14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Paihia
— 1 night
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Rotorua
— 4 nights
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Waihi Beach
— 2 nights
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Whitianga
— 4 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St James Anglican Church, admire the striking features of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, then look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Newark, USA to Paihia is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 17 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kerikeri
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Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Swim with Dolphins
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Horseback Riding Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Huka Falls Walkway and River Rafting & Tubing. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, experience rural life at Agrodome, explore the activities along Lake Rotorua, and stroll through Blue Lake Track.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rotorua trip app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Rotorua in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Waihi Beach.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Huka Falls Walkway, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

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Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach ©
Waihi Beach is a coastal town at the western end of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand's North Island. On the 9th (Sat), kick back and relax at Whiritoa Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Opoutere Surf Beach. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Anzac Bay, then do a tasting at Leveret Estate Winery and Cellar Door, then trek along Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway, and finally stroll through Whangamata Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Waihi Beach online road trip planner.

You can drive from Rotorua to Waihi Beach in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Waihi Beach can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Whitianga.

Things to do in Waihi Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Opoutere Surf Beach, Leveret Estate Winery and Cellar Door, Whiritoa Beach, Whangamata Beach, Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway
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Whangamata Beach ©
Whangamata Beach
Whiritoa Beach ©
Whiritoa Beach
Opoutere Surf Beach ©
Opoutere Surf Beach

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Whitianga

Whitianga ©
Whitianga is a town on the Coromandel Peninsula, in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. Visit Hahei Beach Walk and New Chums Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Mount Paku and Hot Water Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitianga: Opito Bay Beach (in Kuaotunu), Whangapoua Beach (in Whangapoua) and Pauanui Beach (in Pauanui). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve, make a trip to The Lost Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at Otama Beach, and stop by Bread & Butter Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Whitianga journey maker site.

You can drive from Waihi Beach to Whitianga in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitianga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kuaotunu, Whangapoua, Hahei Beach Walk, Hot Water Beach, Mount Paku
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Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve ©
Hahei Beach Walk ©
Hahei Beach Walk
Mount Paku ©
Mount Paku

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