12 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

12 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 5 nights
2
Snells Beach
— 3 nights
3
Waiheke Island
— 3 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ponsonby and Black Door Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Takapuna Beach and Mission Bay Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Waipu Museum (in Waipu) and Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Auckland Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Stephen's Chapel, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and do a tasting at Coopers Creek Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Auckland trip itinerary builder website.

Melbourne, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Auckland due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: highs in Auckland hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Snells Beach.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Waipu Museum, Muriwai Gannet Colony
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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. Do your shopping at Sculptureum and Empire Art & Espresso. You'll get in some beach time at Orewa Beach and Omaha Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Snells Beach side-trips: Goat Island Marine Reserve (in Warkworth), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Mangawhai) and The Kauri Museum (in Matakohe). The adventure continues: stroll through Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and immerse yourself in nature at Tawharanui Regional Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Snells Beach trip app.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Snells Beach takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in Snells Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Warkworth, Fishing Charters & Tours, Orewa Beach, The Kauri Museum, Sculptureum
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stony Batter and Oneroa Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wild on Waiheke and Obsidian Vineyard. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Man O' War Vineyards, look for gifts at Rangihoua Estate, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Waiheke Island tour builder.

Travel from Snells Beach to Waiheke Island in 3 hours. Traveling from Snells Beach in February, Waiheke Island is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Wineries Outdoors Parks
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Peacock Sky Vineyard ©
Peacock Sky Vineyard
Obsidian Vineyard ©
Obsidian Vineyard
Wild on Waiheke ©
Wild on Waiheke

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