12 days in New Zealand Itinerary

12 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Fly
1
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Dunedin
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Paihia
— 3 nights
Fly

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2
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Queenstown

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get some cultural insight at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery and Queenstown Arts Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Glenorchy-Queenstown Road and Ben Lomond Track. There's lots more to do: trek along Queenstown Hill, take a memorable tour with Tours, get outside with Arrowtown Village, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Queenstown trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Queenstown is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Queenstown, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dunedin.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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2
nights
Dunedin

Edinburgh of the South

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): trek along Tunnel Beach Track, then engage your brain at Otago Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Penguin Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dunedin Botanic Garden, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Speight’s Brewery.

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Getting from Queenstown to Dunedin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Penguin Place ©
Must see
Penguin Place
4.2
Orokonui Ecosanctuary ©
Wildlife Area
Orokonui Ecosanctuary
4.7
Tunnel Beach Track ©
Hiking Trail
Tunnel Beach Track
4.8

3
nights
Rotorua

Sulphur City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Redwoods Treewalk. Step out of the city life by going to Huka Falls Walkway and Mt Maunganui Main Beach. Take a break from Rotorua with a short trip to Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire in Taupo, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Rotorua trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dunedin to Rotorua by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Huka Falls Walkway
Must see
Huka Falls Walkway
4.7

3
nights
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.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the striking features of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, steep yourself in history at Pompallier Mission and Printery, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paihia planner.

You can fly from Rotorua to Paihia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Rainbow Falls ©
Must see
Rainbow Falls
4.6
Paihia Harbour ©
Must see
Paihia Harbour
4.6

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