Itineraries of Newzealand

Itineraries of Newzealand

Day 1: Auckland to Hokianga via Dargaville
Waipoua Forest, Northland & Bay of Islands
By Northland Inc
A place of history, long beaches and giant trees.
Rich Maori history
The world’s largest Kauri tree
 3 h 54 min | 276 km
 Catch to your driver to Hokianga
Depart Auckland and start your adventure north towards Opononi. On the way explore antique and craft stores in Maungaturoto and Paparoa, or visit the Matakohe Kauri Museum.
Discover Waipoua Forest – home to the majestic Tane Mahuta, the Lord of the Forest and largest Kauri tree in the world.
Continue on to the Hokianga Harbour, where Maori first arrived in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Look out to the stunning sand dunes which after a short ferry ride you could be sandboarding down Overnight stay in Hotel Hokianga.

Day 2: Hokianga to Kaitaia

Northland’s top surfing location, Northland & Bay of Islands
By Shipwreck Bay
Breathtaking beaches
Shipwreck Bay
New Zealand’s northernmost vineyard
 1 h 40 min | 80 km
 This route includes a Car-BUS .
Gateway to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach.
Make your way through the fishing village of Rawene, visit the local art galleries and enjoy a coffee at the Boatshed Café before you board the car/Bus to Kohukohu.
Journey through yester-year taking in rural New Zealand country-side on your way north to Kaitaia, the main centre for the ‘subtropical’ north.
From here meet your coach tour to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach.
Or visit Shipwreck Bay, aptly named for its many shipwrecks some of which are still visible at low tide. It has also become a famous surfing destination with left-hand breaks and long rides. And Overnight Stay In Hotel Kaitaia.

Day 3: Kaitaia to Paihia/ Doubtless Bay

Ninety Mile Beach, Northland & Bay of Islands
By Amos Chapple
Ninety Mile Beach
Mangonui Fish Shop
Doubtless Bay
 1 h 35 min | 118 km
A wonderland of islands, marine life, kauri forests and Maori legend.
Continue on to the stunning Doubtless Bay, where you can enjoy lunch at the Mangonui Fish Shop.
The road leading into Kerikeri is bordered by orchards, roadside stalls offer the chance to buy seasonal fruit. Look out for signs showing the way to artists’ studios, which give this district its creative personality.
In Kerikeri you’ll find galleries, cafes, vineyards and fascinating historic sites such as the Stone Store and the Mission House. There are also superb bush walks in the area – Rainbow Falls is a perfect picnic spot. Spend the evening at Paihia at the heart of the Bay of Islands.
Check out the Te Ara Coast to Coast Map for hidden gems between the Bay of Islands and Hokianga,Overnight stay in Hotel in Paihia .

Day 4: Spend the day in Bay of Islands

Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Northland & Bay of Islands
By Fraser Clements
Known for its stunning beauty & history.
Swim with dolphins
Explore Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Visit New Zealand’s first sea port
Maori culture and the early history of New Zealand.The resort town of Paihia makes an excellent base for exploring the Bay of Islands.
Catch a cruise to the outer islands, go on a dolphin swimming safari, or take a ferry to the charming township of Russell.
The historic Treaty House at Waitangi marks the beginning of New Zealand as a nation and is great place to experience some Maori culture Overnight stay in Hotel Paihia.

Day 5: Paihia to Whangarei

Poor Knights Island, Northland & Bay of Islands
By Fraser Clements
Poor Knights Island
Top surf breaks
 1 h 5 min | 70 km
Visit Whangarei iSITE for local activities
You Have Seen it The Tutukaka Coast, near Whangarei was named one of the top coastal destinations in the world by National Geographic Traveller,Tutukaka is also the gateway to the Poor Knights Islands, a protected marine reserve known for the clarity of its water and abundant sea life And Halfday sightseeing in Whangare and back In The Hometown.