8 days in Northland Region Itinerary

8 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northland Region trip maker

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Fly
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Whangarei
— 1 day
Drive
2
Russell
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cape Reinga
— 2 nights
Drive
4
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, admire the sheer force of Whangarei Falls, and then wander the streets of Town Basin.

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Queenstown to Whangarei is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Russell.

Things to do in Whangarei

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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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 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then steep yourself in history at Pompallier Mission and Printery, and then look for gifts at South Sea Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): play a few rounds at Waitangi Golf Club, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Anglican Church, and then surround yourself with nature on Russell Nature Walks.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Russell travel route builder website.

Getting from Whangarei to Russell by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Reinga.

Things to do in Russell

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Golf

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Cape Reinga

— 2 nights
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. On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Tapotupotu Beach, hike along Te Paki Coastal Track, and then get great views at Cape Reinga Lighthouse. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Te Paki Sand Dunes.

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Traveling by car from Russell to Cape Reinga takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Cape Reinga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, stroll through The Parrot Place, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and admire the sheer force of Haruru Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kerikeri trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Reinga to Kerikeri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.