9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Taupo
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
2
Te Anau
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Tokyo

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taupo: Rotorua (Lady Knox Geyser, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, & more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Tongariro Alpine Crossing, push the limits with an extreme tour, look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, and admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Taupo travel planning app .

Tokyo, Japan to Taupo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tokyo to Taupo, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Rotorua, Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the activities along Milford Sound. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Te Anau, contemplate the waterfront views at Doubtful Sound, and then take some stellar pictures from Te Anau Lion Lookout Point.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Te Anau trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Taupo to Te Anau in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu, then get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, and then contemplate the long history of Fallen Soldiers Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, then learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Queenstown trip tool .

Take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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