New Zealand's North Island

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7 - 9
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From volcanic features to buzzing cities, incredible nature and a multitude of museums, this trip offers a great variety of activities and landmarks for all tastes.

In this trip

  • Night LifeNight Life
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • BeachesBeaches

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2

    Rotorua, New Zealand

  • 3

    Taupo, New Zealand

  • 4

    Napier, New Zealand

  • 5

    Wellington, New Zealand

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Things to do in and around Auckland

  • Auckland skyline
  • Auckland view
  • Sky Tower above the CBD
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Upminster Avon Road LT RLH 50 MXX250
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
  • Layered Sunrise
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Ponsonby
  • Rangitoto
  • New Zealand 2011
  • Waiheke Island
  • Bethells Beach
  • Auckland, Queen Street P1210421
  • Friday Ride
  • Twin Oak Drive - Cornwall Park - Auckland - New Zealand
  • Giraffes at Auckland Zoo
  • Hershey Park
  • Oneroa Bay
   
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Auckland

New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric2 nights

Famed for its cultural diversity and vibrant energy, this metropolis boasts parks and museums, two harbors, and great restaurants.

Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,454,300 - 32 percent of New Zealand's population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,570,500 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Maori, Auckland's name is Tamaki Makaurau and the adaptation of Auckland, to suit Maori phonetic rules, is Akarana.
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Things to do in and around Rotorua

  • Looking Down At Rotorua
  • Maori Performers, Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua
  • Rotorua - Hells Gate
  • Geyser, Te Puia, Rotorua
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Rotorua
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
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  • Mountain Biking in Rotorua, New Zealand (c) TRAILSOURCE.COM
  • Rotorua Government Gardens
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  • Dx Okere Falls
  • Kuirau Park, Rotorua
  • Ohinemutu Maori meeting house
  • museum
  • St. Faiths church, Rotorua
  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park
  • Elusive Kiwi
   
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Rotorua

New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

NatureActiveCulture2 nights

Famed for its geothermal activity, this city is favored by travelers and offers an array of geysers, hot springs, and mud pools.

Rotorua, ("The second great lake of Kahumatamomoe") is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island. Rotorua is a major destination for both domestic and international tourists; the tourism industry is by far the largest industry in the district. It is known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers – notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa – and hot mud pools. This thermal activity is sourced to the Rotorua caldera, on which the town lies. Rotorua is home to the Waiariki Institute of Technology. The Lakes of Rotorua are a collection of many lakes surrounding Rotorua.
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Things to do in and around Taupo

  • Tongariro & Lake Taupo
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  • Aukland botanical gardens, New Zealand
  • Taupo Museum & Art gallery
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
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  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park
  • Elusive Kiwi
  • Craters of the Moon Thermal Area, Wairakei, North Island, New Zealand
   
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Taupo

New Zealand, Waikato region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nights

This town offers a multitude of adrenalin-raising activities, as well as a lovely lake and incredible views over the volcanoes.

Taupo is a tourist center, particularly in the summer, as it offers panoramic views over the lake and to the volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south. It offers a number of tourist activities including sky diving, jet boating and paragliding. Taupo services a number of surrounding plantation pine forests including Kaingaroa Forest, the largest man-made forest in the world, and related industry. A large sawmill is sited approximated 3 km to the north east of the town on Centennial Drive. The Wairakei geothermal power station is a few kilometres north of the town.
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Things to do in and around Napier

  • Napier Nov 2011
  • Mission Estate Winery, Napier.
  • Napier
  • Ahuriri beach near Perfume Point
  • Under the New Zealand National Aquarium
  • Huka Falls 7
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  • Museum Theatre, Gallery, Hawke’s Bay, Napier
  • bluff hill lookout
  • Otatara Pa Taradale
  • Napier Botanic Gardens
  • Cape Kidnappers
  • Craters of the Moon Thermal Area, Wairakei, North Island, New Zealand
  • Pania of the reef Napier New Zealand 3
  • Sunken Gardens, Napier
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  • Craters of the Moon - 6
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Napier

New Zealand, Hawke's Bay region

FoodCultureSmall townsHistoric2 nights

Full of Art Deco architecture, this city offers an array of cultural attractions, from museums, to monuments, to verdant gardens.

Napier is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was razed in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. It also has one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country, a statue on Marine Parade called Pania of the Reef. Thousands of people flock to Napier every February for the Tremains Art Deco Weekend event, a celebration of its Art Deco heritage and history. Other notable tourist events attracting many outsiders to the region annually include F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic events, and the Mission Estate Concert at Mission Estate and Winery in the suburb of Taradale.
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Things to do in and around Wellington

  • Monastery on the hill
  • Antique shops and others shops in main street of the heritage town of Carcoar New South Wales.
  • Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) in Wellington
  • Cuba St Mall
  • 200510 museum of wellington
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens in spring.
  • Oriental Bay, Wellington
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  • Northern Walkway
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Gainfully “employed”: cycling to the beach counts, right?
  • Otari-Wilton's Bush
  • carter observatory
  • Cw Wellington Mount Victoria Lookout
  • Nelson
  • Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand, 14 May 2006
   
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Wellington

New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life2 nights

New Zealand's capital is a city with upbeat energies, boasting a thriving nightlife, rich museums, historic buildings, and more.

Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, and is the world's southernmost capital city of a sovereign state. Wellington is marketed as the 'coolest little capital in the world' and its popular tourist attractions include Museum of Wellington Museum, Wellington Zoo, Zealandia and Wellington Cable Car. Cruise tourism is experiencing a major boom in line with nationwide development. Cafe culture is prominent and restaurants offer cuisines including from Europe, Asia and Polynesia.
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