8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Hamilton
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Takapuna
— 1 night
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Waihi Beach
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Ohope
— 1 night
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Gisborne
— 1 night
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Hastings
— 1 night
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Wellington
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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.
On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Waikato Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Cambridge Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set, then experience rural life at Ruakura Berry Farm, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hamilton Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hamilton holiday planner.

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) to allow time to travel to Takapuna.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens
Waikato Museum ©
Waikato Museum

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Takapuna

Takapuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): cruise along The Great Coast Road, walk around Mount Victoria Reserve, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Takapuna Beach Playground.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Takapuna trip planner.

You can drive from Hamilton to Takapuna in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Waihi Beach.

Things to do in Takapuna

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Waihi Beach Gallery, then hike along Orokawa Scenic Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Spike's Bricks & Models, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Anzac Bay.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Waihi Beach road trip site.

Traveling by car from Takapuna to Waihi Beach takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Takapuna in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Waihi Beach, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ohope.

Things to do in Waihi Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Anzac Bay ©
Anzac Bay
Spike's Bricks & Models ©
Spike's Bricks & Models
Waihi Beach Gallery ©
Waihi Beach Gallery

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Ohope

Ohope ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Ohope Beach, then play a few rounds at Ohope International Golf Club, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otarawairere Bay, and finally get great views at Puketapa Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ohope online holiday builder.

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

Things to do in Ohope

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Otarawairere Bay ©
Otarawairere Bay
Ohope International Golf Club ©
Ohope International Golf Club
Ohope Beach ©
Ohope Beach

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Gisborne

Gisborne ©

City of Rivers

A holiday in Gisborne incorporates both leisure and culture.
On the 2nd (Thu), putt your heart out at Gisborne i-SITE Mini Golf, then admire the masterpieces at Tairawhiti Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Church, and finally experience rural life at Station Life In Rural New Zealand.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gisborne trip planner.

Drive from Ohope to Gisborne in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to 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. On the 3rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Waimarama Beach, learn about winemaking at Trinity Hill Winery, then learn about winemaking at Craggy Range, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Te Mata Peak.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hastings trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Gisborne to Hastings by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wellington.

Things to do in Hastings

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Te Mata Peak ©
Te Mata Peak
Craggy Range ©
Craggy Range
Trinity Hill Winery ©
Trinity Hill Winery

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Wellington

Wellington

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
On the 4th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, then pause for some photo ops at John Plimmer Statue, then go from sight to sight with Wellington Cable Car, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wellington tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hastings to Wellington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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