11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Bus:  18 h
1
Te Anau
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
4
Paihia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
nights
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Go for a jaunt from Te Anau to Milford to see Milford Foreshore Walk about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring at Doubtful Sound. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, trek along The Chasm Walk, and stroll through Lake Gunn.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Te Anau sightseeing site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Te Anau is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Jakarta to Te Anau, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Milford Foreshore Walk
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 29th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, then get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally learn about winemaking at Chard Farm Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally view the masterpieces at Queenstown Arts Centre.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Queenstown travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Zipline

3
nights
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.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Taupo (Huka Honey Hive, Huka Falls Walkway, &more) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, and take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

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You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Rotorua are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

2
nights
Paihia

The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paihia tour itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Rotorua to Paihia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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