The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in the publication’s 2022 list highlighting 52 “places around the globe where travellers can be part of the solution.”

“At the newly redeveloped Ngawha Springs, where the people of Ngāpuhi came to replenish their wairua, visitors can soak in dozens of mineral-rich geothermal pools to alleviate pain and repair common ailments … For day tours, the Māori-owned and -operated Tu Tika Tours organises private adventures that reveal local customs through storytelling, welcome ceremonies, singing, weaving and cuisine,” Scheffler writes.

Northland features alongside places including New York borough Queens; Gouda in the Netherlands; Marrakesh in Morocco; and the Inner Hebrides in Scotland.

Original article by Daniel Scheffler, The New York Times, January 11, 2021.

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