60 days in New Zealand Itinerary

60 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  22 h 30 min
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Auckland
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Whitianga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Whangamata
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rotorua
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Gisborne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Hastings
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Wellington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Blenheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Kaikoura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Christchurch
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
11
Geraldine
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Twizel
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
13
Mt. Cook Village
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
14
Queenstown
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
15
Milford Sound
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
16
Kingston
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
17
Wanaka
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 45 min
18
Fox Glacier
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
19
Hokitika
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
20
Punakaiki
— 3 nights
Bus:  5 h 15 min
21
Abel Tasman National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
22
Nelson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
23
Picton
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
24
Wellington
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
25
Palmerston North
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
26
Whakapapa
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
27
Taupo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
28
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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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.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Auckland trip itinerary app.

Toronto, Canada to Auckland is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Auckland is 17 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Auckland to be much hotter, temps between 22°C and 22°C. You will leave for Whitianga on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Whitianga

Whitianga is a town on the Coromandel Peninsula, in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. On the 12th (Fri), make a trip to The 309 Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Moko Artspace, take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Beach, then go for a walk through Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Cove Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hahei Beach Walk.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitianga sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Whitianga in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in March: highs in Whitianga hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Whangamata.

Things to do in Whitianga

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hot Water Beach, Hahei, The 309 Road
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hot Water Beach ©
Hot Water Beach
Cathedral Cove Walk ©
Cathedral Cove Walk

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Whangamata

Whangamata ©
The town of Whangamatā is sited on the southeast coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Opoutere Surf Beach, then admire the verdant scenery at Wentworth Valley, then stroll through Whangamata Beach, and finally explore the galleries of The Little Gallery Whangamata.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Whangamata trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whitianga to Whangamata takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Whangamata are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Whangamata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Opoutere Surf Beach
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Whangamata Beach ©
Whangamata Beach
Opoutere Surf Beach ©
Opoutere Surf Beach
The Little Gallery Whangamata ©
The Little Gallery Whangamata

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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.
Rotorua is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, contemplate the long history of Buried Village of Te Wairoa, identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Rotokakahi.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Whangamata to Rotorua by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in Rotorua sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to Gisborne.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest ©
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

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Gisborne

Gisborne
A holiday in Gisborne incorporates both leisure and culture.
To find out how to plan a trip to Gisborne, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rotorua to Gisborne in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hastings.

Things to do in Gisborne

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Hastings

Hastings
Hastings is a New Zealand city and is one of the two major urban areas in Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hastings day trip planning site.

Getting from Gisborne to Hastings by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Wellington.

Things to do in Hastings

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Wellington

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and then get great views at Wellington Cable Car.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington trip maker website.

You can drive from Hastings to Wellington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. March in Wellington sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Blenheim.

Things to do in Wellington

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary

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Blenheim

Blenheim
Enjoy a heady holiday in Blenheim, the most populous town in the wine-growing region of Marlborough.
To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Blenheim trip builder app.

Drive from Wellington to Blenheim in 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Blenheim are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kaikoura.

Things to do in Blenheim

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Kaikoura

Head to the small town of Kaikoura, a humble setting from which to witness some of nature's grandest designs.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Seal Colony, hike along Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, and then look for gifts at Kaikoura Cheese. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Ohau Stream Walk, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Ohau Point Seal Colony.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kaikoura trip planner.

You can drive from Blenheim to Kaikoura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Christchurch.

Things to do in Kaikoura

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway ©
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
Ohau Point Seal Colony ©
Ohau Point Seal Colony

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Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): catch a ride on Christchurch Gondola.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Christchurch journey planning website.

Traveling by bus from Kaikoura to Christchurch takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Christchurch, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geraldine.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation
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Highlights from your plan
Christchurch Gondola ©
Christchurch Gondola

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Geraldine

Geraldine
Geraldine or Heratini is a town in the Canterbury Region on the South Island of New Zealand. To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Geraldine itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Christchurch to Geraldine takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Twizel.

Things to do in Geraldine

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Tekapo
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo

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Twizel

Twizel ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Kea Point Track.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Twizel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geraldine to Twizel takes 2 hours. You will leave for Mt. Cook Village on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Twizel

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kea Point Track
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kea Point Track ©
Kea Point Track

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Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): trek along Hooker Valley Track and then get outside with Aoraki/Mt. Cook.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Mt. Cook Village trip itinerary planner.

Mt. Cook Village is just a stone's throw from Twizel. You'll set off for Queenstown on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hooker Valley Track
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook

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Queenstown

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip builder.

Drive from Mt. Cook Village to Queenstown in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Milford Sound.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

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Milford Sound

Milford Sound ©
Carved by glaciers into a land of sheer cliffs, impressive waterfalls, and lush, meandering fjords, Milford Sound remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mirror Lakes Walk. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Homer Tunnel, stroll through Routeburn Track, and take in the awesome beauty at Mitre Peak.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Milford Sound trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kingston.

Things to do in Milford Sound

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Routeburn Track
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Routeburn Track ©
Routeburn Track
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Mirror Lakes Walk ©
Mirror Lakes Walk

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Kingston

Kingston ©
Kingston is a small town at the southernmost end of Lake Wakatipu, just north of the border of Otago and Southland, in New Zealand's South Island. On the 8th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Athol Art Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Craft Keepers, then hike along Shirt Tail Track, and finally experience rural life at Real Country.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kingston trip builder site.

You can drive from Milford Sound to Kingston in 3.5 hours. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wanaka.

Things to do in Kingston

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Craft Keepers, Athol Art Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Craft Keepers ©
Craft Keepers
Real Country ©
Real Country
Athol Art Gallery ©
Athol Art Gallery

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Wanaka

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Wanaka.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wanaka driving holiday planning app.

Explore your travel options from Kingston to Wanaka with the Route module. You will leave for Fox Glacier on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Wanaka

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wanaka ©
Lake Wanaka

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Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
You've now added Lake Matheson Walk to your itinerary. Step out of Fox Glacier with an excursion to Franz Josef Glacier in Franz Josef--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Gillespies Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Peters Pool Walk, trek along Minnehaha Walk, and go for a walk through River Walk.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Fox Glacier trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by bus from Wanaka to Fox Glacier takes 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hokitika.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Franz Josef
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
Fox Glacier South Side Walk
Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier

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Hokitika

Hokitika ©
Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, 40km south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Shantytown Heritage Park, then admire the striking features of Hokitika Town Clock, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hokitika Gorge Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Heritage Jade, appreciate the history behind Pioneers of the Frontier Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hokitika Beach, then browse the exhibits of Hokitika Craft Gallery, then get outside with Glow Worm Dell, and finally hike along Tunnel Terrace Walk.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hokitika trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fox Glacier to Hokitika takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Punakaiki.

Things to do in Hokitika

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shantytown Heritage Park
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Wilderness Gallery ©
Wilderness Gallery
Hokitika Gorge Walk ©
Hokitika Gorge Walk
Shantytown Heritage Park ©
Shantytown Heritage Park

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Punakaiki

Punakaiki ©
Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. Change things up with these side-trips from Punakaiki: Westport (Cape Foulwind Walkway, Tauranga Bay Seal Colony, &more) and Mitchells Gully Gold Mine (in Charleston). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Truman Track, hike along Pororari River Track, explore the striking landscape at Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Inland Pack Track.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Punakaiki sightseeing website.

You can drive from Hokitika to Punakaiki in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Abel Tasman National Park.

Things to do in Punakaiki

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Mitchells Gully Gold Mine
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Foulwind Walkway ©
Cape Foulwind Walkway
Truman Track ©
Truman Track
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk ©
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk

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Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park ©
Pristine blue water, immaculate white sand, and a thick, temperate rainforest make Abel Tasman National Park a natural jewel on the northern coast of Tasmania's South Island.
Step out of Abel Tasman National Park to go to Takaka and see Anatoki Salmon, which is approximately 34 minutes away. On the 19th (Mon), hike the day away at Abel Tasman Coast Track. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kaiteriteri Beach, trek along Rawhiti Cave Track, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore and take pictures at Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs).

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Abel Tasman National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a bus from Punakaiki to Abel Tasman National Park in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Nelson.

Things to do in Abel Tasman National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Takaka, The Grove Scenic Reserve, Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs), Kaiteriteri Beach
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Abel Tasman Coast Track ©
Abel Tasman Coast Track
Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs) ©
Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)
Wainui Falls Track ©
Wainui Falls Track

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Nelson

Nelson ©
Put on your shades to enjoy the sights of Nelson, one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Tahunanui Beach, see the interesting displays at World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Nelson Provincial Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at South Street Gallery. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Founders Park, admire the natural beauty at Queen's Gardens, then make a trip to Centre of New Zealand, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nelson day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Abel Tasman National Park to Nelson with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Picton.

Things to do in Nelson

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Tahunanui Beach ©
Tahunanui Beach
Nelson Provincial Museum ©
Nelson Provincial Museum
World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum ©
World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum

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Picton

Take photo after stunning photo in Picton, the gateway to South Island.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at EcoWorld Aquarium and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Picton online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Nelson to Picton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wellington.

Things to do in Picton

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Wellington

Wellington ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, appreciate the history behind Paddy the Wanderer Monument, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo, and finally pause for some photo ops at John Plimmer Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Oriental Bay, then take a stroll through Cuba Street, then admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Picton to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palmerston North.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Wellington Zoo ©
Wellington Zoo
Wellington Museum ©
Wellington Museum
Oriental Bay ©
Oriental Bay

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Palmerston North

Palmerston North
Palmerston North is a city in the North Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Manawatu-Wanganui region. For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Palmerston North driving holiday planner.

Drive from Wellington to Palmerston North in 2 hours. April in Palmerston North sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Palmerston North

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Whakapapa

The country's largest ski resort brings winter sports enthusiasts from all over New Zealand, while a series of short volcano walks as well as numerous alpine crossings make it easy to hike on your Whakapapa trip throughout the year.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Turangi) and Tongariro National Park (Te Porere Redoubt & Ohakune Old Coach Road). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tongariro Alpine Crossing, admire the sheer force of Taranaki Falls, trek along Whakapapa Nature Walk, and get around town with Tongariro Crossing Shuttles.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Whakapapa sightseeing tool.

Drive from Palmerston North to Whakapapa in 3 hours. You'll set off for Taupo on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Whakapapa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tongariro National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 4:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tongariro Crossing Shuttles ©
Tongariro Crossing Shuttles

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Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Wairakei Terraces has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Aratiatia Rapids.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taupo visit planning site.

You can drive from Whakapapa to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

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Auckland

Auckland ©
On the 7th (Fri), get impressive views of Mount Eden, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, then look for gifts at Pauanesia, and finally take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach and then get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Auckland road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Taupo to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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