5 days in Northland Region Itinerary

5 days in Northland Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Kerikeri

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: contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, relax in the rural setting at Blue River Orchard, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and don't miss a visit to KeriKeri New Zealand.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kerikeri online day trip planner.

Auckland to Kerikeri is an approximately 3- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Russell.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Paihia, Blue River Orchard, Haruru Falls
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

1
night
Russell

Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Pompallier Mission and Printery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Tapeka Point Track.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Russell journey site.

You can drive from Kerikeri to Russell in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Whangarei.

Things to do in Russell

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pompallier Mission and Printery ©
Pompallier Mission and Printery
Tapeka Point Track ©
Tapeka Point Track

1
night
Whangarei

Whangarei ©
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Whangarei Falls, then visit Town Basin, and then stroll through Bream Head Coast Walks.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Whangarei online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Russell to Whangarei takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bream Head Coast Walks ©
Bream Head Coast Walks
Whangarei Falls ©
Whangarei Falls
Town Basin ©
Town Basin