6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Te Anau
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Queenstown
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Taupo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Paihia
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Gunn, then hike along The Chasm Walk, and then explore the activities along Milford Sound. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Te Anau Glowworm Caves and then look for all kinds of wild species at Doubtful Sound.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Te Anau trip planner .

Wellington to Te Anau is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Gunn
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Te Anau Glowworm Caves ©
Te Anau Glowworm Caves

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Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Queenstown road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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night
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 13th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lava Glass, then take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls tracks, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Huka Prawn Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally stop by Souvenir Outlet.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Taupo road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Taupo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paihia trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Paihia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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