8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Hamilton
— 1 night
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Takapuna
— 1 night
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Waihi Beach
— 1 night
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Ohope
— 1 night
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Gisborne
— 1 night
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Hastings
— 2 nights

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Hamilton

Hamilton ©

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On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Te Koutu, then don't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set, and then relax in the rural setting at Ruakura Berry Farm. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Waikato Museum, stroll around Hamilton Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To plan Hamilton vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Wellington to Hamilton is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Takapuna.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Waikato Museum ©
Waikato Museum

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Takapuna

Takapuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): have fun at Takapuna Beach Playground, see the interesting displays at Frank Sargeson House, then stop by Devonport Chocolates, and finally stroll around Mount Victoria Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Takapuna day trip planner.

Getting from Hamilton to Takapuna by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Takapuna can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Waihi Beach.

Things to do in Takapuna

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Takapuna Beach Playground ©
Takapuna Beach Playground
Mount Victoria Reserve ©
Mount Victoria Reserve
Devonport Chocolates ©
Devonport Chocolates

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Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach ©
Waihi Beach is a coastal town at the western end of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand's North Island. On the 30th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Waihi Beach Gallery, hike along Orokawa Scenic Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anzac Bay, and finally head outdoors with Bowentown Beach Holiday Park.

To plan Waihi Beach vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Takapuna to Waihi Beach in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Takapuna in June since evenings lows in Waihi Beach dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ohope.

Things to do in Waihi Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Anzac Bay ©
Anzac Bay
Waihi Beach Gallery ©
Waihi Beach Gallery
Bowentown Beach Holiday Park ©
Bowentown Beach Holiday Park

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Ohope

Ohope ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): play a few rounds at Ohope International Golf Club, then take some stellar pictures from Kohi Point Lookout, then explore the activities along Otarawairere Bay, and finally get great views at Puketapa Lookout.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ohope itinerary builder.

You can drive from Waihi Beach to Ohope in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Gisborne.

Things to do in Ohope

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ohope International Golf Club ©
Ohope International Golf Club
Otarawairere Bay ©
Otarawairere Bay
Puketapa Lookout ©
Puketapa Lookout

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Gisborne

Gisborne ©

City of Rivers

A holiday in Gisborne incorporates both leisure and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): putt your heart out at Gisborne i-SITE Mini Golf, then explore the world behind art at Tairawhiti Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Church, and finally relax in the rural setting at Station Life In Rural New Zealand.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gisborne road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ohope to Gisborne takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Hastings.

Things to do in Gisborne

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tairawhiti Museum ©
Tairawhiti Museum
Station Life In Rural New Zealand ©
Station Life In Rural New Zealand
Saint Mary's Church ©
Saint Mary's Church

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Hastings

Hastings ©
Hastings is a New Zealand city and is one of the two major urban areas in Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Waimarama Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Te Mata Peak, then learn about winemaking at Dolce Vista, and finally do a tasting at Craggy Range. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Hastings Golf Club, do a tasting at Alpha Domus Ltd., then do a tasting at Trinity Hill Winery, then do a tasting at Ash Ridge Wines, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at GodsOwn Brewery.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hastings online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gisborne to Hastings takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Hastings

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Golf
Highlights from your plan
Craggy Range ©
Craggy Range
Te Mata Peak ©
Te Mata Peak
Hastings Golf Club ©
Hastings Golf Club

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