Discover the hidden nature of Northland (Te Tai Tokerau) with its wealth of untold stories and a culture deeply rooted in nature. Travel to Hokianga , the arrival point of Kupe the voyager from Hawaiki on the west coast. There you will meet your local Māori guide who will take you into the ancient forest to see the oldest and most sacred living giant kauri tree in New Zealand. Through waiata (song) and interpretation discover why Māori believe that this mighty giant is Tane Mahuta, the Lord of the Forest.
Spend some time in the seaside village of Opononi before settlingback as we follow the historical trading trail. End your day at the Kawiti family glow worm caves where the lights of glow worms will surround you amongst amazing stalactites and stalagmites.