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Place to Head to Just North of Auckland

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Place to Head to Just North of Auckland

I am coming to NZ with my mother in March next year for 10 nights. We arrive late Friday night and have booked accommadtion near the airport and will pick up our hire car Saturday morning. We will visit some friend for Saturday lunch in Glenfield then plan to head up to Bay of Islands for a few days. Am looking for somewhere to head to Saturday night just north of Auckland so we are ready to head north the next day- any suggestions? Looking for hotel type accommadation. Still working out how to split our time maybe 3-4 days in the BOI and then to the Coromandel, or even spending most of the time in the Northland. Thanks

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You could either head over to Takapuna or up to Orewa which is under half an hour up the motorway from Auckland.

With only 3or 4 days I would be inclined to focus on Northland

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A lovely place to stay which is about 1.5 hours north of Auckland (and 1.5 hours south of the Bay of Islands) would be Mangawhai or Waipu area.

There is a lovely place called Bream Bay Lodge, near Waipu which I would highly recommend.

You could even get as far as Whangarei - we run a small B&B/boutique hotel just outside Whangarei, but there are lots of lovely accommodation options around the area.

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