8 days in Northland Region & Warkworth Itinerary

8 days in Northland Region & Warkworth Itinerary

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8 days in Northland Region & Warkworth Itinerary

Start: Tirau
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Whangarei
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kaitaia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kaikohe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dargaville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Warkworth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Tirau

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 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Mount Parihaka War Memorial, stroll through Bream Head Coast Walks, and then pause for some photo ops at Te Kakano.

To find out how to plan a trip to Whangarei, use our trip itinerary maker.

Tirau to Whangarei is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kaitaia.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mount Parihaka War Memorial
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Bream Head Coast Walks ©
Bream Head Coast Walks
Mount Parihaka War Memorial ©
Mount Parihaka War Memorial
Te Kakano ©
Te Kakano

2
nights
Kaitaia

Kaitaia ©
Kaitaia is a town in the Far North District of New Zealand, at the base of the Aupouri Peninsula, about 160 km northwest of Whangarei. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaitaia: Cape Reinga (Cape Reinga & Cape Reinga Lighthouse Walk). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ninety Mile Beach, stroll around Gumdiggers Park, look for gifts at Kotare Krafts, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rarawa Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kaitaia using our trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whangarei to Kaitaia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Kaikohe.

Things to do in Kaitaia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Reinga, Gumdiggers Park
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Ninety Mile Beach ©
Ninety Mile Beach
Cape Reinga ©
Cape Reinga
Rarawa Beach ©
Rarawa Beach

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nights
Kaikohe

Kaikohe ©
On the 27th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, then contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then stroll around Hone Heke Memorial Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kaikohe journey planner .

Traveling by car from Kaitaia to Kaikohe takes 1.5 hours. On the 28th (Sat), you're off toDargaville.

Things to do in Kaikohe

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Paihia
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Hone Heke Memorial Park ©
Hone Heke Memorial Park

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night
Dargaville

Dargaville ©
Dargaville is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Kauri Museum and then explore the galleries of Empire Art & Espresso. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Dargaville Museum, then explore the activities along Kai Iwi Sand Lake, then take in the pleasant sights at Te Matua Ngahere Walk, and finally hike along Four Sisters Walk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dargaville trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Kaikohe to Dargaville in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Warkworth.

Things to do in Dargaville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Waipoua Forest, Empire Art & Espresso, The Kauri Museum
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The Kauri Museum ©
The Kauri Museum
Dargaville Museum ©
Dargaville Museum
Empire Art & Espresso ©
Empire Art & Espresso

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Warkworth

Warkworth ©
Warkworth is a town on the Northland Peninsula in the upper North Island of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Unicorn Bookshop, admire the majestic nature at Tawharanui Regional Park, and then walk around Parry Kauri Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Warkworth online route planner .

Traveling by car from Dargaville to Warkworth takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Warkworth are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warkworth

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Parry Kauri Park ©
Parry Kauri Park
Unicorn Bookshop ©
Unicorn Bookshop

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