5 days in Northland Region Itinerary

5 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northland Region trip planner

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

— 2 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, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, take in the dramatic scenery at Haruru Falls, walk around Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, and admire the landmark architecture of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kerikeri day trip app.

Wellington to Kerikeri is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Russell.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Russell

— 1 night
Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Flagstaff Hill Historic Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with Phantom Sailing.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Russell route builder app.

You can drive from Kerikeri to Russell in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Whangarei.

Things to do in Russell

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Whangarei

— 1 night
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Whangarei Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, and then hike along Bream Head Coast Walks.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Whangarei trip website.

Traveling by car from Russell to Whangarei takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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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.