16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  28​h
1
Te Anau
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Paihia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

3
nights
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Go for a jaunt from Te Anau to Milford to see Milford Foreshore Walk about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, hike along Lake Gunn, take some stellar pictures from Te Anau Lion Lookout Point, and stroll through Hollyford Track.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Te Anau itinerary maker site .

Hyderabad, India to Te Anau is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Te Anau is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Milford Foreshore Walk
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

3
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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, wildlife, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, enjoy some diversion at Break One, get interesting insight from Tours, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas

3
nights
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.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Huka Falls Walkway, & more). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, admire all the interesting features of Te Puia, make a trip to Amokura Glass, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Rotorua takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Rotorua are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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.
Take a break from Paihia with a short trip to Pompallier Mission and Printery in Russell, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, get interesting insight from Tours, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Paihia tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Rotorua to Paihia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompallier Mission and Printery, The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station
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Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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 29th (Fri), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Auckland trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Paihia to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. November in Auckland sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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