Dubbed “the little town of lights,” the town of Kaiwaka is a great stop for those looking to indulge in harbor activities and hiking trails through lush forests. Visit Kaipara Harbor and you can enjoy boating, diving, and surfing activities. History buffs will enjoy the small museums and galleries that are based near the town, as they offer information on Maori culture and history. There are a few nature walks near the town, especially in the Kaipara Harbor. There, you’ll find many birdwatchers looking out for godwits, sandpipers, plovers, and curlew. Foodies rejoice; Kaiwaka is home to a cheese factory shop and an Italian bakery, so be sure to stock up on tasty goods before partaking on your outdoor adventures in the region.