6 days in North Island Itinerary

6 days in North Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Island trip builder
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Eltham
Drive
2
New Plymouth
Fly
3
Kerikeri
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Cape Reinga
— 1 day
Drive
5
Kerikeri
— 3 nights
Fly

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31
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Eltham

Eltham is a small inland town in South Taranaki, New Zealand, located 50km south of the city of New Plymouth and southeast of the volcanic cone of Mount Taranaki/Egmont. Discover how to plan a Eltham trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Eltham. You will leave for New Plymouth on the 28th (Mon).
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

New Plymouth

Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll.
To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Plymouth tour builder website.

You can drive from Eltham to New Plymouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Kerikeri on the 28th (Mon).
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums
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Kerikeri — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kerikeri trip maker tool.

You can fly from New Plymouth to Kerikeri in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cape Reinga.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours
Side Trip
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Cape Reinga — 1 day

Cape Reinga or Te Rerenga Wairua is the northwesternmost tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): hike along Te Paki Coastal Track and then get great views at Cape Reinga Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Reinga journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kerikeri to Cape Reinga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kerikeri.
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Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Kerikeri — 3 nights

On the 31st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at KeriKeri New Zealand and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kerikeri online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Cape Reinga to Kerikeri by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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Side Trip
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North Island travel guide

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Hot Springs · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Fish of Māui
Home to both New Zealand's capital city and its most populous one, North Island remains the more urbane and modern of the country's two main islands. With a wealth of museums and places of historical importance, the island tells the story of New Zealand's inhabitants, from the native Maoris and European settlers to the cosmopolitan and inclusive population of the modern era. Away from the industrial and cultural centers, a tour of North Island can take you through the impressive and world-renowned landscape of deep gorges, rolling rivers, enormous lakes, and areas of volcanic activity--home to an amazing biodiversity of terrestrial and marine animal and plant life. Active vacationers on North Island may appreciate the extreme sports, and don't miss a chance to relax in its hot water springs.
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