4 days in Northland Region Itinerary

4 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northland Region trip planner

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Whangarei
— 1 day
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Paihia
— 3 nights
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Whangarei

— 1 day
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Whangarei Falls, then make a trip to Mount Parihaka War Memorial, and finally take a stroll through Town Basin.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Whangarei road trip planning website.

Auckland to Whangarei is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Paihia

— 3 nights
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Spend the 31st (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, get in on the family fun at Action World, and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

Find out how to plan Paihia trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Whangarei to Paihia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Northland Region travel guide

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Historic Sites · Waterfalls · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tail of the Fish
Boasting a sub-tropical climate and two extensive coastlines, Northland Region makes a great destination for those who love water sports, marine life, and relaxing on the beach. A holiday in Northland Region can include dolphin-watching boat cruises, snorkeling and diving opportunities, and sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. However, venture farther inland and you'll find still more to enjoy. As a hub of Maori culture and communities, historical sites important to the story of the nation, and staggering biodiversity in native forests, the interior of Northland Region offers a wealth of experiences to complement its two coasts.