Amazing white sandy beaches, stunning ocean views, native bush, waterfalls, walkways, limestone formations and rolling countryside – all in a 2 hour trip round trip from Lupton Lodge (Glenbervie, Whangarei). If you are short on time this loop takes around 2 hours to self-drive but works best as a fantastic day trip (or several day […]
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 and walkers the Whangarei Heads are well worthwhile incorporating into your Northland itinerary. Option 1: Lupton Lodge to Pataua North […]
Picturesque Bay of Islands is a 1 hour drive from Lupton Lodge. There is plenty to see and do for water and land lovers, history buffs or foodies. The suggestions below include both well know tourist activities and off-the-beaten-track alternatives to give you a range of suggestions for filling in your day. Note: this Bay […]
Visit what is arguably New Zealand’s cutest village, Russell, via the rugged and stunning east coast of the Old Russell Road and Helena Bay. Experience a car-ferry ride back from Russell to Opua and rejoin SH1 for the journey home. The roads are bendy and the people are few on the coastal road but the […]
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 make a very rewarding day trip from Lupton Lodge. Lupton Lodge to Dargaville (45 minutes drive) Head West off SH1 in Whangarei […]
30 mins drive south of Lupton Lodge is Ruakaka, One Tree Point and and Waipu. From Waipu you can drive towards the coast to Waipu Cove and further south along the coast to Langs Beach, Mangawhai and the Mangawhai Heads.
2 hours North of Lupton Lodge you will find Mangonui, Whangaroa Harbour, Matauri Bay and the Karikari Penninsula. Don’t miss Historic Mangonui Village, the award winning Mangonui Fish Shop, Karikari Estate Winery and Rangiputa Beach during your trip.