6 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

6 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 stop by Ponsonby. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bethells Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Muriwai Gannet Colony, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Sylvia Park Shopping Centre.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Auckland day trip 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. September in Auckland sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

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

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

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Waiheke Island trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Auckland to Waiheke Island in 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in September, expect nights in Waiheke Island to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Snells Beach.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

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

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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. Shop till you drop at Morris & James and Of Hand & Heart. Explore hidden gems such as Orewa Beach and Tawharanui Regional Park. When in Snells Beach, make a side trip to see Goat Island Marine Reserve in Warkworth, approximately Warkworth away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach, make a trip to Matakana Village, and walk around Parry Kauri Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Snells Beach day trip planner.

Getting from Waiheke Island to Snells Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Waiheke Island in September: highs in Snells Beach hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off 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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