The northernmost town in the Auckland region is a popular stop for travellers heading north.

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In the 1860s, around 3000 English immigrants established a non-conformist religious settlement called Albertland at Port Albert on the Kaipara Harbour. Though many of the settlers gave up and moved elsewhere in Auckland, they certainly tried to make it work. Turns out the entrance to the Kaipara Harbour was incredible dangerous by boat, and the soil was generally mediocre for farming. Learn more by heading to the Albertland Museum in Wellsford, which houses memorabilia from the Albertland settlement.