6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Auckland Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland road trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Auckland, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for little chillier days in Auckland, with highs around 13°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Parks Nightlife
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland 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, then find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, then stop by Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kinloch Beach, take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and then enjoy some diversion at AC Baths.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taupo trip 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. Cap off 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Dark Ride, take in the exciting artwork at Silver Fern Gallery, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then get your game on at Queenstown Ice Arena, and finally get your game on at Skyline Queenstown. On your second day here, have fun at Break One and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Coronet Peak.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown online attractions planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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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