5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Waitomo Caves
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pureora Forest Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Taupo
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
4
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Auckland

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Waitomo Caves journey app .

Auckland to Waitomo Caves is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Pureora Forest Park.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

few
hours
Pureora Forest Park

Pureora Forest Park ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at The Timber Trail.

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Traveling by car from Waitomo Caves to Pureora Forest Park takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Pureora Forest Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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The Timber Trail NZ ©
The Timber Trail NZ

1
night
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Taupo trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Pureora Forest Park to Taupo by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Prawn Park ©
Huka Prawn Park
Huka Honey Hive ©
Huka Honey Hive

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore and take pictures at Agrodome, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Taupo to Rotorua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Rotorua sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Rainbow Springs Nature Park ©
Rainbow Springs Nature Park
Agrodome ©
Agrodome
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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