19 days in New Zealand Itinerary

19 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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19 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Great Barrier Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
2
Warkworth
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Taupo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Blenheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Wellington
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hike along Mt Hobson via Windy Canyon and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glenfern Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Kaitoke Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aotea Track, and then don't miss a visit to Station Rock Lookout.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Great Barrier Island tour planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Great Barrier Island is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Singapore to Great Barrier Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Warkworth.

Things to do in Great Barrier Island

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glenfern Sanctuary ©
Glenfern Sanctuary
Kaitoke Hot Springs ©
Kaitoke Hot Springs

7
nights
Warkworth

Warkworth ©
Warkworth is a town on the Northland Peninsula in the upper North Island of New Zealand. Omaha Beach has been added to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Snells Beach and Mangawhai Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Reptile Park and Horse Riding Warkworth. Get out of town with these interesting Warkworth side-trips: Browns Bay Beach (in Browns Bay), Woodhill Mountain Bike Park (in Woodhill) and Mangawhai (Mangawhai Walkway & Fishing Charters & Tours). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Goat Island Marine Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Mahurangi Regional Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and pause for some photo ops at Matakana War Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Warkworth trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Great Barrier Island to Warkworth with the Route module. In December in Warkworth, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Warkworth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mangawhai, Orewa, Woodhill Mountain Bike Park, Browns Bay Beach, Matakana War Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Goat Island Marine Reserve ©
Goat Island Marine Reserve
Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Great Lake Taupo, and then admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Aratiatia Rapids, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then stroll through Kinloch Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Taupo journey planner .

You can drive from Warkworth to Taupo in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Blenheim.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

3
nights
Blenheim

Enjoy a heady holiday in Blenheim, the most populous town in the wine-growing region of Marlborough.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Wither Hills Cellar Door. Visiting Picton Sound and Sounds Air will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Blenheim to Havelock to see Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and do a tasting at Yealands Estate Winery.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Blenheim trip builder .

Fly from Taupo to Blenheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wellington.

Things to do in Blenheim

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Picton, Havelock, Framingham Wines, Yealands Estate Winery
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Picton Sound ©
Picton Sound
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
On the 9th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Nga Manu Nature Reserve, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kaukau, and then take a peaceful walk through Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Lyall Bay, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then see the sky in a new way at Space Place at Carter Observatory.

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Traveling by car from Blenheim to Wellington takes 4 hours. In January in Wellington, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Nga Manu Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Mount Kaukau ©
Mount Kaukau

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