Whangarei Heads Touring Route

Whangarei Heads - 30 mins drive from Lupton Lodge

The Whangarei Heads offer dramatic mountain scenery, walkways, beaches and craft galleries along a 35km long peninsula accessible from Whangarei city centre. As a side trip from Whangarei or a day trip for beach lovers the Whangarei Heads are well worthwhile incorporating into your Northland itinerary. From Lupton Lodge to the start of the Whangarei More…

Tutukaka Coast Driving Route

Ngunguru Estuary - Tutukaka Coast (10 mins from Lupton Lodge)

Amazing white sandy beaches, stunning ocean views, native bush, waterfalls and rolling countryside – all in a 2 hour trip from Lupton Lodge (Glenbervie, Whangarei). This is an enjoyable 2 hour self-drive trip if you only have time to look out the window, or a fantastic day trip (or several day trips!) when enjoying the More…

West Coast Touring Route

Waipoua Forest

The rugged West Coast of Northland includes Waipoua Forest, Kai Iwi Lakes and Hokianga Harbour. If you don’t mind a bit of driving on windy roads then visiting these scenic and natural attractions is a very rewarding day trip from Lupton Lodge. Head West towards Dargaville (45mins drive) then drive North from there to the More…