10 days in Northland Region & Tauranga Itinerary

10 days in Northland Region & Tauranga Itinerary

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Kerikeri
— 2 nights
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Russell
— 2 nights
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Mangawhai
— 1 night
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Tauranga
— 4 nights

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Kerikeri

Kerikeri, the largest town in Northland New Zealand, is a popular tourist destination about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 80 km north of the northern region's largest city, Whangarei. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Mahoe Cheese and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Anglican Church. On the next day, steep yourself in history at KeriKeri New Zealand, then look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kerikeri travel route planner.

Dunedin to Kerikeri is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Russell.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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Russell

Russell ©
Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): play a few rounds at Waitangi Golf Club, then stop by The Cabbage Tree Shop, and then do a tasting at Omata Estate. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Pompallier Mission and Printery, trek along Tapeka Point Track, then admire the striking features of St Paul's Anglican Church, and finally get great views at Opua Forest Lookout Track.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Russell trip planner.

Drive from Kerikeri to Russell in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Mangawhai.

Things to do in Russell

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Parks

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Waitangi Golf Club ©
Waitangi Golf Club
Pompallier Mission and Printery ©
Pompallier Mission and Printery
St Paul's Anglican Church ©
St Paul's Anglican Church

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Mangawhai

Mangawhai ©
Mangawhai is a locality in Northland, New Zealand around the Mangawhai Harbour. On the 3rd (Sun), stroll through Mangawhai Beach, then stroll through Mangawhai Walkway, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mangawhai trip planner.

Getting from Russell to Mangawhai by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tauranga.

Things to do in Mangawhai

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Mangawhai Beach ©
Mangawhai Beach

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Tauranga

The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rotorua (Te Puia, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, &more), Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Wairere Falls (in Okauia). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at McLaren Falls Park, identify plant and animal life at Whakaari White Island Volcano, relax in the rural setting at Agrodome, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Tauranga fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Mangawhai to Tauranga by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mangawhai in January: highs in Tauranga hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tauranga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set

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