7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Queenstown
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
3
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

1
night
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 26th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Fear Factory Queenstown and then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Queenstown itinerary builder app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Queenstown is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Queenstown is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Taupo (Huka Honey Hive, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, & more). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, don't miss a visit to Amokura Glass, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua trip builder tool .

Getting from Queenstown to Rotorua by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Auckland War Memorial Museum and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland journey maker website .

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rotorua in December: highs in Auckland hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum

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