Northland Transportation

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Northland Transportation

  • The Hokianga Vehicle Ferry

    Travelling around Northland the car ferry between Rawene and Kohukohu may help you to find your way and will shorten your drive from the Hokianga Harbour (Waipoua Forest/Omapere/Opononi) to Kataia and Cape Reinga.From Kohukohu we made a very interesting detour to Mitimiti at the wild coast of the Tasman Sea (see tip).Before or after crossing...

  • Passenger ferry Paihia - Russell

    Paihia and Russell are the main towns in the Bay of Islands area. They are connected by road (a long and scenic but dangerous drive), a car ferry between Opua (6 km south of Paihia) and Okiato (12 km south of Russell).Most visitors will use the passenger ferry across the bay between the two cities. There are three companies operating these ferries...

  • Ferry timetable

    At Rawene you catch a ferry across the Hokianga Harbour to the town of Kohukohu. This saves a lot of time driving around the bay on the long route. The ferry leavesfrom 7.30am, so you want to check the ferry times before you arrive.

  • Getting from Auckland to Whangarei

    (This is a forum reply to the question - How long does it take to get from Auckland to Whangarei?)You are asking me to think back about ten years here but I remember it taking about 1.5hours to Waipu from Auckland and then another 45 mins or so from Waipu to Whangarei. Probably between 2 and 2.5 hours.I just checked on the AA NZ Driving website and...

  • Tour Companies for the Cape Reinga Trip

    Tour buses to Cape Reinga operate from Kaitaia, Ahipara, Mangonui and Paihia. As it is rather far from Paihia and you spend a lot of time aboard, I recommend the tours from Kaitaia and Ahipara.One leg of the tour is always directly on Ninety Mile Beach. Which one, up north or back south, depends on the tides.Most tours include tobogganing on the...

  • Road trip Northland.

    The 'Twin Coast Discovery' route is a convenient loop around Northland from Auckland. You can follow a route that takes you to some of the top highlights in the region. Remember that New Zealand's state highways are really only ordinary roads by international standards. There are only dual carriageways in some cities. On state highway 12, which...

  • Paihia - Russell Ferry

    It is possible to drive round to the historic town of Russell, but if you are in Paihia save yourself the hassle and take the short relaxing ferry ride over. It's not expensive either.The ferry is passenger service only, but there is a car ferry not far down the road.

  • Paihia Tuk Tuk Taxi

    Waitangi is not far from Paihia and you could walk or take the car. but we chose to use the Paihia Tuk Tuk Taxi and arrive in style.the vehicle was imported from Thailand I imagine

  • Hire a Car

    Although you can get around Northland by bus, if time is limited and you need flexibility, then it is best to hire a car.We hired our old banger in Auckland, for 2 weeks and is was quite reasonable.There are loads of hire places in Auckland. Flyers can be picked up at the airport, or look in the local papers for car hire firms.


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