14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paihia
— 3 nights
2
Rotorua
— 5 nights
3
Queenstown
— 5 nights

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Flagstaff Hill Historic Reserve and Pompallier Mission and Printery. Kids will enjoy Paihia Harbour and Tane Mahuta Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Paihia side-trips: Russell (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Christ Church, &more). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, admire the landmark architecture of St Paul's Anglican Church, and contemplate the long history of KeriKeri New Zealand.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paihia day trip site.

Adelaide, Australia to Paihia is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Paihia is 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Russell, KeriKeri New Zealand, Tane Mahuta Walk
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

5
nights
Rotorua

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Government Gardens and Buried Village of Te Wairoa. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Mount Maunganui Base Track. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Mt Maunganui Main Beach (in Mount Maunganui) and Huka Falls Walkway (in Taupo). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael's Catholic Church, and learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotorua sightseeing website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Rotorua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tauranga, River Rafting & Tubing, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool, Huka Falls Walkway
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

5
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.
Visit Vesta Design Boutique and Fallen Soldiers Memorial for their historical value. Attractions like Queenstown Hill and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Wanaka (Rippon Vineyard & Wanaka). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Remarkables Ski Area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a memorable drive along Glenorchy-Queenstown Road, and learn about winemaking at Bald Hills Pop Up Cellar Door.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip planner.

You can fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Wanaka, Arrowtown Village
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
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The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Wanaka ©
Wanaka
Arrowtown Village ©
Arrowtown Village

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