9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Queenstown
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Te Anau
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Taupo
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
4
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get your game on at Fear Factory Queenstown and then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally make a trip to Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary builder website .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Queenstown is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Queenstown. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

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

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Chasm Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, and then explore the activities along Lake Gunn. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Te Anau, then explore the activities along Doubtful Sound, and then get great views at Te Anau Lion Lookout Point.

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Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Taupo.

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
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

2
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taupo: Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Lady Knox Geyser, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Tongariro Alpine Crossing, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, and look for gifts at Souvenir Outlet.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Taupo visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Te Anau to Taupo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rotorua, Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Auckland War Memorial Museum and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland travel route planning app .

Getting from Taupo to Auckland by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) 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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