12 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

12 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

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12 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  7​h
1
Auckland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Snells Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Waiheke Island
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  9​h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muriwai Gannet Colony and St. Helier's Bay. Get outdoors at Takapuna Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of Auckland with an excursion to Waipu Museum in Waipu--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bethells Beach, browse the exhibits of Black Door Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Auckland War Memorial Museum, and learn about winemaking at Coopers Creek Vineyard.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Auckland trip website .

Melbourne, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Auckland is 2 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Snells Beach.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Muriwai Gannet Colony, Waipu Museum
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Bethells Beach ©
Bethells Beach

3
nights
Snells Beach

Snells Beach ©
Snells Beach is a small coastal town in the north of Auckland Region in the North Island of New Zealand. You'll get in some beach time at Orewa Beach and Omaha Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sculptureum or Empire Art & Espresso. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Snells Beach: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Mangawhai), Goat Island Marine Reserve (in Warkworth) and The Kauri Museum (in Matakohe). There's more to do: trek along Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and identify plant and animal life at Tawharanui Regional Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Snells Beach online road trip planner .

You can drive from Auckland to Snells Beach in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in Snells Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Warkworth, The Kauri Museum, Sculptureum, Empire Art & Espresso, Orewa Beach
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Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach
Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Goat Island Marine Reserve ©
Goat Island Marine Reserve

3
nights
Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island ©
Head to Waiheke Island, a place of white sandy beaches, palm trees, great wine, and relaxation, just 35 minutes off the coast of Auckland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Man O' War Vineyards and Obsidian Vineyard. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Oneroa Beach. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Tantalus Estate Vineyard & Winery, identify plant and animal life at Stony Batter, have fun at Wild on Waiheke, and stop by Rangihoua Estate.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Waiheke Island driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Snells Beach to Waiheke Island takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Waiheke Island when traveling from Snells Beach in February, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Wineries Outdoors Parks
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Man O' War Vineyards ©
Man O' War Vineyards
Obsidian Vineyard ©
Obsidian Vineyard
Wild on Waiheke ©
Wild on Waiheke

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