6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rotorua
— 2 nights
2
Queenstown
— 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Escape the urban bustle at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools and Redwoods Treewalk. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Kuirau Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the long history of Te Puia, and delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rotorua online tour planner.

Auckland to Rotorua is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rotorua, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools ©
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coronet Peak and Horseback Riding Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Mt Crichton Loop Track. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Wilson Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Queenstown takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak
Horseback Riding Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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