2 days in Kerikeri & Paihia Itinerary

2 days in Kerikeri & Paihia Itinerary

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2 days in Kerikeri & Paihia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
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Kerikeri
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
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Paihia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
End: Auckland

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Kerikeri

Kerikeri ©
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. On the 26th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Anglican Church, then steep yourself in history at The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kerikeri trip itinerary planner.

Auckland to Kerikeri is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paihia.

Things to do in Kerikeri

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Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
St James Anglican Church ©
St James Anglican Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Haruru Falls, contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, then stop by Paihia Bookshop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paihia tour planner.

Paihia is just a stone's throw from Kerikeri. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Paihia

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Haruru Falls ©
Haruru Falls

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