3 days in North Island Itinerary

3 days in North Island Itinerary

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3 days in North Island Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Matamata
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rotorua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Waitomo Caves
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Taupo
— 1 night
End: Auckland

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Matamata

Matamata ©
Matamata is a town in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hobbiton Movie Set.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Matamata route planner .

Auckland Central to Matamata is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Auckland Central in July, you will find days in Matamata are somewhat warmer (58°F), and nights are slightly colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set

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Rotorua

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Te Puia as well as Happy Ewe Cycle Tours. On the 21st (Sat), take a spin around town with Happy Ewe Cycle Tours.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rotorua journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Matamata to Rotorua takes an hour. July in Rotorua sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Happy Ewe Cycle Tours ©
Happy Ewe Cycle Tours
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

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Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves ©
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
You've now added The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): relax and float downstream with The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co..

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. ©

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night
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Taupo trip planner .

You can drive from Waitomo Caves to Taupo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Kinloch Beach ©
Kinloch Beach

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