6 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

6 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

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6 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Auckland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Waiheke Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Snells Beach
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Queenstown

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): do a tasting at Foxes Island and then shop like a local with Ponsonby. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Bethells Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Muriwai Gannet Colony, and then browse the different shops at Sylvia Park Shopping Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland travel planning website .

Queenstown to Auckland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In September, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Muriwai Gannet Colony
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Ponsonby ©
Ponsonby
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Bethells Beach ©
Bethells Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Wild on Waiheke, look for gifts at Rangihoua Estate, learn about winemaking at Kennedy Point Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Obsidian Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Man O' War Vineyards.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Waiheke Island trip maker app .

You can drive from Auckland to Waiheke Island in 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in September, you will find days in Waiheke Island are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Snells Beach.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games
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Wild on Waiheke ©
Wild on Waiheke
Obsidian Vineyard ©
Obsidian Vineyard
Man O' War Vineyards ©
Man O' War Vineyards

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. Head to Morris & James and Of Hand & Heartfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Orewa Beach and Tawharanui Regional Park. Take a break from Snells Beach with a short trip to Goat Island Marine Reserve in Warkworth, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, walk around Parry Kauri Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach, and don't miss a visit to Matakana Village.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Snells Beach tour planner .

Getting from Waiheke Island to Snells Beach by car takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Waiheke Island, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Snells Beach, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Snells Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Warkworth, Matakana, Orewa Beach
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Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach
Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Brick Bay Sculpture Trail ©
Brick Bay Sculpture Trail

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