8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Auckland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Paihia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Taupo
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Te Anau
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Queenstown
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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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.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, look for gifts at Pauanesia, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Auckland driving holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Auckland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect nights in Auckland to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Shopping
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki ©
Pauanesia ©
Pauanesia

1
night
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 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paihia day trip website .

Traveling by car from Auckland to Paihia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Paihia

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

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night
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Huka Prawn Park, admire the sheer force of Huka Falls tracks, then look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taupo road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Paihia to Taupo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Prawn Park ©
Huka Prawn Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Gunn, then hike along The Chasm Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Routeburn Track.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Te Anau travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Taupo to Te Anau takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Gunn, Routeburn Track
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Routeburn Track ©
Routeburn Track
The Chasm Walk ©
The Chasm Walk

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 14th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Queenstown Arts Centre, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Queenstown trip website .

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park

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