friendly staff, great food and classic oak dining tables provide a cosy relaxing ambience. Make a booking and treat your palate to a delightful culinary experience.

• Locally sourced fresh produce • Seasonal menu • Continental cuisine • A la Carte and Set menus • Private functions • Special requests

458 Marsden Point Rd, Ruakaka, www.outboardsrestaurant.com

Ph: 09 432 7358


Great family experience Beachfront cabins and camping

• Playgrounds and trampolines • Child friendly café • Patrolled surf beach • Great fishing, surfing and swimming • Wifi facilities 869 Cove Road, Waipu cove Phone: 09 432 0410 Email: info@campwaipucove.com Web: www.campwaipucove.com

Two or Three Day Unguided Coast Walk Whangarei Heads, Northland, N.Z. Phone: 09 434 0571

www.coastwalks.co.nz


Whangarei Heads

WHANGAREI HEADS

Photo: Whangarei Heads Promotions

The Bream Head Scenic Reserve ." *'.(/.#&, !&.-$ ,$ )%.$$,+&as an outstanding ecosystem... ...which supports a diversity of species and contains unique archaeological, historical and landscape feature. Whangarei Heads is also home to an outstanding community of artists (many open their studios to the public) that

and engagement, carries on to keep our kiwi population alive and growing. Parua Bay offers top notch trailer boat launching facilities – giving you easy access to the inner harbour

‘Visiting in the early months of winter is a great idea – kiwi can be heard calling almost every night.’ celebrate with regular events throughout the year.

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Backyard Kiwi is a project that celebrates the partnership between the kiwi and people of Whangarei Heads ensuring that predator control, kiwi monitoring, landowner liaison

as well as the harbour mouth, to motor south to Bream Bay or north up the coast. Make the most of the quality boutique lodge and bed & breakfast options in this area, – enjoy this wonderland.

OLD SCHOOL FISHING WITH THE KIDS, Pick up some hand lines and bait from the servo, choose a jetty, and catch a sprat. Classic kiwiana.

BREAM HEAD

Photo: Bream Head Coast Walks

WALKS TE WHARA TRACK Follow an ancient Maori trail from Urquharts Bay to Ocean Beach, this is a walk big on effort, views & satisfaction. BUSBY HEAD TRACK From the Urquharts Bay car park, an easy loop walk around Busby Head to Smugglers Bay. Pass a WWII gun emplacement built as a defence against possible invasion. PATAUA BRIDGE Drive out to Pataua South, walk across the foot bridge and follow the track to Pataua North. Wander past the ‘choice’ baches to the end of the beach.

REEF FISH & KELP FORESTS,

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Do your step class up Mt Manaia – with over a 1,000 steps up and back down, you’ll get a great workout and be rewarded with gorgeous harbour and ocean views.

INTERESTING FACT

According to Maori legend, the natural volcanic rock causeway disappearing into the sea at Taurikura is an ,5'5!.#() /0!)$( &40 -#( great chief Manaia who had a lover across the harbour. *(&40( !- %1. '5!.#()2 #( had tired of her and the bridge was never completed.

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Spend a couple of nights in a luxury lodge – take a walk, take a book, take a nap.... you choose. (pictured: The Glasshouse, Ara Roa)

Swim, snorkel or kayak Reotahi Marine Reserve, a nursery and home to around '&-" .3(+!(. 4& '.#2 dense kelp forest, anemones and sponge gardens.

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Tutukaka Coast

POOR KNIGHTS ISLANDS

Photo: Iain Urquhart

Through heritage stone wall country to amazing beaches and spectacular seascapes... ...the Tutukaka Coast offers world class water activities and great walking. It is the gateway to the extraordinary Poor Knights Islands Reserve and home to the Tutukaka Marina.

A visit to the Poor Knights Islands which provides some of the best scuba or snorkel diving in the world is highly recommended. Cruise around the island, hear the stories

‘Even if you don’t want to get wet, go anyway. Cruise around the island.’

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Before reaching Tutukaka, &#3 )411 *%" 56= 241108= #: Ngunguru, across the estuary lies the pristine Ngunguru Sandspit - one of the few 3%'#"4*=" 70%"7!457 9='04%4%8 4% .=) ;=010%" )456 748%4*$0%5 cultural, spiritual, historical and environmental values.

of its history and its unique =%249#%'=%5- (#90 0%" :03%0, An amazing experience. Travelling north, take the ‘long way round’ on Russell Road to the Bay of Islands and be rewarded by visiting a beautiful and isolated coastal paradise.

YODEL IN RIKORIKO CAVE,

An eruption formed a giant gas bubble that became Rikoriko Cave. It is the world’s largest seacave, and it’s at the Poor Knights. Head out there by boat and marvel at it’s size.

SCHNAPPA ROCK

WALKS TANE MOANA WALKWAY The Hokianga has Tane Mahuta, Tutukaka has Tane Moana - measuring over 11 metres in circumference, he is the largest kauri tree remaining on the east coast. Be prepared – this is a good four hour return walk! WHANGARURU NORTH HEAD WALKS Off the beaten track native bush, secluded bays and often pods of dolphins or whales. Replenish your soul in a very, very special environment.

FEEL THE ELEMENTS ON A STORMY DAY,

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Pick up a delicious homemade pie from the Cafe at Ngunguru, drive to the start of the Tutukaka Lighthouse walk and devour your pie as you enjoy the breathtaking views.

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The welcoming committee at the world-class Helena Bay Gallery & Cafe (pictured), are .=):#3%"10%"7 </#1*= + Picasso’ They will greet you at the carpark and escort you to the gallery.

TREAT YOURSELF

Sip designer cocktails such as the Ginger Rogers at Tutukaka’s Schnappa Rock. Harbourside dining where the kaimoana is fresh & local. Try the chowder!

Walk from Ngunguru to Whangaumu on a stormy day, be rewarded at the lookout with a seat and 360 degree views – awesome on a blue sky day awesomely powerful on a stormy day!

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Discover Tutukaka

Stroll on white sandy beaches, walk through lush green native bush, and escape for some soulful R&R – Auckland is only two hours and twenty minutes to Tutukaka - a coast where everything has a story – just ask a local. The energy here is a little bit different, it recharges and energises you – and locals are keen to share some of their secrets with you.

People with passion; good people, doing good things – in a place Clled with good energy. Dive! Tutukaka has taken the following words to heart and created a cornerstone company culture that they believe embodies the manaakitanga of the Tutukaka area.

This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop. They will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analysing, all emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Life is simple.

Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people; we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them. So go out and start creating. Life share your passion.

is short. Live your dream, and Quoted from the ‘Holstee Manifesto’

The annual Tutukaka Winter Festival celebrates all things good and wintery in a coastal area – and with the sub-tropical climate activities include Paddle Board Racing in the harbour, Dragon Boating, a Beer Festival, a variety of Live Music, Ping-Pong and Underwater Photography competitions, an off-shore paddle race back from the Poor Knights Islands, Hot Rods and Harleys, Raft Racing in the Ngunguru Estuary, Drive-in Movie and Stand-Up Comedy nights and local crafts and stalls in a fete style on the Village Green . The Tutukaka Winter Festival runs for the month of August with something happening every weekend. For more information visit:

www.tutukakacoastnz.com


“JUST AWESOME”

“BEST DAY EVER!”

Diving worth crossing the world for, and ranked as “one of the top ten dive sites in the world” (Jacques Cousteau) One of the top ten places to view wildlife (UK Guardian), Part of the 2nd best coastal destination on the planet (National Geographic Traveler)

FREEPHONE

0800 288 882

Still Northland’s best kept secret, and a place that will touch your soul. Above and below the water, a complete marine and nature reserve, with biodiversity and wildlife that will add meaningfulness to your day. Snorkel, kayak, swim, dive or just relax; the choice is yours.

www.diving.co.nz www.aperfectday.co.nz

Marina Road,

TUTUKAKA

Whangarei, NZ Ph: +64 9 434 3867


Bay of Islands

RUSSELL WATERFRONT

From the picturesque towns of Paihia, Russell & Kerikeri, you can access 836$*1 833 1%- ,8+ %8* 1$ $!-#4 The Bay of Islands has always been one of New Zealand’s most popular summer destinations. %$"3,* -0.*"1&/ ',$"1& .1) swimming with dolphins are some of the favourite maritime activities, the area is also rich with history & stories to discover.

and colonial architecture. Take a passenger ferry from the end of the Paihia wharf, or car ferry from Opua, which is an adventure in itself. Visit Zealand’s oldest licensed pub and Christ Church, New Zealand’s oldest existing

‘Most of the islands in the Bay of Islands are 038**7;-( 8* #-0#-817$/ #-*-#)-*4 .82- 8 (8+ 1#7'9& Kawakawa is a colourful little town that is not to be missed. It is the only town in New Zealand to boast a railway track through the centre of town - take a ride on Gabriel and stop off at the world-famous toilets. The elegant town of Russell, has over 200 years of stories to discover! Full of history, cafés, restaurants, galleries

church, which is still scarred with musket ball holes from the (2#! '&$*"1&+ Paihia is the place of friendly locals, cafés and people enjoying life. If you get one of the Bay’s crisp winter days, take a trip out to the islands and walk one of the tracks such as Motuarohia (Roberton) and Urupukapuka Islands, which are accessible by boat only.

KAWAKAWA

BAY OF ISLANDS WALKS COASTAL WALKWAY A full circle walk which follows the coastline from Paihia, over beaches & bays, across mangrove boardwalks, linked by a ferry trip between Opua & Okiato and Russell & Paihia. PUKETI FOREST The Manginangina Kauri Walk (boardwalk) winds through a mature stand of kauri and swamp forest. RAINBOW FALLS A well maintained track and a popular place for picnics. The walk follows a gentle incline along the river through native bush, passing by a 1930’s power house.

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‘The Coffee Stop’ (red shed opposite Countdown, Paihia) do great coffee, chai latte & scrummy treats (pictured). Best cream donuts from the Kawakawa bakery (they sell out quick in the morning!). Also in Kawakawa ‘North Indian Foods’ have a huge following and serve up some of the best Indian food this side of Delhi.

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Take a pitstop at the world famous Hundertwasserdesigned public toilets. It is the only structure he ever built in the southern hemisphere; kids love looking through the glass bottles.

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Hook your bike up and cycle the trail. You can hire from ‘Top Trail’ (pictured), or take a guided tour with ‘Back Country Bike Tours’. It’s fun for all ages.

WAITANGI TREATY GROUNDS,

The grounds are expansive, the history abundant, and the stories mesmerising. Visiting the Treaty Grounds is a must for all New Zealanders. The Cultural show is highly recommended.

Kerikeri: a mecca for those in search of life’s more indulgent moments. Award winning eateries, wineries, golf, Day Spa’s & boutique shopping.


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DAY SPAS & WELLNESS Bay of Islands is Northland’s place for pampering. From large multi-equipped day spas, to smaller intimate treatment rooms; make a day of it and get the works at a luxury lodge.

WHERE TO EAT RUSSELL FOR SUNSETS, 29> *<:8 $0!7801 #= .>) Zealand, is now better known as ‘Romantic Russell’, with its waterfront restaurants and cafes that are the perfect place to catch the evening sun. (pictured: the Duke of Marlborough)

MAKANA CONFECTIONS

LIVING NATURE RANGE NZ’s original natural skincare company Living Nature export to 14 countries, so stop in and see why they are loved world-wide. You can pick up some in-store specials at their purpose-built facility in Kerikeri. MAKANA CONFECTIONS Makana is a boutique chocolate factory in Kerikeri. You are greeted (without fail) with a sample of their confectionery. Once you are hooked you can order on-line (you’re welcome!)

KERIKERI TOWN BASIN

HARURU FALLS

Visit the Waitangi Photo: Bay of Islands Cruise & Kayak Treaty Grounds, it’s free for Kiwis. Even spectacular. In the 1800s, more if you’re not much than 100 Maori villages lined of a history buff, you the banks of the Haruru River can’t help but be over-awed )97$9 (#): "#)% 8# 89> :>0 08 with the spectacular views Waitangi. Maori legend says that or Ngatokimatawhaorua, the a taniwha (water monster) lives world’s largest ceremonial war in the lagoon below Haruru Falls. canoe. The cultural shows do not disappoint, as they tell the If you love history, nature, stories with modern humour niche food products, boutique and display some serious skill. vineyards, art galleries, cafes Haruru Falls, just around the and crafts & farmers market, corner from Paihia showcases you will love Kerikeri. The town a breathtaking waterfall, also boasts excellent sporting ‘Haruru’ meaning “big noise.” facilities including golf, allThe water falls in a horseshoe weather tennis and yachting. shape - very rare and quite Historical highlights of Kerikeri

Many of the ‘Heritage New Zealand’ sites are in the Bay of Islands. Kids love seeing the printery and tannery at Pompallier Mission. Buy some square nails at the Stone Store, New Zealand’s oldest stone building (pictured).

HUNDERTWASSER TOILETS

are the Mission House, the country’s oldest house built by John Butler in 1821, and the Mission’s Stone Store dating back to 1832. Not too far north from the Bay of Islands lies Whangaroa Harbour. 29> 4<>>%!>0$> (0;:97! Rainbow Warrior rests nearby at the Cavalli Islands. Now home to <>>= *:9- 78 7: 3%#)% )#<1",)7"> as a spectacular diving spot.

KERIKERI FOR VINEYARDS & INTERNATIONAL, Kerikeri has many popular eateries and wineries that have rave reviews; Food at Wharepuke (pictured), Marsden Estate, Ake Ake to name but a few.

Bay of Islands is not just a seaside destination, there is so much more to experience. KAWITI CAVES,

Explore the world famous '713& )0&- 0 $05><% *11>" )789 glow worms as far as the eye can see. Journey underground through networks of stalactites and stalagmites to hidden chambers like the Waiomio night sky where the glow worms are so close you can almost touch them.

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Helensville Pioneer Museum

Kawakawa Memorial Library & Museum

The Kauri Museum

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Heritage buildings; cottage, courthouse, schoolhouse and barn set in a hectare of grounds.

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98 Mill Road, Helensville Wed, Sat Sun 1-3.30pm – Fees apply

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kkmuseum@xtra.co.nz – 09 404 0406

Kaikohe Fire Museum

Railway Museum with working model of the station and its environs as it was in the middle of last century.

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2 Railway Street, Helensville Wed to Sun 10am-3pm

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Phone: 09 405 3130

Waitangi National Trust

The Heritage Centre houses a unique collection relating to the Albertland Settlement of the 1860s.

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(except Xmas Day)

www.kaurimuseum.com - 09 431 7417

Dargaville Museum 2

New Zealand’s most important historic site. Daily guided Tours and cultural performances.

www.waitangi.org.nz – 0800 Waitangi (0800 9248 2644)

Telling our stories of the Kauri Coast. Maori, Maritime and Pioneer

Harding Park, 32 Mt Wesley Coast Road, Dargaville

www.dargavillemuseum.co.nz - 09 439 7555

Hokianga Museum & Archive Centre 3

Waitangi, Bay of Islands Every day from 9am-5pm

Wellsford - Just 100m from SH 1 most days 11am-3pm www.albertland.co.nz – 09 423 8181

A collection of model fire engines and fire memorabilia including the history of the Kaikohe Volunteer Fire Brigade

New Zealand heritage at its best - showcasing Northland’s pioneers through kauri timber and kauri gum

5 Church Road, Matakohe 9am-5pm daily

By appointment only

www.helensvillerail.org.nz

Albertland & District Museum

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5 Wynyard St Kawakawa 10am-3pm daily

www.helensvillemuseum.co.nz – 09 420 7881

Helensville Railway Station & Museum

A unique display relating to Hundertwasser. Relics of old Kawakawa pioneering coalmining, railway and early settler days.

Extensive collection of historical artefacts and documents reflecting the colourful history of the Hokianga region

Omapere, Hokianga Mon-Sat 10am-2pm www.hhs@ourhokianga.co.nz – 09 405 8498

WHANGAREI & SURROUNDS Claphams National Clock Museum 1

… welcomes you to one of the largest collections of clocks in the Southern Hemisphere!

Northland Society of Arts Reyburn House Art Gallery 3

Kiwi North & Whangarei Museum 2

Museum – Kiwi House – Heritage Park “Our Place, Our Heritage”

Gate 1, 500 SH14, Maunu, Whangarei Daily 10am-4pm www.kiwinorth.co.nz – 09-438 9630

Whangarei Art Museum - Te Manawa Toi 5

Town Basin, Whg Tues-Fri 10am4pm. Sat & Sun 1pm-4pm. Closed Mon.

Town Basin, Whangarei Open daily www.claphamsclocks.com – 09 438 3993

Whangarei’s oldest pioneer house exhibiting New Zealand artists

www.reyburnhouse.co.nz – 09 438 3074

Packard & Pioneer Museum 4

Northland’s largest automotive and engineering collection.

Main Museum: Maungatapere Thu-Sun 2pm tour Sampler Museum: Town Basin Tue-Sun 10am-4pm www.packardandpioneer.co.nz – 027 443 5060

Permanent home to the city’s art collection which embraces both heritage and contemporary art work

TeManawa - The Hub, Town Basin 10am-4pm daily www.whanagareiartmusuem.co.nz – 09 430 4240

Waipu Museum 6

New Zealand’s best small Museum showcasing the story of the famous Highland Scots migration from Nova Scotia

Tues-Sat 10am-4.20pm Sun-Mon 10am-4pm www.waipumuseum.co.nz – 09 432 0746


MID/FAR NORTH Te Ahu Heritage Museum, Kaitaia 1

Treasures, Taonga and Stories of the Far North.

Museum: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Archives: Thu-Fri 9am-4pm www.teahuheritage.co.nz – 09 408 9454 / 09 408 9457

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Butler Point Whaling Museum 2

Fully equipped Whale Boat, restored 1840’s Homestead and Gardens of Significance

Mangonui By appointment only

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Hikurangi Historical Museum 7

Cnr of George & Alfred Streets Tues, Thurs & Sat mornings 10-11.30am www.hikurangi.co.nz – 09 433 8062

Jack Morgan Museum 8

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Heritage artefacts depicting the lives of early settlers in what was once a thriving mining town.

Historic displays of the early 1900 agricultural settlement in the Hukerenui District

SH1, Hukerenui 10am-3pm June to Aug & 10am-4pm Sept to May

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DOC’s Featured Walks of

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Autumn is a great time to gather up friends or family and head off into the great outdoors for a spot of fresh air.

of all abilities. Some are suitable for wheelchair users, mountain buggies and young families.

Here in Northland we have some fantastic walks and tracks, administered by the Department of Conservation, which take you to all sorts of scenic and interesting places around the region. These walks are accessible to people

The Department of Conservation has been busy upgrading several of the tracks and walks around Northland for your enjoyment.

Te Paki Coastal Track,

Far North

Fancy a walk across some of NZ’s most pristine beaches, with sand so white it makes your eyes water? How about a trek amongst towering dunes, past ancient archaeological sites of past civilisations? Why not stroll across a meandering boardwalk, traversing a wetland lagoon teaming with birdlife. Then end your day with a glass of wine or a well-earned cuppa, nestled amongst verdant native bush, or under the shade of a grove of spreading pohutukawa, watching seabirds swooping in and out of a seemingly endless ocean. Sound like you? Then it’s time to dig out the sleeping bag, dust off those walking shoes, pack the car, the kids, the fishing gear and the camera, and heard North until you hit the Te Paki Reserves.

Cape Reinga

Te Paki Coastal Track

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TIP: DOC’s online booking system allows you to check the availability of, & book, selected huts and other facilities. You can browse accommodation or guided walks. Visit www.doc.govt.nz for more info. TIP: For more ideas for things to do and places to stay in Northland. Visit www.northlandnz.com

Cape Reinga Already internationally famous as the location of Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga) – one of NZ’s most iconic culturally and ecologically significant places, Te Paki Reserve also encompasses one of the most diverse multi day tracks in the country – the Te Paki Coastal Track. Traversing an incredible array of spectacular topography, including wetlands, coastal forests, dune and beaches, it also boasts four different camping spots ranging from ‘foot admission only’ to easy driving access. If four days is a bit long, then the good news is that most sections can be tackled as a pleasant day walk. And you don’t have to be Bear Grylls to walk the Te Paki tracks. Although there are a few hills that will give your ham strings a good work out, most of it is undulating or flat, with large sections involving strolling along a beach! And of course being the Far North, the weather is still warm enough for camping right through Autumn and even Winter

Te Paki Boardwalk

(with a warmer sleeping bag) –no biting frosts or snow up here! The three hour return walk across the Waitahora Lagoon to Pandora Bay is a pleasant and achievable experience and the new facilities at nearby Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) campground, with its smart toilet and shower block, are impressive – much more than you would expect from a basic campground. And seeing the banks of the lagoon covered in flowering native hibiscus is definitely a highlight. Pandora Bay is a popular lunch spot. Fortunately the dotterels, oyster catchers and pied stilts are not too put out at having to share the beach with other two legged visitors! You can easily spend several days exploring. Choose a camp and do day walk excursions, or overnight at Pandora or Twilight. Or take on the whole track. There are no huts to book, so if a particular spot is too hard to leave then you can just decide to stay longer.

‘Loo with a view’ Te Paki


Urupukapuka Island

Bay of Islands

Urupukapuka is part of Project Island Song, a highly successful pest-free island project. Which has cleared rats, mice and stoats from the islands and reintroduced pateke (brown teal). Rare tūturiwhatu (New Zealand dotterel) nest on several of Urupukapuka’s sandy beaches.

Trounson Kauri Park

Kauri Coast

You can help Project Island Song by stopping (before leaving home), checking (for stowaways - rats, mice and ants), then going (& having fun!) www.projectislandsong.co.nz

Urupukapuka Island Stunning views, a rich history, eleven kilometres of recently upgraded walking tracks, friendly campsites and crystal clear waters - Urupukapuka Island has something for everyone to enjoy. And if that wasn’t enough to entice you to visit, the birdsong is returning to this pest-free island, note by note. Recently upgraded by DOC, the new track system provides walkers with a steady grade and loop walks of various lengths, taking you from beaches to fantastic viewpoints. The island walks feature as part of the new Bay of Islands Walking Weekend from 29th September to 5th October 2014. www.boiwalkingweekend.co.nz The island is rich in history. Originally occupied by Ngare Raumati then Ngapuhi, recent archaeological excavations show where these early people lived, grew food and defended their island home. There are eight significant pa sites, with all but one on headlands facing the sea. Today these pa sites form the Urupukapuka Island Archaeological Walk, the only one of its kind in New Zealand, which takes about 5 hours to complete but can be broken into two loops. Urupukapuka, the largest of seven islands in the Bay of Islands is just over 200km north of Auckland. You can catch a boat from Paihia or Russell to Otehei Bay or take your own vessel. It has three popular campgrounds with basic facilities (cold showers and composting toilets) at Urupukapuka, Cable and Sunset Bays. Book your campsite by going on-line at www.doc.govt.nz

Mt Manaia

Whangarei Heads

Mt Manaia Mount Manaia is one of a cluster of jagged, bush-covered hills at the entrance of the spectacular Whangarei Harbour. The spiralling walk up this bush-clad mountain leads to a spectacular view of the harbour, coastline and offshore islands at the Bluff lookout. The eroded skeleton of an andesite cone, Mt Manaia is 16 – 22 million years old! Rare bush and exposed rocky ridge plants can be found along with birdlife similar to offshore island groups. Many legends surround the mountain and its dramatic rock summit 403 metres above sea level – which is thought to be the chief Manaia (largest peak) and his family of children (smaller pinnacles) and his unfaithful wife (last rock ‘facing away’ from Manaia.) Your walk starts with a steady climb from the car park. Take it slow as the gradient gets steeper and enjoy the views which get more spectacular the higher you climb, with the Bluff lookout rewarding you with great vistas of Bream Head and the Hen and Chicken Islands. The Mount Manaia track is 2 ½ to 3 hrs return.

Trounson Kauri Park, on Northland’s west coast just off SH12 about 30 minutes north of Dargaville, is a 586-hectare forest reserve restoration project. This “mainland island” has a focus on learning and enabling the public to enjoy a glimpse of Northland kauri forest like it once was. Stately kauri, taraire, kauri grass, kiekie, neinei and ferns dominate the vegetation. Fallen kauri and the resulting light wells, clear streams and filmy ferns add to the mystic experience. A key element in the Department of Conservation’s success to date has been the intensive work undertaken to control predators and browsers such as possums, rodents, mustelids and feral cats. Importantly, the reserve is home to several threatened species, such as North Island brown kiwi, kūkupa (NZ pigeon), pekapeka (bats) and kauri snails. The recently upgraded boardwalk on the easy 40-minute loop track is suitable for strollers. It leads you through a spectacular stand of kauri, giving you the opportunity to experience the unique character of this ancient forest. You can learn more about the kauri forest at the interpretation kiosk and trees and plants are named along the walk. A 2 hour guided night-walk is available so you can experience the sights and sounds of the forest after dark – Kiwi, Morepork, glowworms, weta, kokapu small native freshwater fish, Kauri snails and eels. Kauri roots are extremely sensitive to trampling. Along the track, steps have been taken to protect the delicate root structure of the kauri and prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. Stay on the tracks at all times to ensure no damage is done to these magnificent trees. At the entrance and exit to the park are barrel and grate boot cleaning systems – an important management tool in reducing the spread of disease.

“Leave only footprints, take only photos.” Urupukapuka Island – Cable Bay

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Top of the North CAPE REINGA LIGHTHOUSE

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‘Cape Reinga - Te Rerenga Wairua: The journey itself is as exciting as the destination.’ visit to tick it off their bucket list. Either way the Cape rarely fails to disappoint. The visitor facilities at Cape Reinga have recently been updated with interpretation signs along the walkway and a fully tarsealed road. Heading back down the west coast 90 Mile Beach is a '496, 1759 .=/$7 59 #<*$5/00&

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Hook your bike up, horseback ride or 4-wheel drive the length of the beach. Throw out a line or dig your toes in for Tuatuas (pick on the outgoing tide). 90 Mile Beach is endless fun in all weather.

MANGONUI FISH SHOP

TOP OF THE NORTH WALKS

LOCALS TIP

CAPE REINGA COASTAL You can attempt the whole walkway or choose a section (ranging from 30 mins to several hours duration). Visit doc.govt.nz

QUIRKY

MANGONUI HERITAGE The Mangonui Heritage Trail provides a glimpse of the great wealth of Maori and European history. Buildings date back to 1800’s. (3km) LANE COVE HUT TRACK A two hour walk along the Wairakau Stream Track at Whangaroa will land you at an idyllic 16 bunk hut, only steps from the water. Book a hut at doc.govt.nz

BIT OF NOSTALGIA,

One of Northland’s hidden treasures – Matthews Vintage Collection. A unique opportunity to view a privately owned collection of vintage cars, tractors and machinery used in farming dating back to the early 1900’s.

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