15 days in Auckland & Taupo Itinerary

15 days in Auckland & Taupo Itinerary

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15 days in Auckland & Taupo Itinerary

Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 11 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Taupo
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
End: Auckland

11
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.
Explore Auckland's surroundings by going to Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach), Matakana (Matakana Village & Sculptureum) and Waiheke Island (Wine Tours & Tastings & Connells Bay Sculpture Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, look for all kinds of wild species at Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre, enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and meet the residents at Auckland Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip builder site .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. In September in Auckland, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Matakana, Waiheke Island, Auckland Region, Arataki Visitor Centre, Takapuna Beach Playground
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 27:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Craters of the Moon. On the 28th (Sat), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, admire the natural beauty at Lava Glass, then don't miss a visit to Aratiatia Rapids, and finally don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Taupo trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Auckland to Taupo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

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