14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Paihia
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Rotorua
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Queenstown
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Paihia

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Flagstaff Hill Historic Reserve and Christ Church. Kids will enjoy Paihia Harbour and Tane Mahuta Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Paihia side-trips: Russell (Pompallier Mission and Printery, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, admire the landmark architecture of St Paul's Anglican Church, and contemplate the long history of KeriKeri New Zealand.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paihia day trip site.

Adelaide, Australia to Paihia is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Paihia is 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Russell, KeriKeri New Zealand, Tane Mahuta Walk
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

5
nights
Rotorua

Rotorua ©
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Get a sense of the local culture at Government Gardens and Buried Village of Te Wairoa. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Redwoods Treewalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Base Track & Mt Maunganui Main Beach) and Huka Falls Walkway (in Taupo). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Rotorua in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rotorua are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tauranga, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool, River Rafting & Tubing, Huka Falls Walkway
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

5
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Visit Vesta Design Boutique and Fallen Soldiers Memorial for their historical value. Attractions like Queenstown Hill and Wanaka make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Rippon Vineyard in Wanaka (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, head outdoors with Arrowtown Village, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get your game on at Dark Ride.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown tour planner.

Fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wanaka, Arrowtown Village
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
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The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Wanaka ©
Wanaka
Arrowtown Village ©
Arrowtown Village

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