6 days in North Island Itinerary

6 days in North Island Itinerary

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6 days in North Island Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Paihia
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Taupo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Whakapapa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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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 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, then contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then don't miss a visit to KeriKeri New Zealand.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Paihia itinerary planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Paihia is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 17 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

KeriKeri New Zealand
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

1
night
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 9th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, push the limits with an extreme tour, then make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings, and finally admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Taupo day trip app .

Getting from Paihia to Taupo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Maori Rock Carvings ©
Maori Rock Carvings

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night
Whakapapa

Whakapapa ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get where you need to go with Tongariro Crossing Shuttles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Whakapapa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Taupo to Whakapapa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Tongariro National Park
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tongariro Crossing Shuttles ©
Tongariro Crossing Shuttles
Tawhai Falls ©
Tawhai Falls

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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 11th (Sat): enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Auckland visit planner.

Traveling by car from Whakapapa to Auckland takes 4.5 hours. April in Auckland sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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