40 days in Oceania Itinerary

40 days in Oceania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand trip itinerary planner

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Havelock
— 1 night
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Taupo
— 21 nights
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Whangamata
— 6 nights
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Auckland
— 7 nights
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Tutukaka
— 4 nights
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Havelock

— 1 night
Havelock is a coastal village in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Renwick Museum & Watson Memorial Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Havelock Museum, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Havelock online road trip planner.

Napier to Havelock is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In January in Havelock, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Havelock

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

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Taupo

— 21 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Taupo: Agrodome (in Ngongotaha), Rotorua (Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, St Michael's Catholic Church, &more) and Waitomo Caves (Caveworld, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, &more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Huka Falls Walkway, stroll through Ridge Track, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium of New Zealand, and get in on the family fun at Splash Planet.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Taupo online vacation maker.

You can drive from Havelock to Taupo in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Whangamata.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Whangamata

— 6 nights
The town of Whangamatā is sited on the southeast coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand. Bring the kids along to Hot Water Beach and Opoutere Surf Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Whangamata: Hahei (Cathedral Cove Walk & Hahei Beach Walk), Katikati (Tuapiro Point & Katikati Bird Walk - Uretara Estuary & Yeoman Walkway) and Waihi Beach (Anzac Bay, Orokawa Scenic Reserve, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Whangamata Beach, take in the exciting artwork at The Little Gallery Whangamata, step off the mainland to explore Whenuakura Island, and appreciate the views at Wentworth Valley.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Whangamata journey planner.

Drive from Taupo to Whangamata in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Whangamata can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Whangamata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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Auckland

— 7 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SkyTower and Auckland Museum. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Auckland Zoo, get impressive views of Rangitoto Island, explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and see the interesting displays at New Zealand Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Auckland sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Whangamata to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Whangamata in February, Auckland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tutukaka.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Tutukaka

— 4 nights
Kids will enjoy Yukon Dive and Sandy Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Peach Cove Track in Whangarei Heads (about 40 minutes away).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tutukaka vacation planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Tutukaka in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tutukaka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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