You might like to add on this select experience and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
, which are highly recommended. This is where New Zealand’s founding document was signed and is also home to a magnificent museum
that explores the historical relationship between the Maori and the British. Making your way north, the Waipoua Forest
is bound to beckon. Travelling along the narrow, winding roads of State Highway 12, the majestic kauri trees will dwarf you as you enter the forest
. There is a reason the best known of these giants, is referred to as the “lord of the forest”.