18 days in Northland Region Itinerary

18 days in Northland Region Itinerary

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Start: Auckland
Drive:  2 h
1
Mangawhai
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Waipu
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Whangarei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Matapouri
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
5
Kawakawa
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
6
Paihia
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Whangaroa
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
8
Mangonui
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Pukenui
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
10
Cape Reinga
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Omapere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Dargaville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Warkworth

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Mangawhai

Mangawhai ©
Mangawhai is a locality in Northland, New Zealand around the Mangawhai Harbour. You've now added Mangawhai Golf Club to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Mangawhai Museum, thentee off at Mangawhai Golf Club, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mangawhai Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mangawhai route planner.

Auckland to Mangawhai is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In November, daily temperatures in Mangawhai can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Waipu.

Things to do in Mangawhai

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Mangawhai Beach ©
Mangawhai Beach
Mangawhai Museum ©
Mangawhai Museum
Mangawhai Golf Club ©
Mangawhai Golf Club

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Waipu

Waipu ©
Waipu is a small town in Bream Bay, in the Northland Region of New Zealand, with a Scottish heritage. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Waipu Museum, tee off at Waipu Golf Club, and then stroll through Ruakaka Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Waipu using our trip planner.

Waipu is just a short distance from Mangawhai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Whangarei.

Things to do in Waipu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ruakaka Beach
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Ruakaka Beach ©
Ruakaka Beach
Waipu Museum ©
Waipu Museum
Waipu Golf Club ©
Waipu Golf Club

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nights
Whangarei

Whangarei ©
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. You've added Adrenalin Adventure Park, Whangarei i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Mount Parihaka War Memorial, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the next day, get answers to all your questions at Whangarei i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, take an in-depth tour of Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, and finally add some fun to your beach time Adrenalin Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Whangarei trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Waipu to Whangarei in an hour. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Matapouri.

Things to do in Whangarei

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Parihaka War Memorial
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Forest ©
Adventure Forest
Whangarei Falls ©
Whangarei Falls
Whangarei Quarry Gardens ©
Whangarei Quarry Gardens

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Matapouri

Matapouri ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Matapouri Bay.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Matapouri trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Whangarei to Matapouri takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kawakawa.

Things to do in Matapouri

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Matapouri Bay
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Matapouri Bay ©
Matapouri Bay

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hours
Kawakawa

Kawakawa
Kawakawa is a small town in the Northland Region of northern New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): Head underground at Kawiti Caves.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kawakawa trip builder.

Traveling by car from Matapouri to Kawakawa takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Kawakawa

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:

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nights
Paihia

Paihia ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kapiro Vineyard, Marty's Golf Range, The Range, and other attractions you added. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Waitangi Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue River Orchard (in Waipapa) and Oneroa Bay (in Russell). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, admire the sheer force of Haruru Falls, admire the striking features of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, and get in on the family fun at Action World.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paihia trip builder website.

Paihia is just a stone's throw from Kawakawa. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Whangaroa.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Russell, Kaikohe, Blue River Orchard, Haruru Falls
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Haruru Falls ©
Haruru Falls

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Whangaroa

Whangaroa
Whangaroa is a locality on the harbour of the same name in Northland, New Zealand.Whangaroa is 8 km north-west from Kaeo and 35 km northwest from Kerikeri. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tee off at Kauri Cliffs.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Whangaroa trip itinerary app.

Drive from Paihia to Whangaroa in an hour. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mangonui.

Things to do in Whangaroa

Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Kauri Cliffs
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

2
nights
Mangonui

Mangonui ©
Taipa-Mangonui is one name given to a string of small resort settlements in the far north of New Zealand's North Auckland Peninsula, close to the base of the Aupouri Peninsula. Your list of things to see and do now includes Matai Bay, Northland Golf Course at Peppers Carrington Resort, Mathew's Vintage Museum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Taupo Bay Beach and then examine the collection at Butler Point Whaling Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Taipa Beach, see the interesting displays at Mathew's Vintage Museum, thentee off at Northland Golf Course at Peppers Carrington Resort, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Matai Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mangonui planning app.

Mangonui is just a stone's throw from Whangaroa. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Pukenui.

Things to do in Mangonui

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kaitaia, Taipa Beach, Taupo Bay Beach, Matai Bay
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Butler Point Whaling Museum ©
Butler Point Whaling Museum

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Pukenui

Pukenui ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pick up some local products at Tomo Berries and then kick back and relax at Ninety Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pukenui day trip app.

Traveling by car from Mangonui to Pukenui takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Reinga.

Things to do in Pukenui

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ninety Mile Beach
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ninety Mile Beach ©
Ninety Mile Beach

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Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga ©
Cape Reinga or Te Rerenga Wairua is the northwesternmost tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand. On the 25th (Wed), get great views at Cape Reinga Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Reinga trip planner.

Drive from Pukenui to Cape Reinga in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Omapere.

Things to do in Cape Reinga

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Te Paki Sand Dunes
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Te Paki Sand Dunes ©
Te Paki Sand Dunes
Cape Reinga Lighthouse ©
Cape Reinga Lighthouse

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night
Omapere

Omapere ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Labyrinth Woodworks and Puzzle Museum, Clendon House and Hokianga i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Omapere online trip maker.

Getting from Cape Reinga to Omapere by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Dargaville.

Things to do in Omapere

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hokianga i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Clendon House
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Clendon House ©
Clendon House
Hokianga i-SITE Visitor Information Centre ©
Labyrinth Woodworks and Puzzle Museum ©
Labyrinth Woodworks and Puzzle Museum

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nights
Dargaville

Dargaville ©
Dargaville is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Kauri Museum, Tokatoka Peak, The Kumara Box, and other attractions you added. On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at Dargaville Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Dargaville trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Omapere to Dargaville in 1.5 hours. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dargaville

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

The Kauri Museum
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Baylys Beach ©
Baylys Beach
Dargaville Museum ©
Dargaville Museum
The Kumara Box ©
The Kumara Box