6 days in Northland Region Itinerary

6 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northland Region itinerary planner

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Whangarei
— 1 night
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Paihia
— 4 nights
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Whangarei

— 1 night
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Whangarei Falls, and then stop by Town Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve, hike along Bream Head Coast Walks, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Parihaka War Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Whangarei trip tool.

Wellington to Whangarei is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paihia.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Paihia

— 4 nights
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.
Paihia is known for parks, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, stroll through The Parrot Place, and head outdoors with She's a Lady Sailing Adventures.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paihia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Whangarei to Paihia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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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.