6 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Matamata Itinerary

6 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Matamata Itinerary

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Auckland
— 1 night
2
Rotorua
— 1 night
3
Matamata
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheltenham Beach. On your second day here, enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Auckland Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary builder site.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Auckland is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Auckland is 4 hours. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in July, expect nights in Auckland to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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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.
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua trip planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rotorua, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Matamata.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries
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Rainbow Springs Nature Park ©
Rainbow Springs Nature Park
Volcanic Hills Winery ©
Volcanic Hills Winery

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Matamata

Matamata ©
Matamata is a town in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matamata travel planner.

Drive from Rotorua to Matamata in an hour. July in Matamata sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matamata

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

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