7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Whakatane
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Auckland
— 1 night
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Wellsford
— Few hours
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Dargaville
— Few hours
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Rawene
— 1 night
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Kohukohu
— Few hours
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Cape Reinga
— 1 night
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Mangonui
— Few hours
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Paihia
— 2 nights
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Whangarei
— Few hours
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Auckland
— 1 night
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Whakatane
— Few hours

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Whakatane

Whakatane ©
Whakatāne is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatāne River. On the 22nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Te Papaka and then take some stellar pictures from Puketapa Lookout.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Whakatane visit planner.

Auckland to Whakatane is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Auckland in October, you will find days in Whakatane are somewhat warmer (21°C), and nights are a bit cooler (13°C). On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Whakatane

Historic Sites
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Puketapa Lookout ©
Puketapa Lookout

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Auckland

Auckland
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip planner.

You can drive from Whakatane to Auckland in 4 hours. Traveling from Whakatane in October, you will find days in Auckland are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Wellsford.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Wellsford

Wellsford
Wellsford is a town on the Northland Peninsula in the northern North Island of New Zealand. For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wellsford online trip planner.

Drive from Auckland to Wellsford in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Wellsford can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Dargaville.

Things to do in Wellsford

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Dargaville

Dargaville
Dargaville is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Opo the Dolphin Statue.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dargaville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wellsford to Dargaville in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rawene.
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Rawene

Rawene
Rawene is a town on the south side of the Hokianga harbour, in Northland, New Zealand. To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rawene route planner.

Traveling by car from Dargaville to Rawene takes 2 hours. You'll set off for Kohukohu on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Rawene

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Kohukohu

Kohukohu ©
Kohukohu is a historic village on the Hokianga Harbour in the Northland Region of North Island. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Wairere Boulders.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kohukohu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rawene to Kohukohu takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Reinga.

Things to do in Kohukohu

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Wairere Boulders
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Wairere Boulders ©
Wairere Boulders

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Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga
Cape Reinga or Te Rerenga Wairua is the northwesternmost tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand. To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Reinga online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kohukohu to Cape Reinga takes 3 hours. You will leave for Mangonui on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Cape Reinga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Mangonui

Mangonui
Taipa-Mangonui is one name given to a string of small resort settlements in the far north of New Zealand's North Auckland Peninsula, close to the base of the Aupouri Peninsula. On the 25th (Sun), hike along Taumarumaru Scenic Reserve Walk.

You can plan Mangonui trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Cape Reinga to Mangonui in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paihia.

Things to do in Mangonui

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paihia trip planner.

Drive from Mangonui to Paihia in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Whangarei.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Coastal Kayakers, Kororipo Pa Historic Walk
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Coastal Kayakers ©
Coastal Kayakers
Salt Air ©
Salt Air
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Whangarei

Whangarei ©
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stop by NZ Fudge Farm and then pause for some photo ops at Te Kakano.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Whangarei route planner.

Getting from Paihia to Whangarei by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Whangarei

Shopping
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NZ Fudge Farm ©
NZ Fudge Farm
Te Kakano ©
Te Kakano

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Auckland

Auckland
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Traveling by car from Whangarei to Auckland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll set off for Whakatane on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Whakatane

Whakatane
On the 28th (Wed), get great views at Kohi Point Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Whakatane route planner.

Getting from Auckland to Whakatane by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Whakatane: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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