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auckland to bay of islands

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Pune, India
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auckland to bay of islands

please can somebody advise me regarding driving to bay of islands from auckland . we are a family of four , travelling in november 2012 ,have 3 days and am the only driver .

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1. Re: auckland to bay of islands

Hi there

It is an easy 3-3.5 hour drive from Auckland, it is a very nice scenic drive with a number of places to stop off along the way.

3 days is good amount of time for this trip.

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2. Re: auckland to bay of islands


It is about 3.5 hours drive from Auckland to Paihia the centre of the Bay of Islands. There are plenty of places to stop on the way. You can easily do this in the day. There are plenty of activities around the Bay of Islands for a family. Have a look on our website www.bayofislandsinformation.co.nz and go into "what shall we do if". There are some really good ideas in here.

Regards Sue

Kerikeri, New...
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3. Re: auckland to bay of islands

Hi paridoc, with kids you'll want to plan your driving breaks.

Once you are out of the city, you'll find Warkworth a nice place to stop and find toilets, information and somewhere to have a snack.

There are a number of small towns to have a break, but Wellsford is another place you can stop and find toilets without have to turn off the main road. There are modest road tolls, but you can pay them later on the internet (don't forget!!).

Once you approach Whangarei - there is an i-Site (tourist information centre) with information, toilets and a cafe just before you reach the town centre, and about an hour or so before you reach the Bay of Islands. It's a nice drive, so allow time for stops.



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4. Re: auckland to bay of islands

thanks everyone !

really appreciate .

5. Re: auckland to bay of islands

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