4 days in Rotorua & Auckland Itinerary

4 days in Rotorua & Auckland Itinerary

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4 days in Rotorua & Auckland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h
1
Rotorua
— 2 nights
2
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Happy Ewe Cycle Tours. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take a spin around town with Happy Ewe Cycle Tours, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, then admire all the interesting features of Te Puia, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Rotorua is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Rotorua, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Rotorua reach 21°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Horseback Riding Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Zipline

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Auckland online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rotorua in October, expect nights in Auckland to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Parks Nature
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Devonport ©
Devonport

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