19 days in New Zealand Itinerary

19 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hamilton
— 1 night
2
Waitomo Caves
— Few hours
3
Taumarunui
— 1 night
4
Pureora Forest Park
— 1 night
5
Tongariro National Park
— 3 nights
6
Taupo
— 3 nights
7
Ohakune
— 4 nights
8
Whanganui
— Few hours
9
Ohakune
— 1 night
10
Rotorua
— 3 nights
11
Auckland
— 1 night

1
night
Hamilton

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hamilton route maker website.

Brisbane, Australia to Hamilton is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Hamilton is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Hamilton hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hobbiton Movie Set, Bridal Veil Falls
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens
Waikato Museum ©
Waikato Museum

few
hours
Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves ©
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caveworld as well as Marakopa Falls. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Marakopa Falls and then Head underground at Caveworld.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Waitomo Caves trip website.

You can drive from Hamilton to Waitomo Caves in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taumarunui.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Nature Parks
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Marakopa Falls ©
Marakopa Falls
Caveworld ©
Caveworld

1
night
Taumarunui

Taumarunui ©
Taumarunui is a small town in the King Country of the central North Island of New Zealand. On the 9th (Thu), cruise along Forgotten World Highway.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Taumarunui online holiday planner.

You can drive from Waitomo Caves to Taumarunui in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pureora Forest Park.

Things to do in Taumarunui

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Forgotten World Highway
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Forgotten World Highway ©
Forgotten World Highway

1
night
Pureora Forest Park

Pureora Forest Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): walk around Pureora Forest Park and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Timber Trail NZ.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pureora Forest Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Taumarunui to Pureora Forest Park takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Pureora Forest Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pureora Forest Park
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Timber Trail NZ ©
Timber Trail NZ

3
nights
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
You've now added Mount Ruapehu to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Mount Ruapehu.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Tongariro National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pureora Forest Park to Tongariro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Ruapehu ©
Mount Ruapehu
Tawhai Falls ©
Tawhai Falls

3
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayaking & Canoeing, Great Lake Trail and Wairakei Terraces. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway and witness a stunning natural landmark at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Taupo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Tongariro National Park to Taupo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ohakune.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

4
nights
Ohakune

Ohakune ©
Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, situated 215 kilometres north of Wellington and 292 kilometres south of Auckland. You've now added Mountain Bike Station to your itinerary. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead.

Find out how to plan Ohakune trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Taupo to Ohakune by car takes about 2 hours. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Whanganui.

Things to do in Ohakune

Outdoors Nature Trails
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Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead ©
Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead
Mountain Bike Station ©
Mountain Bike Station

few
hours
Whanganui

Whanganui
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Whanganui trip itinerary app.

Getting from Ohakune to Whanganui by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Ohakune.

Things to do in Whanganui

Parks Museums Outdoors
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1
night
Ohakune

Ohakune
To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ohakune trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Whanganui to Ohakune takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Rotorua on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Ohakune

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Volcanic Hills Winery, Te Urewera Treks and Skyline Rotorua. There's still lots to do: get a taste of local nightlife at Tamaki Maori Village, admire the masterpieces at Rotorua Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua route website.

You can drive from Ohakune to Rotorua in 3 hours. November in Rotorua sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Spas Tours Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
Tamaki Maori Village ©
Tamaki Maori Village
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest ©
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

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 24th (Fri): learn about all things military at Auckland Museum and then stop by Pauanesia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Auckland trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rotorua in November since evenings lows in Auckland dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Shopping
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Pauanesia ©
Pauanesia

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