7 days in Northland Region Itinerary

7 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northland Region trip planner

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Whangarei
— 1 day
Drive
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Russell
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kerikeri
— 3 nights
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Whangarei

— 1 day
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bream Head Coast Walks, admire the natural beauty at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Whangarei Falls.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Whangarei tour itinerary maker website.

Auckland to Whangarei is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Russell.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Russell

— 3 nights
Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Russell: Paihia (Urupukapuka Island, Paihia Bookshop, &more). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Phantom Sailing, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and contemplate the long history of Pompallier Mission and Printery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Russell tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Whangarei to Russell in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Russell

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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. Kerikeri is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, take a peaceful walk through Manginangina Kauri Walk, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Drive from Russell to Kerikeri in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Northland Region travel guide

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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.