15 days in Auckland & Taupo Itinerary

15 days in Auckland & Taupo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 11 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Taupo
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  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 Waiheke Island (Wine Tours & Tastings & Connells Bay Sculpture Park), Matakana (Matakana Village & Sculptureum) and Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, head off the coast to Waiheke Island, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and meet the residents at Auckland Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland online route planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Auckland are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waiheke Island, Matakana, Auckland Region, Arataki Visitor Centre, Tawharanui Regional Park
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 27:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland 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.
You've now added Craters of the Moon to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, get in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon, and finally admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then admire the natural beauty at Lava Glass, then don't miss a visit to Aratiatia Rapids, and finally make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Taupo travel route planner.

Getting from Auckland to Taupo by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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 Trip

Rotorua
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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