14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Auckland
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Waihi Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Tauranga
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Wellington
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Hamilton
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Matamata
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
End: Auckland

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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.
To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip itinerary website.

Sydney, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Auckland is 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Auckland to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Waihi Beach.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

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nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove Walk, Mount Paku, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Sun), kick back and relax at Waihi Beach, head off the coast to Whenuakura Island, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Paku, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Orokawa Scenic Reserve, and finally trek along Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk). Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Whangamata Beach, admire the sheer force of Owharoa Falls, then trek along Hauraki Rail Trail, then trek along Cathedral Cove Walk, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Waihi Beach online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Waihi Beach takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Auckland in July since evenings lows in Waihi Beach dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tauranga.

Things to do in Waihi Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Whangamata, Mount Paku, Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk), Owharoa Falls, Hauraki Rail Trail
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Mount Paku ©
Mount Paku
Whangamata Beach ©
Whangamata Beach
Hauraki Rail Trail ©
Hauraki Rail Trail

1
night
Tauranga

Tauranga ©
The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kaiate Falls as well as Mount Maunganui Base Track. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Mount Maunganui Base Track and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kaiate Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tauranga trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Waihi Beach to Tauranga by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Tauranga can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Tauranga

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
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Kaiate Falls ©
Kaiate Falls

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nights
Rotorua

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes 3D Trick Art Gallery, River Rafting & Tubing, Katoa Lake Rotorua, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Redwoods Treewalk and Hell's Gate.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tauranga to Rotorua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Off Road NZ, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Hell's Gate
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk
Katoa Lake Rotorua ©
Katoa Lake Rotorua
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Wellington

Wellington
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wellington trip planner.

Fly from Rotorua to Wellington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

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Hamilton

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bridal Veil Falls as well as Hamilton Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll around Hamilton Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Wellington to Hamilton by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Matamata.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bridal Veil Falls
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens

1
night
Matamata

Matamata ©
Matamata is a town in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hobbiton Movie Set as well as Waikato River Trails. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set and then stroll through Wairere Falls Track. On the next day, hike along Waikato River Trails and then delve into the lush surroundings at Yarndley's Bush.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Matamata attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hamilton to Matamata takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Matamata

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Waikato River Trails, Wairere Falls Track, Yarndley's Bush, Hobbiton Movie Set
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Wairere Falls Track ©
Wairere Falls Track
Yarndley's Bush ©
Yarndley's Bush

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nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes EcoZip Adventures, New Chums Beach and Cooks Beach. On the 1st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Cooks Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at New Chums Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at EcoZip Adventures.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Devonport road trip planner.

Getting from Matamata to Devonport by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Matamata in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Devonport: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cooks Beach, EcoZip Adventures, New Chums Beach
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
EcoZip Adventures ©
EcoZip Adventures
New Chums Beach ©
New Chums Beach

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