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Fun Things to Do in Northland NZ

Fern Ridge is situated in the ideal place to explore other parts of secluded Northland - there is an enormous variety of activities for couples and friends to enjoy.

Fern Ridge is a quick 20-minute drive to Kaitaia, which has a longstanding reputation as New Zealand’s warmest town, boasting a sub-tropical climate. The accommodating weather in Kaitaia means it’s a thriving hub for orchards and wineries. It is also reputed for its breathtaking scenery and there are numerous tracks and walks to be enjoyed by trampers of all abilities and fitness levels.  In fact Fern Ridge is only a short 25 minute drive to Omahuta Kauri sanctuary walk , which is home to one of the oldest Kauri trees left in New Zealand and 20 mins drive to the start of the Mangamuka Tramping Track.

Additionally, Fern Ridge is a scenic 1-hour drive away from Kerikeri, Northland’s largest town, and the heart of the Bay of Islands region. Kerikeri is well-known as an adventure capital, a wine country, as well as a historical site - illustrious Kerikeri was a major settlement for early British immigrants. The town has been kept in immaculate condition, and has preserved many of the charming old-world architecture, some of which are the oldest left standing in New Zealand.
Fern Ridge’s friendly hosts John and Erin want to share stunning Northland with you. From visiting the Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia, swimming at New Zealand’s famed 90 mile beach, local restaurants, café, and bars/pubs, winery tours, and anything else to make your stay an unforgettable one - they are happy to oblige. One of their particular favourite local eateries is the Beachcomber restaurant in Kaitaia.  It has a wonderfully authentic Kiwi feel to it and the food is yummy. Harrisons Cape Reinga Tours are a really informative yet informal way to see one of the the most magnificent spectacles in New Zealand  Let the locals show you around Northland a much-loved travel destination in New Zealand.   
Another wonderful way to spend a day is to visit one of the finest wineries in the region - the Waitapu Estate Vineyard, sample some delightful wines, eat delicious food and enjoy this picturesque and stylish setting.  With so many of New Zealand's best tourist attractions and activities on your doorstep, why wait? Explore to your heart’s content. After all, you’ll always be able to come home to the serene environment of Fern Ridge at the end of the day.

Private, Peaceful and Delightful!

We recently stayed at this beautiful hideaway, surrounded by stunning native bush and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The tranquillity, views and ambience were fabulous, as was relaxing in the outdoor bath in the evening, listening for kiwis, and doing bush walks. Eco-friendly yet luxurious, a wonderful place to stay. FI & PETE, Warkworth