8 days in Northland Region Itinerary

8 days in Northland Region Itinerary

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Kerikeri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Russell
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Whangarei
— 2 nights
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Kerikeri

— 2 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. Spend the 28th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, stroll through Paihia Harbour, admire the striking features of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, and stroll around Waitangi Mountain Bike Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kerikeri trip itinerary website.

Auckland to Kerikeri is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Russell.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Russell

— 3 nights
Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. Get out of town with these interesting Russell side-trips: Paihia (Urupukapuka Island, Waitangi Golf Club, &more). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Phantom Sailing, identify plant and animal life at Russell Nature Walks, and steep yourself in history at Pompallier Mission and Printery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Russell sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Kerikeri to Russell in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Whangarei.

Things to do in Russell

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Whangarei

— 2 nights
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve and then hike along Bream Head Coast Walks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Whangarei Falls, and then stop by Town Basin.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Whangarei trip builder.

Drive from Russell to Whangarei in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Northland Region travel guide

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Historic Sites · 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.