26 days in Oceania Itinerary

26 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Fly to Queenstown, Bus to Te Anau
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Te Anau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dunedin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Christchurch
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hokitika
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kaiteriteri
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Plymouth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wellington
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tauranga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hot Water Beach
— 2 nights
Drive to Auckland International Airport, Fly to Kaitaia
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Kaitaia
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Whangarei Heads
— 1 night
Drive
12
Auckland
Fly

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Te Anau — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Doubtful Sound. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Te Anau trip maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Te Anau is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Te Anau is 4 hours. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dunedin.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Dunedin — 2 nights

With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Royal Albatross Centre. On the 21st (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Larnach Castle & Gardens and then don't miss a visit to The Royal Albatross Centre. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunedin Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aramoana Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dunedin trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Te Anau to Dunedin with the Route module. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Christchurch.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Christchurch — 2 nights

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Port Hills and then examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Christchurch trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Dunedin to Christchurch takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hokitika.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Hokitika — 3 nights

Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, 40km south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Kaniere and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hokitika Beach. On the next day, stroll through Hokitika Gorge Walk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hokitika vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Hokitika takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kaiteriteri.
Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

Kaiteriteri — 2 nights

Kaiteriteri is a town and seaside resort in the Tasman Region of the South Island of New Zealand. For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kaiteriteri online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hokitika to Kaiteriteri takes 4.5 hours. You will leave for New Plymouth on the 30th (Sun).
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

New Plymouth — 2 nights

Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taranaki Cathedral, Church of St Mary. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Back Beach and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pukekura Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Plymouth trip planner.

You can drive from Kaiteriteri to New Plymouth in 11.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Wellington.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Wellington — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, enjoy the sand and surf at Scorching Bay, and then appreciate the history behind National War Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wellington travel itinerary planner.

Fly from New Plymouth to Wellington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tauranga.
Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Tauranga — 2 nights

The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
Agrodome has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Agrodome, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, then do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Faith's Anglican Church. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Mount Maunganui Summit Track and then kick back and relax at Pilot Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tauranga trip planner.

You can fly from Wellington to Tauranga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hot Water Beach.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Hot Water Beach — 2 nights

Named after the geothermal springs that supply the coast with pleasantly warm water ideal for swimming and soaking, Hot Water Beach attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
You've now added Matarangi Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hot Water Beach, then stroll through Hahei Beach Walk, and then make a trip to Sailors Grave. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Matarangi Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Water Beach itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Tauranga to Hot Water Beach takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hot Water Beach are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kaitaia.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Kaitaia — 3 nights

Kaitaia is a town in the Far North District of New Zealand, at the base of the Aupouri Peninsula, about 160 km northwest of Whangarei. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Rarawa Beach, stroll through Tapotupotu Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Mathew's Vintage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get into the urban bustle at Te Ahu Center and then stroll through Ninety Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaitaia online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Hot Water Beach to Kaitaia with the Route module. You will leave for Whangarei Heads on the 11th (Thu).
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Whangarei Heads — 1 night

Whangarei Heads is a locality and promontory on the northern side of the Whangarei Harbour in Northland, New Zealand. To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Whangarei Heads online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kaitaia to Whangarei Heads takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Whangarei Heads to Auckland takes 3 hours. In May in Auckland, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

Auckland Region travel guide

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Observation Decks · Volcanos · Military Museums
As home to New Zealand's largest urban area, Auckland Region is by far the most populous in the country, despite its modest proportions. Its concentration of settlements makes it a region of culture, history, and cosmopolitan development, boasting a range of museums, buildings of interest, restaurants, and bars, many in the city of Auckland itself. As with all of New Zealand, you don't have to go far from the urban centers to experience wild and varied landscape on your Auckland holiday: from rugged coastal areas to lush native forests, you'll find stunning biodiversity and impressive geological features.