Northland Dive is 3.5hrs drive from Auckland, 1hr north of Whangarei and 40 minutes south of Russell. Allow 1.5hrs driving and car ferry if you are coming from Paihia. The Fullers car ferry departs regularly from Opua. It costs approx. $10 per vehicle and driver. No public transport routes go past Northland Dive, the closest public transport is in Whangarei or Paihia.
CAUTION: when driving along Russell Road look out for sharp bends, gravel/roadworks and frequent stray cows/horses/dogs.
View Larger Map
You do need a car to get to us
Driving directions from Auckland
About 20 minutes north of Whangarei there is a BP station on your left (it is quite difficult to spot once it has shut at night as it is unlit). If you go past "Touch O Country CAFE" on the left on SH1, then you've gone too far.
Shortly after that, take the Russell Road on your right, it has a big Blue place sign- "OAKURA BAY" turning past a white wooden fence. From this turn-off we are 38km on the left. This road is the coastal road that takes you to Helena Bay, Oakura Bay, Bland Bay, Rawhiti and ultimately to Russell.
Approx 13km after the Oakura turn-off (which you will pass on your right) There are two one-way bridges, one 50m after the other. After you pass the second bridge, Northland Dive will be 5 minutes away on the left. Lookout for a big Steel Mast with our sign attached, and usually has some boats and cars parked outside. If you get lost call Shane and Julia on 09 433 6633.