15 days in Auckland & Taupo Itinerary

15 days in Auckland & Taupo Itinerary

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Auckland
— 4 nights
2
Taupo
— 10 nights

4
nights
Auckland

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Step out of Auckland to go to Oneroa and see EcoZip Adventures, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo, and enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland route builder website.

Wellington to Auckland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Wellington in September, Auckland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

EcoZip Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki ©
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

10
nights
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taupo: Ridge Track (in Whakapapa), Tongariro National Park (Tawhai Falls, Taranaki Falls, &more) and Agrodome (in Ngongotaha). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, don't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set, push the limits with an extreme tour, and contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Taupo trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Auckland to Taupo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rotorua, Tongariro National Park, Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool, Hobbiton Movie Set, Tirau Museum
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 30:
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Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour ©
Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Zipline

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