7 days in North Island Itinerary

7 days in North Island Itinerary

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Rotorua
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Waitomo Caves
— 1 night
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Auckland
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Rotorua

Sulphur City

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.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Huka Falls Walkway (in Taupo). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, explore and take pictures at Te Puia, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Make your Rotorua itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rotorua is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rotorua due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect Rotorua to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Spas · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Zipline
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

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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 7th (Tue): Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves and then hike along Ruakuri Walk.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Waitomo Caves road trip planner.

Drive from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

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Auckland

Auckland ©

City of Sails

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 8th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Auckland attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Waitomo Caves to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower

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