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new zealand pool
Alex
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Alexandra Suter

I am Alexandra, one of First Light Travel’s interns. We decided to explore the beautiful Northland area just North of Auckland. Coming from Switzerland, I know all about majestic mountains and glaciers. therefore I wanted to experience something else New Zealand has to offer. Our weekend trip took us North to Whangarei and Matapouri where we discovered some amazing coastline, beaches and even a hidden mermaid pool.

Alex
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Alexandra Suter

New Zealand's Best Beaches in Northland
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

Northlands Wonderful Subtropical Beaches

With a sub-tropical climate, kilometres of white sandy beaches and crystal clear-waters at every turn, Northland, at the top of New Zealand’s North Island, is the proud home of some of New Zealand's best beaches. As you drive around this vast water-filled playground it’s hard not to find a pristine slice of paradise calling for you to throw off your shoes and wade in its waters or grab a kayak, boat, fishing rod or snorkel and get out and explore – the possibilities in Northland really are endless.

Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

Pelorus River New Zealand
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey
Mother Nature has been kind to us here in New Zealand, providing natural pools and beaches in beautiful settings to enjoy, after all, we are a country with over 14,000 kilometers (8,700 miles) of coastline with some stunning inland lakes and wilderness rivers. Here is a locals guide to some of our better swimming holes to help you explore some of the Best New Zealand Beaches, Lakes and Rivers where you can relax and unwind on a hot summer's day. 
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

Wild Hot Springs when you Self drive New Zealand
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

Picture yourself relaxing in one of our naturally formed hot springs, surrounded by lush native bush or towered over by magnificent snow capped mountains - maybe you found yourself soaking in a spring that formed in the middle of a wild beach. If you Self drive New Zealand, not only is this possible, but better still – IT'S ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey