4 Day North Island Itinerary

Auckland - Paihia - Hokianga - Auckland

Day 1

Auckland - Paihia

        Sky Tower, Auckland. © Tourism New Zealand      

Begin in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, situated between two enormous harbour's, enjoy marine adventures, wine trails and forest walks.

Some Auckland Highlights

  • Sky Tower and Sky Jump
  • Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounters & Underwater World
  • Auckland's Harbour Bridge Climb
  • Auckland Zoo
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Auckland Botanical Gardens

Places to stay:

  • Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre
  • The Surrey Hotel

Before you go you must also experience some of Auckland's food and wine, locally grown produce, seafood caught daily and taste some of the areas Award winning wines

Travel on 3.2 hours to Paihia, Bay of Islands.

Day 2


Spend the day exploring all that the Bay of Islands have to offer, this picturesque town has a blend of history, culture, amazing scenery, adventure and the gateway to 144 other islands close by.

Some Paihia Highlights

  • Boat Cruises
  • Big Game Fishing
  • Vibrant cafes & restaurants
  • Swim with the Dolphins
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Places to stay:

  • Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
  • Tanoa Paihia Hotel


Paihia is the perfect base to explore further north, Cape Reinga, the stunning 90 Mile Beach and the creative craft shops of Kerikeri.

Travel just under 2 hours to Hokianga.

Day 3

Paihia - Hokianga

Known as the undiscovered jewel of the North Island's west coast, discover the lush forests, calm harbours and the sand dunes that seem to go on forever.

Some Hokianga Highlights

  • Quaint historical villages
  • Native bush walks with rich bird life
  • Arts & Craft shops
  • Boat & Fishing trips

Places to stay:

  • Opononi Hotel

Experience the great food at the many cafes & restaurants or just take it easy in this wonderful relaxed atmosphere.


Day 4

Travel back to Auckland

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