7 days in Northland Region Itinerary

7 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northland Region planner

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Make it your trip
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Whangarei
— 1 night
Drive
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Russell
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kerikeri
— 3 nights
Fly

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Whangarei

— 1 night
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. On the 22nd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, admire the sheer force of Whangarei Falls, and then see the sky in a new way at Planetarium North. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Manaia Track, then trek along Bream Head Coast Walks, and then wander the streets of Town Basin.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Whangarei trip app.

Auckland to Whangarei is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Russell.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Russell

— 2 nights
Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. On the 24th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pompallier Mission and Printery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then look for gifts at Paihia Bookshop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church. On your second day here, tee off at Waitangi Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at Opua Forest Lookout Track, and then don't miss a visit to Ruapekapeka Pa Track.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Russell trip planner.

You can drive from Whangarei to Russell in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Russell

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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. Kerikeri is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, admire the striking features of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, admire the sheer force of Haruru Falls, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kerikeri trip planner.

You can drive from Russell to Kerikeri in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

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.