Travel to Northland

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.

  • Jump on a domestic flight

    Fly to one of Northland’s airports.
    Whangarei only 40 mins from AKL
    Kerikeri only 50 mins from AKL

  • Pick up a camper

    With camp sites throughout Northland you can explore more via campervan

  • Pick up a rental

    Discovering Northland is easy when you rent a car

Time to start exploring


  • 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!

Find & book flights

For more information feel free to visit local information centres while you're here.

Where to Next

Top 10 Northland experiences →

Twin Coast Itinerary →

Bay of Islands Itinerary →