5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Turangi
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Turangi
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
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Tokaanu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Wai-O-Tapu
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
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Rotorua
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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Auckland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
End: Turangi

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Turangi

Turangi ©
Turangi is a small town on the west bank of the Tongariro River, 50 kilometres south-west of Taupo on the North Island Volcanic Plateau of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tongariro National Trout Centre, try for a hole-in-one at Southern Lake Taupo Adventure Mini Golf, and then learn about winemaking at River Vineyard.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turangi journey planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Turangi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tokaanu.

Things to do in Turangi

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Tongariro National Trout Centre ©
Tongariro National Trout Centre
Southern Lake Taupo Adventure Mini Golf ©
Southern Lake Taupo Adventure Mini Golf

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Tokaanu

Tokaanu ©
On the 6th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Tokaanu Thermal Pools.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokaanu visit planning tool.

Tokaanu is very close to Turangi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Wai-O-Tapu.

Things to do in Tokaanu

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Tokaanu Thermal Pools ©
Tokaanu Thermal Pools

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Wai-O-Tapu

Wai-O-Tapu ©
On the 7th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wai-O-Tapu travel planner.

Drive from Tokaanu to Wai-O-Tapu in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Wai-O-Tapu are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wai-O-Tapu

Wildlife Parks Nature

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Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
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Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours and then learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua online trip maker.

Rotorua is very close to Wai-O-Tapu. In October, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Auckland.

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Zipline
Volcanic Hills Winery ©
Volcanic Hills Winery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo and then take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland trip builder app.

Drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Rotorua, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

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Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour