10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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1
Auckland
— 1 night
2
Whitianga
— 2 nights
3
Rotorua
— 3 nights
4
Taupo
— 1 night
5
Waitomo Caves
— 1 night
6
Hamilton
— 1 night
7
Auckland
— Few hours

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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.
To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland day trip planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Auckland, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: highs in Auckland hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Whitianga.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:

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nights
Whitianga

Whitianga ©
Whitianga is a town on the Coromandel Peninsula, in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hobbiton Movie Set, Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove Walk. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Cove Walk, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Beach, then make a trip to The Lost Spring, and finally do a tasting at Mercury Bay Estate.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Whitianga travel route planning app.

Getting from Auckland to Whitianga by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Auckland in February, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Whitianga. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Whitianga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cathedral Cove Walk, Hot Water Beach, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Hot Water Beach ©
Hot Water Beach
The Lost Spring ©
The Lost Spring

3
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 26th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rotorua online travel route planner.

Drive from Whitianga to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Thermal Spas

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night
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 29th (Sat), make a trip to Aratiatia Rapids and then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Taupo road trip planner.

Drive from Rotorua to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Taupo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Craters of the Moon ©
Craters of the Moon
Aratiatia Rapids ©
Aratiatia Rapids
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

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night
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.
For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves day trip planning tool.

Getting from Taupo to Waitomo Caves by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hamilton.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:
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Caveworld ©
Caveworld
Marakopa Falls ©
Marakopa Falls
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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night
Hamilton

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton attractions planning tool.

Getting from Waitomo Caves to Hamilton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Hamilton

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Bridal Veil Falls
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

few
hours
Auckland

Auckland
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hamilton to Auckland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

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