15 days in Wellsford & Northland Region Itinerary

15 days in Wellsford & Northland Region Itinerary

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Wellsford
— 1 night
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Whangarei
— 5 nights
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Russell
— 3 nights
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Kerikeri
— 3 nights
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Kaitaia
— 1 night
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Waipoua Forest
— 1 night
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Wellsford

Wellsford is a town on the Northland Peninsula in the northern North Island of New Zealand. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Piroa Falls Track and then surround yourself with nature on Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Mangawhai Museum, trek along Mangawhai Walkway, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Minniesdale Chapel.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wellsford driving holiday site.

Auckland to Wellsford is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Whangarei.

Things to do in Wellsford

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours
3.7
Mangawhai Museum ©
History Museum
Mangawhai Museum
4.4
Minniesdale Chapel ©
Religious Site
Minniesdale Chapel
4.4

5
nights
Whangarei

Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ocean Beach and Ruakaka Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park and Waipu Museum. Explore Whangarei's surroundings by going to Yukon Dive (in Tutukaka) and Waipu Cave (in Waipu). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Adventure Forest, see the interesting displays at Packard Motor Museum, see the vivid underwater world at Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Manaia Track.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Whangarei trip site.

Traveling by car from Wellsford to Whangarei takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Russell.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Yukon Dive ©
Must see
Yukon Dive
4.7
Ocean Beach ©
Beach
Ocean Beach
4.8

3
nights
Russell

Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Northland Dive and Russell Nature Walks. We've included these beaches for you: Paroa Bay Winery- Villa Accommodation. and The Strand Beach. When in Russell, make a side trip to see Urupukapuka Island in Paihia, approximately Paihia away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Oneroa Bay and hike along Tapeka Point Track.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Russell online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Whangarei to Russell takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Russell

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Northland Dive ©
Must see
Northland Dive
5.0
Oneroa Bay ©
Must see
Oneroa Bay
4.8

3
nights
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Butler Point Whaling Museum and St James Anglican Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Parrot Place and Coastal Kayakers. Change things up with these side-trips from Kerikeri: Wairere Boulders (in Horeke) and Taumarumaru Scenic Reserve Walk (in Mangonui). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Puketi Nature Trail, trek along Manginangina Kauri Walk, look for gifts at Makana Chocolate Boutique, and grab your bike and head to Waitangi Mountain Bike Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kerikeri attractions planning app.

Getting from Russell to Kerikeri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kaitaia.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Parrot Place ©
Must see
The Parrot Place
4.6
Coastal Kayakers ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Coastal Kayakers
4.8

1
night
Kaitaia

Kaitaia is a town in the Far North District of New Zealand, at the base of the Aupouri Peninsula, about 160 km northwest of Whangarei. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Te Ahu Heritage, kick back and relax at Rarawa Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Sand Safaris Cape Reinga 90 Mile Beach Tours, and finally trek along Lake Ngatu Track.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kaitaia trip simple and quick.

Drive from Kerikeri to Kaitaia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Waipoua Forest.

Things to do in Kaitaia

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
Lake Ngatu Track ©
Hiking Trail
Lake Ngatu Track
4.8
Te Ahu Heritage ©
History Museum
Te Ahu Heritage
4.6

1
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Waipoua Forest

On the 5th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Te Matua Ngahere Walk, go for a walk through Arai Te Uru Heritage Walk, hike along Tane Mahuta Walk, then delve into the lush surroundings at Waipoua Forest, and finally hike along Four Sisters Walk.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Waipoua Forest driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Kaitaia to Waipoua Forest in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waipoua Forest

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Waipoua Forest ©
Must see
Waipoua Forest
4.8
Tane Mahuta Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Tane Mahuta Walk
4.9