14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rotorua
— 4 nights
2
Waitomo Caves
— 3 nights
3
Wanaka
— 3 nights
4
Queenstown
— 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Huka Falls Walkway and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Mt Maunganui Main Beach. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Blue Lake Track, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua trip itinerary maker tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Rotorua is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rotorua. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you will find days in Rotorua are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Okere Falls, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Huka Falls Walkway, Mt Maunganui Main Beach
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Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Marakopa Falls, take in the views from Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk, thenHead underground at Caveworld, and finally get your game on at Kiwiana Leisure Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Waitomo Caves trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wanaka.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kiwiana Leisure Park
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Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk
Caveworld ©
Caveworld
Marakopa Falls ©
Marakopa Falls

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Wanaka and Lake Wanaka. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Iron Track and Helicopter Tours. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Puzzling World and do a tasting at Rippon Vineyard.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wanaka trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Waitomo Caves to Wanaka by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wanaka

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Iron Track ©
Mount Iron Track
Wanaka ©
Wanaka
Puzzling World ©
Puzzling World

3
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Kids will enjoy Queenstown Hill and Skydiving. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arrowtown Village and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and get your game on at Fear Factory Queenstown.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown attractions app.

Traveling by bus from Wanaka to Queenstown takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Arrowtown Village
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Arrowtown Village ©
Arrowtown Village
Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
River Rafting & Tubing

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