8 days in Northland Region Itinerary

8 days in Northland Region Itinerary

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8 days in Northland Region Itinerary

Start: Tirau
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Waipu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dargaville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kerikeri
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Tirau

2
nights
Waipu

Waipu ©
Waipu is a small town in Bream Bay, in the Northland Region of New Zealand, with a Scottish heritage. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Mangawhai Beach, then trek along Mangawhai Walkway, and then identify plant and animal life at Waipu Cave. On the next day, examine the collection at Waipu Museum, then hike along Waipu Caves Track, and then play a few rounds at Waipu Golf Club.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Waipu travel route planner.

Tirau to Waipu is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dargaville.

Things to do in Waipu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Mangawhai
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Mangawhai Beach ©
Mangawhai Beach
Waipu Cave ©
Waipu Cave
Waipu Museum ©
Waipu Museum

1
night
Dargaville

Dargaville ©
Dargaville is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): browse the exhibits of The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, then delve into the lush surroundings at Trounson Kauri Park, and then explore the activities along Kai Iwi Sand Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dargaville tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Waipu to Dargaville takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Dargaville

Nature Parks Shopping
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Trounson Kauri Park ©
Trounson Kauri Park

4
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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wairere Boulders and St James Anglican Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Ruapekapeka Pa Track. Get out of town with these interesting Kerikeri side-trips: Taupo Bay Beach (in Taupo Bay) and Butler Point Whaling Museum (in Mangonui). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, hike along Puketi Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to KeriKeri New Zealand, and take a peaceful walk through Manginangina Kauri Walk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kerikeri online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Dargaville to Kerikeri in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Paihia, Wairere Boulders, Ruapekapeka Pa Track, Taupo Bay Beach, Butler Point Whaling Museum
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
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Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour