29 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Taupo Itinerary

29 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Taupo Itinerary

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Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 22 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Taupo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Auckland

22
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Auckland: Stockade Hill (in Howick), Matakana (Matakana Beach Outfitters, Matakana War Memorial, &more) and Mudbrick Vineyard (in Oneroa). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to SkyTower, step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Creek, and examine the collection at Auckland Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Auckland itinerary planning website.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Auckland Region, Matakana, Thames, Orewa, Piha
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

3
nights
Rotorua

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, admire the masterpieces at Rotorua Museum, thenwhizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, thenmake a trip to Te Puia, and finally have some family-friendly fun at OGO Rotorua.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip planning site.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rotorua, with lows of 9°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

3
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Taupo is known for nature, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, stop by Souvenir Outlet, get interesting insight from Tours, and make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings.

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Traveling by car from Rotorua to Taupo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Craters of the Moon ©
Craters of the Moon

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