6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Auckland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Taupo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), enjoy some music at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then take an in-depth tour of Auckland War Memorial Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary site .

Sydney, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Auckland. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

2
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, then look for gifts at Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire, and finally admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kinloch Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and then enjoy some diversion at AC Baths.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Taupo itinerary website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Auckland to Taupo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

2
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.
On the 5th (Sun), get your game on at Dark Ride, take in the exciting artwork at Silver Fern Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, then have some family-friendly fun at Queenstown Ice Arena, and finally get your game on at Skyline Queenstown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): have fun at Break One Clay Target Shooting and then hit the slopes at Coronet Peak.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip builder app .

You can fly from Taupo to Queenstown in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Outdoors Nature
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak
Break One ©
Break One

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