9 days in Auckland, Hastings & Wellington Itinerary

9 days in Auckland, Hastings & Wellington Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 3 nights
2
Hastings
— 1 night
3
Wellington
— 4 nights

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like New Zealand Maritime Museum and Matakana War Memorial. Step off the beaten path and head to Piha Beach and Tawharanui Regional Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Orewa Beach (in Orewa), Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach) and Warkworth (Omaha Beach & Unicorn Bookshop). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at St. Helier's Bay, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, let the kids burn off some steam at Takapuna Beach Playground, and walk around Karekare Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland road trip app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Auckland. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Hastings.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Warkworth, Orewa Beach, Matakana War Memorial, Takapuna Beach Playground, Muriwai Gannet Colony
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Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony

1
night
Hastings

Hastings ©
Hastings is a New Zealand city and is one of the two major urban areas in Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the galleries of Birdwoods Gallery, then do a tasting at Sileni Estates, then learn about winemaking at Vidal Estate Cellar Door, and finally identify plant and animal life at Gannet Colony.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Hastings road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Hastings takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wellington.

Things to do in Hastings

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Birdwoods Gallery, Gannet Colony
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Sileni Estates ©
Sileni Estates
Gannet Colony ©
Gannet Colony
Birdwoods Gallery ©
Birdwoods Gallery

4
nights
Wellington

Wellington ©
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Space Place at Carter Observatory and Wellington Railway Station are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Oriental Bay and Cobblestones Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Martinborough (Haythornthwaite Wines, Poppies Martinborough, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National War Memorial, head off the coast to Matiu / Somes Island, delve into the lush surroundings at Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellington online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hastings to Wellington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Wellington are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Martinborough, Cobblestones Museum
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Poppies Martinborough ©
Poppies Martinborough
Oriental Bay ©
Oriental Bay
Cobblestones Museum ©
Cobblestones Museum

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