Flights to Kerikeri

Immerse yourself in history and Māori culture, explore beautiful islands and enjoy the fresh flavours of New Zealand's sub-tropical north.

About our flights to Kerikeri, New Zealand

Air New Zealand offers non-stop domestic flights to Kerikeri airport from Auckland, with connecting flights from Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and most other regional centres. With all Kerikeri airfares you can choose seat, seat+bag, flexitime or flexidate fare types. The scheduled flight time for Auckland to Kerikeri flights is 50 minutes, and return flights from Kerikeri to Auckland airport take 45 minutes.

From Waitangi you can paddle up the river to Haruru Falls in a kayak or a large traditional waka (Māori canoe).

Where to go and what to see in Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands

Northland's comfortable sub-tropical climate makes it easy to enjoy outdoor adventures at any time of the year. It also means there's a wealth of fresh local produce and award-winning wines to discover. It's no surprise that this is where early European traders were welcomed by local Maori and chose to settle, leading to the birth of New Zealand as a nation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Culture and history

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is one of New Zealand's premier attractions. Apart from wandering the extensive grounds and enjoying sea views, you can explore an excellent museum, watch authentic Maori cultural performances, see beautifully carved Maori meeting houses and be awed by a large traditional waka (canoe). A day pass gives you access to everything this important historic site has to offer.

A short ferry ride from Paihia takes you to the historic settlement of Russell. Once a lawless port frequented by traders and whalers, it eventually became an elegant colonial town. You'll be transported back in time as you wander the seaside streets with their charming cafés and boutiques set in many of the original historic buildings.

Essential information

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Best time to go

Kerikeri and the Far North have a subtropical oceanic climate with warm humid summers and mild wet winters. For forest hikes and general sightseeing, any season is good. If you want to enjoy water activities, summer and autumn are best; if you love fresh local food, choose spring. 

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How much will it cost?

Not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about NZD $100 to $150 a day per person for food and entertainment.

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There are no mandatory vaccinations required for visitors to New Zealand.

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You might need a visa to holiday in New Zealand, depending on where you're from and how long you're staying. See the visa-waiver list.

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Flight route

Auckland (AKL) to Kerikeri, Bay of Islands (KKE)

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