7 days in North Island Itinerary

7 days in North Island Itinerary

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Waitomo Caves
— 1 day
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Rotorua
— 3 nights
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Auckland
— 1 night

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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 13th (Mon): Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves and then trek along Ruakuri Walk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waitomo Caves tour builder site.

Montreal, Canada to Waitomo Caves is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Waitomo Caves is 17 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

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

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Huka Falls Walkway (in Taupo) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Faith's Anglican Church, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua online tour planner.

Getting from Waitomo Caves to Rotorua by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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

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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 17th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Auckland travel route planner.

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in November, Auckland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Parks
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour

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