The Far North

Far North

Cuisine capital of the Far North

Cuisine capital of the Far North

Dining out is always the perfect opportunity to unwind after a busy day exploring the Far North and to refuel for the next days adventure. Lets find out what our little village has to offer for the hungry traveller.   The Thai Northland's best Thai restaurant...

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A dairy of the magical kind.

A dairy of the magical kind.

  As soon as you turn left just past the Taipa bridge, you know you are heading to a special place. Nested inland the charming countryside of Peria, you will discover The Bush Fairy Dairy, a unique 'groovy-hippie' style cafe, meeting place and of course dairy....

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Take a drive down memory lane

Take a drive down memory lane

Based in Doubtless Bay, Northland, Matthews Vintage Machinery Museum is the result of a decades-long hobby that has kept owner Winston (Win) Matthews busy for over 50 years. The 1100 square metre shed houses lovingly restored vintage cars, stationary engines, farming,...

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COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

Here at The Old Oak we take your health and wellbeing very seriously, and hence have implemented additional cleaning and hygiene procedures in light of Covid-19.  As a guest we recommend you utilise these and take common sense precautions as necessary during your...

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4 Must-dos in the Far North of New Zealand

4 Must-dos in the Far North of New Zealand

Planning on venturing to 'The Cape', New Zealand's most northern point? Here are four recommended must-dos for a day trip up to the Far North you won't want to miss: Ride the Te Paki Sand Dunes: Grab your boogie board and sand surf down some seriously steep dunes....

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Taipa Bridge Opening

Taipa Bridge Opening

The Far North is celebrating the opening of a new two-lane bridge at Taipa. Labeled the ‘smartest bridge in New Zealand’, the new wifi-enabled, two-lane with street lights positioned at both ends of the road adjacent to the bridge also come with a hub giving the...

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