6-Day Self Drive Ultimate Adventure in Northland

6 days +
14 Activities
6 Locations

Trip Summary

Discover the best in adventure that Northland has to offer. Follow this trail created by one of New Zealand's most energetic filmmakers.

Experience diving in one of the best sub-tropical locations in the world, paraglide over the Bay of Islands as well as discover some amazing waterfalls and hikes. Oh, and the sandboarding! In the evenings you'll relax for 2 nights Glamping, stay at a totally chill surf shack and enjoy 2 nights in a secluded cliff top location atop the Bay of Islands.

Travel time: 13.5 hrs

Distance: 950 kms

Starting from

$900 USD per person
Kyle Mulinder

About Kyle

Kyle is a ‘Kiwi’ with a passion for adventure travel and storytelling. He grew up on a small sheep farm in the lower North Island but dreamed of life beyond Norsewood. After completing an adventure tourism course in Nelson, Kyle secured his first job; a white water raft guide on the Buller River. He now has almost 20 years experience working in the tourism industry. Working in the tourism industry is what sparked the idea of Kyle’s alter ego, Bare Kiwi, in 2009. To reduce the amount of disposable tourism literature that was being distributed, while helping travellers discover the real New Zealand, Kyle decided he would create short videos that featured him experiencing tourism activities. Unintentionally, Bare Kiwi is now recognised as a global influencer on the adventure travel scene​.

Trip Highlights

Sunrise at Cape Regina
2 nights Glamping in Whangarei
The best sub-tropical diving in the world
Sand Board Te Paki Dunes
Parasailing over Bay of Islands
Included in Price
  • All accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • Paid experiences
  • Access to the storyteller's travel guide, including free activities and local tips
Not Included in Price
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Tour guide

Trip Overview

Day 1: Auckland to Whangarei

Day 1: Auckland to Whangarei

After starting the trip in busy Auckland, arriving in Whangarei is a breath of fresh air (literally). This costal town is an epic way to kick off this Northland trip.

Activities

Intermediate 4X4
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Intermediate 4X4
Pick-up your intermediate 4X4 hire car.
Matapouri Glamping (2 Nights)
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Matapouri Glamping (2 Nights)
Start your Northland adventure with a couple of nights in the incredible Matapouri Glamping. You'll sleep in a large safari tent that will give you the freedom to enjoy your stay in comfort and tranquility. Furnished
with luxury in mind and with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, you can enjoy the amazing coastal views from the spacious covered deck.
Wharangarei Falls
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Wharangarei Falls
Some awesome scenic walking, followed by the Wharangarei Falls.
Mount Manaia
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Mount Manaia
The Mount Manaia track is a chill 4km hike up to the bluff where you get amazing views out over the harbor.

The Trip in Photos

Intermediate 4X4

Day 1: Auckland to Whangarei

Intermediate 4X4
Matapouri Glamping (2 Nights)

Day 1: Auckland to Whangarei

Matapouri Glamping (2 Nights)
Matapouri Glamping (2 Nights)

Day 1: Auckland to Whangarei

Matapouri Glamping (2 Nights)
Matapouri Glamping (2 Nights)

Day 1: Auckland to Whangarei

Matapouri Glamping (2 Nights)
Wharangarei Falls

Day 1: Auckland to Whangarei

Wharangarei Falls
Mount Manaia

Day 1: Auckland to Whangarei

Mount Manaia
Dive! Tutukaka

Day 2: Tutukaka

Dive! Tutukaka
Optional - Tu Tika Tours

Day 2: Tutukaka

Optional - Tu Tika Tours
The Huts Eco B&B (1 night)

Day 3: Whangarei to Kaitaia

The Huts Eco B&B (1 night)
The Huts Eco B&B (1 night)

Day 3: Whangarei to Kaitaia

The Huts Eco B&B (1 night)