8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northland Region journey planner

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Whananaki
— 1 night
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Paihia
— 2 nights
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Taupo Bay
— 1 night
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Pukenui
— 1 night
5
Ahipara
— 1 night
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Dargaville
— 1 night

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Whananaki

Whananaki ©
Whananaki is a locality on the east coast of Northland, New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stop by The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Whananaki trip planner.

Devonport to Whananaki is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paihia.

Things to do in Whananaki

Shopping
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The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill ©
The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Waitangi Treaty Grounds and then pause for some serene contemplation at St James Anglican Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Haruru Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, and then make a short side trip with Day Trips.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paihia trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Whananaki to Paihia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Taupo Bay.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Swim with Dolphins
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Haruru Falls ©
Haruru Falls

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Taupo Bay

Taupo Bay ©
On the 19th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Taupo Bay Beach and then take a tour of Rainbow Warrior.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Taupo Bay day trip planning tool.

Getting from Paihia to Taupo Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Pukenui.

Things to do in Taupo Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Rainbow Warrior ©
Rainbow Warrior

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Pukenui

Pukenui ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Tomo Berries, then contemplate the waterfront views at Doubtless bay, and then take a peaceful walk through Arethusa Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Tapotupotu Beach and then take some stellar pictures from Cape Reinga Lighthouse.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Pukenui fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Taupo Bay to Pukenui in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ahipara.

Things to do in Pukenui

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cape Reinga Lighthouse ©
Cape Reinga Lighthouse

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Ahipara

Ahipara ©
Ahipara is a town and locality in Northland, New Zealand at the southern end of Ninety Mile Beach, with the Tauroa Peninsula to the west and Herekino Forest to the east. To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ahipara online route planner.

Traveling by car from Pukenui to Ahipara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Dargaville.

Things to do in Ahipara

Shopping

Side Trips

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Te Ahu Center ©
Te Ahu Center
Ka-uri Unearthed ©
Ka-uri Unearthed

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Dargaville

Dargaville
Dargaville is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dargaville itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Ahipara to Dargaville in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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