5 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

5 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

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5 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 1 night
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
End: Auckland

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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.
Auckland City Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): go sightseeing with Auckland City Tours, enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower. On your second day here, explore the activities along Devonport and then step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Island.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. In February in Auckland, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

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Auckland City Tours ©
Auckland City Tours
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Tiritiri Matangi Island ©
Tiritiri Matangi Island

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and finally admire the sheer force of Huka Falls tracks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, explore and take pictures at Te Puia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rotorua day trip website .

Getting from Auckland to Rotorua by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rotorua when traveling from Auckland in February, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Huka Falls Walkway
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Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

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