6 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Matamata Itinerary

6 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Matamata Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheltenham Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip planner.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Auckland is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Auckland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in July, expect nights in Auckland to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are cooler, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotorua day trip tool.

Getting from Auckland to Rotorua by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in July, Rotorua is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Matamata.

Things to do in Rotorua

Wildlife · Parks · 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. To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Matamata itinerary builder app.

Drive from Rotorua to Matamata in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Matamata

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

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