29 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

29 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Clevedon
— 9 nights
2
Waiheke Island
— 5 nights
3
Snells Beach
— 4 nights
4
Manukau
— 8 nights

9
nights
Clevedon

Clevedon ©
Clevedon, earlier known as Wairoa South, is a rural town in Auckland, New Zealand, located in the Franklin ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions of Auckland city. Attractions like Rotoroa Island and Wentworth Valley make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Coromandel Forest Park and Pauanui Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Clevedon: Whangamata (Whangamata Beach & The Little Gallery Whangamata), Thames (Thames Society of Arts, Thames Historical Museum, &more) and Pauanui Trail (in Pauanui). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Hunua Falls, see the interesting displays at Victoria Battery Tramway & Museum Society, tour the pleasant surroundings at Opoutere Surf Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Blueberry Country Ltd..

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Clevedon trip planner.

Esperance, Australia to Clevedon is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Esperance to Clevedon is 4 hours. When traveling from Esperance in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Clevedon: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in Clevedon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Thames, Whangamata, Auckland Region, Pauanui, Coromandel
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 14:
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Rotoroa Island ©
Rotoroa Island
Coromandel Forest Park ©
Coromandel Forest Park
Hunua Falls ©
Hunua Falls

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Horseback Riding Tours and Oneroa Beach will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stony Batter and Whittaker's Musical Museum. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Rangihoua Estate, do a tasting at Goldie Estate, explore the galleries of Waiheke Community Art Gallery, and have fun at Wild on Waiheke.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Waiheke Island road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Clevedon to Waiheke Island. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Snells Beach.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Wineries Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Stony Batter ©
Stony Batter
Whittaker's Musical Museum ©
Whittaker's Musical Museum

4
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. Visiting Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Orewa Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Goat Island Marine Reserve and Of Hand & Heart. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tawharanui Regional Park, kick back and relax at Omaha Beach, experience rural life at Sheepworld, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Snells Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Snells Beach route maker site.

Getting from Waiheke Island to Snells Beach by journey takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Waiheke Island in December, plan for little chillier days in Snells Beach, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manukau.

Things to do in Snells Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Warkworth, Matakana, Orewa Beach
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach
Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Brick Bay Sculpture Trail ©
Brick Bay Sculpture Trail

8
nights
Manukau

Manukau ©
Manukau City is a former territorial authority district in Auckland, New Zealand, that was governed by the Manukau City Council. Rainbow's End Theme Park has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Hauraki Rail Trail and Waihi Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway. Gold Discovery Centre and Te Aroha & District Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Nikau Cave (in Waikaretu), Lemon & Paeroa Bottle (in Paeroa) and Spike's Bricks & Models (in Waihi). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Auckland Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Kariotahi Beach, stroll through Whiritoa Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Westfield Manukau.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manukau trip planner.

You can drive from Snells Beach to Manukau in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Snells Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Manukau, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manukau

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waihi, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Kariotahi Beach, Nikau Cave
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 31:
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Rainbow's End Theme Park ©
Rainbow's End Theme Park
Hauraki Rail Trail ©
Hauraki Rail Trail
Nikau Cave ©
Nikau Cave