5 days in North Island Itinerary

5 days in North Island Itinerary

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5 days in North Island Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Paihia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Mon), stroll through Kinloch Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to The Spa at Millennium Hotel, play a few rounds at FootGolf New Zealand, then take a stroll through Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rotorua tour itinerary maker app .

Melbourne, Australia to Rotorua is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Rotorua, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Rotorua are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Kinloch Beach
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Kinloch Beach ©
Kinloch Beach
Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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nights
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 9th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, then tee off at Waitangi Golf Club, and then learn about winemaking at Byrne Northland Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Omata Estate, then admire the landmark architecture of St Paul's Anglican Church, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Make your Paihia itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Rotorua to Paihia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Byrne Northland Wines, Omata Estate
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Waitangi Golf Club ©
Waitangi Golf Club
St Paul's Anglican Church ©
St Paul's Anglican Church

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