22 days in Wellington & Whakatane Itinerary

22 days in Wellington & Whakatane Itinerary

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1
Wellington
— 8 nights
2
Whakatane
— 11 nights

8
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.
Explore Wellington's surroundings by going to Picton (Queen Charlotte Track & Marlborough Sounds), C'est Cheese (in Featherston) and Poppies Martinborough (in Martinborough). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, get to know the resident critters at Wellington Zoo, and get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellington online visit planner.

Monterrey, Mexico to Wellington is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Whakatane.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Picton, Tonga Island Marine Reserve, C'est Cheese, Wellington Botanic Garden
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Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
New Zealand Parliament ©
New Zealand Parliament

11
nights
Whakatane

Whakatane ©
Whakatāne is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatāne River. White Island Tours has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whakatane: Opotiki (Christ Church Raukokore, Motu Trails - Day Adventures, &more), Rere Rockslide (in Rere) and Rere Falls (in Rere). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Whakaari White Island Volcano, enjoy the sand and surf at Ohope Beach, get great views at Kohi Point Lookout, and contemplate the waterfront views at Otarawairere Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Whakatane road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wellington to Whakatane. In January, daytime highs in Whakatane are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Whakatane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Opotiki, Ohope, Bay of Plenty Region, Paengaroa, Rere Rockslide
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White Island Tours ©
White Island Tours
Whakaari White Island Volcano ©
Whakaari White Island Volcano
Ohope Beach ©
Ohope Beach

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