3 days in North Island Itinerary

3 days in North Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Drive:  2 h
1
Whangarei
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Piopio
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
End: Auckland

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Whangarei

Whangarei ©
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Whangarei Falls. On the 27th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Whangarei Falls.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Whangarei visit planning website.

Auckland to Whangarei is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks Nature
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Whangarei Falls ©
Whangarei Falls

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hobbiton Movie Set. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hell's Gate.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rotorua journey planner.

Fly from Whangarei to Rotorua in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Piopio.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hobbiton Movie Set, Hell's Gate
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Hell's Gate ©
Hell's Gate

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day
Piopio

Piopio ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hairy Feet Scenic Film Location Tour Waitomo. On the 29th (Fri), see some familiar sights at Hairy Feet Scenic Film Location Tour Waitomo.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Piopio trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Piopio takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Piopio

Tours
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Hairy Feet Scenic Film Location Tour Waitomo ©

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