4 days in New Zealand Itinerary

4 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Wellington
— Few hours
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Taupo
— 1 day
3
Rotorua
— 1 night
4
Auckland
— 1 night

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Wellington

Wellington

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Wellington is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Wellington due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Wellington, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Taupo.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

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Taupo

Great Cloak of Tia

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 15th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taupo trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Taupo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
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Rotorua

Sulphur City

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 16th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, then delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotorua route site.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Rotorua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Zipline
4.7

1
night
Auckland

Auckland ©

City of Sails

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Auckland, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
SkyTower
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