16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Te Anau
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Fox Glacier
— 2 nights
+4
bus + Fly + taxi + train + taxi:  12​h
4
Tongariro National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Taupo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
6
Paihia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Get outdoors at Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) and Milford Sound. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Doubtful Sound, hike along The Chasm Walk, Head underground at Te Anau Glowworm Caves, and stroll through Lake Gunn.

Planning Te Anau trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Te Anau is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Te Anau is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Gunn
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound

2
nights
Queenstown

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Anglican Church, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, then explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park

2
nights
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
On the 17th (Wed), hike along Fox Glacier Te Moeka o Tuawe Valley Walk, then take in the awesome beauty at Fox Glacier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gillespies Beach. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copland Track, stroll through Moraine Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Franz Josef Glacier, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fox Glacier trip builder tool .

Drive from Queenstown to Fox Glacier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Franz Josef Glacier
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Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier

1
night
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 19th (Fri), hike along Tongariro Alpine Crossing. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Taranaki Falls, then trek along Whakapapa Nature Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ohakune Old Coach Road, and finally explore the striking landscape of Te Porere Redoubt.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tongariro National Park travel route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train from Fox Glacier to Tongariro National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Ohakune Old Coach Road
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, stop by Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire, then take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls tracks, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, stroll through Kinloch Beach, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Taupo travel planner.

Getting from Tongariro National Park to Taupo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Huka Falls tracks ©
Huka Falls tracks
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Paihia

The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Family-friendly places like Paihia Harbour and Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, play a few rounds at Waitangi Golf Club, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paihia trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Taupo to Paihia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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