4 days in Northland Region Itinerary

4 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northland Region planner
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Whangarei
— 1 day
Drive
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Russell
— 1 night
Drive
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Paihia
— 1 night
Drive
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Kerikeri
— 1 night
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Whangarei — 1 day

Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. On the 28th (Fri), get advice or help at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Whangarei Falls, and then wander the streets of Town Basin.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Whangarei online trip itinerary planner.

Auckland to Whangarei is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Russell.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Russell — 1 night

Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Pompallier Mission and Printery and then discover the deep blue sea with Phantom Sailing.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Russell trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Whangarei to Russell takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paihia.
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Paihia — 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paihia Harbour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paihia trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Russell to Paihia in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kerikeri.
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Kerikeri — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Parrot Place, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kerikeri planner.

Kerikeri is just a stone's throw from Paihia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Northland Region travel guide

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Gardens · 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.