6 days in Northland Region Itinerary

6 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northland Region trip planner

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

— 1 night
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): trek along Bream Head Coast Walks and then take a stroll through Town Basin. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Whangarei Falls, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Whangarei trip maker app.

Auckland to Whangarei is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Russell.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Russell

— 1 night
Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pompallier Mission and Printery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tapeka Point Track.

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Drive from Whangarei to Russell in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Russell

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerikeri

— 3 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. Step out of Kerikeri with an excursion to Tane Mahuta Walk in Opononi--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, admire the landmark architecture of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, take a memorable tour with Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour.

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

You can drive from Russell to Kerikeri in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.