Kaipara’s stunning natural environment, distinctive rural character and rich history make it a great place to visit and explore. Attractions include the Kaipara Harbour with its many seaside villages and camp grounds, the Matakohe and Dargaville Museums, Kai Iwi Lakes, Kauri Forests and Ripiro Beach (the longest drivable beach in the country).
Kaipara District Council endeavours to foster tourism through its support of Information Centres and establishment of a Cycle Trail
from Auckland, via Pouto and Dargaville, to the Hokianga Harbour and the Far North. Council also supports initiatives to connect the District with the Kaipara Harbour through provision of boat ramps, wharves and other coastal facilities.