6 days in Northland Region Itinerary

6 days in Northland Region Itinerary

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Fly to Kerikeri Airport, Drive to Kawakawa
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Kawakawa
— 1 day
Drive
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Russell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kerikeri
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kawakawa

— 1 day
Kawakawa is a small town in the Northland Region of northern New Zealand. Your day by day itinerary now includes Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at The Northland Firehouse Museum Trust, then Head underground at Kawiti Caves, and then get interesting insight from Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kawakawa trip planner.

Wellington to Kawakawa is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Russell.

Things to do in Kawakawa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

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Russell

— 2 nights
Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oneroa Bay, then look for gifts at The Cabbage Tree Shop, and then surround yourself with nature on Russell Nature Walks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Pompallier Mission and Printery, take in the exciting artwork at Just Imagine Gallery, and then take a tour by water with Phantom Sailing.

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Drive from Kawakawa to Russell in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Russell

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Kerikeri

— 3 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. Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Attractions like Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Paihia Harbour make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, steep yourself in history at The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, shop like a local with Masterpieces Art Gallery, and look for gifts at The Kauri Workshop.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kerikeri tour planner.

Traveling by car from Russell to Kerikeri takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kerikeri

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.