7 days in Northland Region Itinerary

7 days in Northland Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Drive:  2 h
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
End: Auckland


Whangarei ©
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. On the 22nd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, admire the sheer force of Whangarei Falls, and then see the sky in a new way at Planetarium North. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Manaia Track, then trek along Bream Head Coast Walks, and then wander the streets of Town Basin.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Whangarei trip app.

Auckland to Whangarei is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Russell.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bream Head Coast Walks ©
Bream Head Coast Walks
Whangarei Falls ©
Whangarei Falls
Whangarei Quarry Gardens ©
Whangarei Quarry Gardens


Russell ©
Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. On the 24th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pompallier Mission and Printery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then look for gifts at Paihia Bookshop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church. On your second day here, tee off at Waitangi Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at Opua Forest Lookout Track, and then don't miss a visit to Ruapekapeka Pa Track.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Russell trip planner.

You can drive from Whangarei to Russell in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Russell

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Paihia, Ruapekapeka Pa Track
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Pompallier Mission and Printery ©
Pompallier Mission and Printery
Waitangi Golf Club ©
Waitangi Golf Club
Opua Forest Lookout Track ©
Opua Forest Lookout Track


Kerikeri ©
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: steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, grab your bike and head to Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and hike along Kerikeri River Track.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kerikeri trip builder tool.

Getting from Russell to Kerikeri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Paihia, Haruru Falls, Waitangi Mountain Bike Park
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Haruru Falls ©
Haruru Falls