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.
When driving along Russell Road look out for sharp bends, gravel/roadworks and frequent stray cows/horses/dogs.