From Auckland (just 3 hours from Australia's east coast) jump in a car or hop on a quick flight to sunny Northland. Read our practical travel advice before you depart.

Getting around Northland

There's a lot to do on a Northland holiday, all within easy driving distance. At Cape Reinga see oceans collide, swim with dolphins in the Bay of Islands or surf massive sand dunes at Ahipara. Need more inspiration? Check out the Top 10 Northland experiences.


  • Dolphin watching (Bay of Islands)
  • Kauri giant Tane Mahuta (Waipoua Forest)
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds (Bay of Islands)


  • by car:

    20 mins from Kerikeri to dolphins watching

  • by car:

    3 hrs from Bay of Islands to Cape Reinga

  • by car:

    3.5 hrs from Cape Reinga to Waipoua Forest

Everything is close in Northland.

Take your time and experience it all!

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To learn more about the area and find things to do, visit local information centres while you're here.

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