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 15​min
1
Whangarei
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kaitaia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kaikohe
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Opononi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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): take a stroll through Town Basin and then trek along Bream Head Coast Walks.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Whangarei route planner.

Tirau to Whangarei is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling 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
Town Basin ©
Town Basin
Mount Parihaka War Memorial ©
Mount Parihaka War Memorial

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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ninety Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Gumdiggers Park, then kick back and relax at Taupo Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Te Ahu Heritage, and finally take a stroll around Te Ahu Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaitaia day trip app .

Traveling by car from Whangarei to Kaitaia takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Kaikohe.

Things to do in Kaitaia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Taupo Bay Beach, Gumdiggers Park
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Ninety Mile Beach ©
Ninety Mile Beach
Gumdiggers Park ©
Gumdiggers Park
Kotare Krafts ©
Kotare Krafts

2
nights
Kaikohe

Kaikohe ©
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds and then walk around Hone Heke Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Northland Firehouse Museum Trust and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Kaikohe trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Kaitaia to Kaikohe takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Opononi on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Kaikohe

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Paihia
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Northland Firehouse Museum Trust ©

1
night
Opononi

Opononi ©
Opononi and Omapere are dual settlements on the south shore of the Hokianga harbour in Northland Region, New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): go for a walk through Waimamaku Coastal Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tane Mahuta Walk, then appreciate the history behind Opo the Dolphin Statue, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Koutu Boulders.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Opononi travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Kaikohe to Opononi takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Warkworth.

Things to do in Opononi

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tane Mahuta Walk ©
Tane Mahuta Walk
Opo the Dolphin Statue ©
Opo the Dolphin Statue

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night
Warkworth

Warkworth ©
Warkworth is a town on the Northland Peninsula in the upper North Island of New Zealand. On the 29th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Goat Island Marine Reserve and then immerse yourself in nature at Tawharanui Regional Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Warkworth road trip site .

Traveling by car from Opononi to Warkworth takes 3 hours. December in Warkworth sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Warkworth

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Goat Island Marine Reserve ©
Goat Island Marine Reserve
Unicorn Bookshop ©
Unicorn Bookshop