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New Zealand north of Auckland

We’re spending a week in Kerikeri for a base from which to explore more quiet, local activities. Museums, art galleries, beaches, small music venues, markets.

We are looking for another interesting place for a week before we head back to Auckland.

Any suggestions will help immensely.


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There are some beautiful beaches close to Whangarei. Two I know well are Langs Beach which our family visited when I was a teenager and Waipu Cove. But there are some others that are equally spectacular. Whangarei is a fairly unappealing place so don't stop other than perhaps for lunch.
Tutukaka is also worth considering. After having experienced a hearty dose of NZ history in Kerikeri and nearby Waitangi and Russell I am sure you will enjoy taking a break at the beach.