4 days in New Zealand Itinerary

4 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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4 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Drive:  2​h
1
Matamata
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rotorua
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Taupo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Waitomo Caves
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Auckland

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Matamata

Matamata ©
Matamata is a town in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Hobbiton Movie Set.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Matamata holiday planning site .

Auckland to Matamata is an approximately 2-hour car ride. When traveling from Auckland in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Matamata, with highs around 25°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rotorua.
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set

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Rotorua

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tamaki Maori Village as well as Polynesian Spa. On the 13th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, relax and rejuvenate at Polynesian Spa, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Tamaki Maori Village.

Plan my day in Rotorua using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Matamata to Rotorua in an hour. In December in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Polynesian Spa ©
Polynesian Spa
Tamaki Maori Village ©
Tamaki Maori Village

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nights
Taupo

Taupo
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taupo trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Rotorua to Taupo in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves ©
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Waitomo Caves attractions planning app .

Getting from Taupo to Waitomo Caves by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Nature Parks
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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