6 days in Northland Region Itinerary

6 days in Northland Region Itinerary

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6 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Drive:  3​h
1
Paihia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Kawakawa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Whangarei
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Auckland

2
nights
Paihia

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.
On the 15th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, then admire the striking features of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Action World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, and then admire the landmark architecture of St Paul's Anglican Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paihia journey planning app .

Auckland to Paihia is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kawakawa.

Things to do in Paihia

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kerikeri
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Kawakawa

Kawakawa ©
Kawakawa is a small town in the Northland Region of northern New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Ngawha Spa, then get interesting insight from Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway, then explore the galleries of Kings Theatre Creative, and finally don't miss a visit to Kawakawa Public Toilets by Hundertwasser.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kawakawa trip planner .

Kawakawa is just a short distance from Paihia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Whangarei.

Things to do in Kawakawa

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ngawha Spa
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Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway ©
Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway
Kings Theatre Creative ©
Kings Theatre Creative
Ngawha Spa ©
Ngawha Spa

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nights
Whangarei

Whangarei ©
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Adventure Forest, see the sky in a new way at Planetarium North, and then take an in-depth tour of The Kauri Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Whangarei online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kawakawa to Whangarei takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Kauri Museum, Ocean Beach
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Adventure Forest ©
Adventure Forest
The Kauri Museum ©
The Kauri Museum
Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve ©
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