5 days in Northland Region Itinerary

5 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northland Region trip itinerary builder

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Kerikeri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Russell
— 1 night
Drive
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Whangarei
— 1 night
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Kerikeri

— 2 nights
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. Kerikeri is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, relax in the rural setting at Blue River Orchard, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the landmark architecture of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kerikeri travel route builder site.

Auckland to Kerikeri is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Russell.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Russell

— 1 night
Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Pompallier Mission and Printery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Tapeka Point Track.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Russell journey site.

You can drive from Kerikeri to Russell in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Whangarei.

Things to do in Russell

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Whangarei

— 1 night
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Whangarei Falls, then visit Town Basin, and then stroll through Bream Head Coast Walks.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Whangarei online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Russell to Whangarei takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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.