Drive to Puketi Forest to a stunning boardwalk to view the giant Kauri trees
Overnight Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands to Doubtless Bay
DISTANCE 108KM - DRIVING TIME 1.5 HOURS
In the morning depart the Bay of Islands for Mangonui via Matauri Bay, Tauranga Bay and Whangaroa. (optional stay overnight)
Dive the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior with Paihia Dive HQ
Spend a day at one of the beautiful beaches in Matauri Bay, Tauranga Bay, Taupo Bay, Coopers Beach, Cable Bay or on Karikari Peninsula
Fishing, sailing, kayaking, golf
Overnight Doubtless Bay
Doubtless Bay to Kaitaia
DISTANCE 40KM - DRIVING TIME 30 MINS
In the morning depart Doubtless Bay for the Far North
Guided tour to Cape Reinga along 90 Mile Beach with Awesome NZ
Explore the Far North – spend time at Houhora, Ahipara and 90 Mile Beach.
Fishing, surfing, walking, land yachting, golf, kayaking
Guided quad tours on 90 Mile Beach
Sample the wines of New Zealand’s most northern vineyards
Experience time in a Maori learning house and discover Maori Culture
Overnight Far North
To really experience the Far North, allow an extra night to stay at Houhora or further north.
Kaitaia to Hokianga
DISTANCE 160KM - DRIVING TIME 2.5 HOURS
In the morning depart the Far North for the Hokianga.
Explore the townships of Kohukohu and Rawene connected by vehicle ferry across the upper Hokianga Harbour
Go tobogganing down the giant sand dunes
Visit Waipoua Forest and spend time exploring the various forest walks to view giant Kauri trees with Footprints Waipoua
Try your hand at Kauri Gum polishing
Fishing, cruising, horse riding
See a natural phenomenon – Wairere Boulders in Horeke
Hokianga to Auckland
DISTANCE 177KM - DRIVING TIME 2.5 HOURS
In the morning depart the Hokianga for Trounson Kauri Park, Kai Iwi Lakes or Baylys Beach. Stop at Waipoua Forest and the giant Kauri tree ‘Tane Mahuta’ on the way south, enjoying the various walks and forests.
Arrive at the beautiful Kai Iwi Lakes, a stunning recreational reserve that provides a playground for swimming, boating, windsurfing, water skiing and trout fishing.