5 days in Northland Region Itinerary

5 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northland Region itinerary maker

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Kerikeri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Russell
— 1 night
Drive
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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: explore and take pictures at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Haruru Falls, and stroll through Paihia Harbour.

Before you visit Kerikeri, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Auckland to Kerikeri is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Russell.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Flagstaff Hill Historic Reserve and then see some colorful creatures with Phantom Sailing.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Russell trip planner.

You can drive from Kerikeri to Russell in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to 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. On the 14th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Whangarei Falls and then trek along Bream Head Coast Walks.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Whangarei trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Russell to Whangarei in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive 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.