3 days in New Zealand Itinerary

3 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Fly to Kaitaia Airport, Drive to Cape Reinga
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Cape Reinga
— Few hours
Drive
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Te Paki
— 1 day
Drive
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Paihia
— 1 night
Drive
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Kawakawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Auckland
— Few hours

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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. To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Reinga online itinerary planner.

Auckland to Cape Reinga is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Te Paki.

Things to do in Cape Reinga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Te Paki

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Te Paki online trip builder.

Te Paki is very close to Cape Reinga. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for Paihia.

Things to do in Te Paki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, find something for the whole family at Action World, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paihia holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Te Paki to Paihia takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kawakawa.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

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Kawakawa

Kawakawa is a small town in the Northland Region of northern New Zealand. Your day by day itinerary now includes Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail, then don't miss a visit to Kawakawa Public Toilets by Hundertwasser, and then take a memorable tour with Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kawakawa route planner.

Kawakawa is very close to Paihia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Kawakawa

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Auckland

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland day trip planner.

You can drive from Kawakawa to Auckland in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Bay of Islands travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Swim with Dolphins · Dolphin & Whale Watching
World-renowned place for big-game fishing, the subtropical microregion of Bay of Islands has enjoyed fame ever since the adventure novelist Zane Grey released "Tales of the Angler's El Dorado, New Zealand" in the 1930s. Your own Bay of Islands trip can be as adventurous as you like, with great opportunities for spotting whales, dolphins, marlins, and penguins, as well as popular dive spots. Don't forget to turn your gaze upward from the abundant sea: the sky here is the second-bluest in the word, according to a scientific study conducted early in the 21st century. The bay's many islands have great hiking trails, and long sandy beaches stretch along the coves and inlets on the mainland.