11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Paihia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Taupo
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
3
Te Anau
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Paihia

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Cabbage Tree Shop and South Sea Art. Change things up with a short trip to Newport Chocolates in Russell (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Waitangi Golf Club, admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, and stop by The Kauri Workshop.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paihia driving holiday planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paihia is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Paihia, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Paihia

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Russell, Kerikeri, Blue River Orchard
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The Cabbage Tree Shop ©
The Cabbage Tree Shop
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 27th (Tue), look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, then play a few rounds at Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary, then stop by Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls tracks.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Taupo visit planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Taupo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Taupo

Shopping Outdoors Golf
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Huka Honey Hive ©
Huka Honey Hive
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire ©

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.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Ivan Wilson Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Te Anau trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Taupo to Te Anau takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Barn, then play a few rounds at Queenstown Golf Club, then look for gifts at The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown, and finally do a tasting at Peregrine Wines.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown attractions planner .

Getting from Te Anau to Queenstown by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Golf Shopping
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Queenstown Golf Club ©
Queenstown Golf Club

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