9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 2 nights
2
Waitomo Caves
— 1 day
3
Rotorua
— 4 nights
4
Hinuera
— Few hours
5
Auckland
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Auckland Domain as well as Auckland Zoo.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland vacation planner.

Canberra, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Canberra to Auckland, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in April, Auckland is much hotter at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo
Auckland Domain ©
Auckland Domain

1
day
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 Marakopa Falls as well as Kiwi Cave Rafting. On the 23rd (Mon), let the river carry you with Kiwi Cave Rafting and then take in the dramatic scenery at Marakopa Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves route planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Waitomo Caves takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kiwi Cave Rafting ©
Kiwi Cave Rafting
Marakopa Falls ©
Marakopa Falls

4
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.
You've added Hell's Gate, Huka Falls Walkway, Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Redwoods Treewalk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Waitomo Caves to Rotorua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Rotorua sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hinuera.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hell's Gate, Huka Falls Walkway
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Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

few
hours
Hinuera

Hinuera ©
Hinuera's claim to fame is Hobbiton, the setting for the shires in the "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies by New Zealand director Peter Jackson.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wairere Falls as well as Hobbiton Movie Set. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set and then admire the sheer force of Wairere Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hinuera online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Hinuera takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Hinuera

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wairere Falls
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Wairere Falls ©
Wairere Falls

2
nights
Auckland

Auckland ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muriwai Gannet Colony, Palm Springs Hot Pool and Piha Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Hinuera to Auckland in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Hinuera in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Auckland, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Springs Hot Pool, Piha Beach, Muriwai Gannet Colony
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Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach

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