4 days in North Island Itinerary

4 days in North Island Itinerary

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Kawakawa
— 1 day
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Paihia
— 1 night
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Rotorua
— 1 night
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Taupo
— 1 night

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Kawakawa

Kawakawa ©
Kawakawa is a small town in the Northland Region of northern New Zealand. You've now added Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Northland Firehouse Museum Trust, take in the natural beauty of Te Waiariki Ngawha Springs, view the masterpieces at Kings Theatre Creative, then don't miss a visit to Hundertwasser Park, and finally take a memorable tour with Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kawakawa online visit planner.

Auckland to Kawakawa is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Kawakawa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway ©
Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway
The Northland Firehouse Museum Trust ©
The Northland Firehouse Museum Trust
Te Waiariki Ngawha Springs ©
Te Waiariki Ngawha Springs

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Paihia

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with Salt Air, then stop by Paihia Bookshop, then steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paihia online trip itinerary maker.

Paihia is just a short distance from Kawakawa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors
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Salt Air ©
Salt Air
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Spas

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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.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, then take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua journey maker site.

Getting from Paihia to Rotorua by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest ©
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Taupo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Taupo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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