10 days in North Island Itinerary

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Wellington
— 1 day
Fly
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Tongariro National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Taupo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rotorua
— 3 nights
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Wellington — 1 day

Harbour Capital

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.
On the 9th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, then pause for some photo ops at John Plimmer Statue, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Wellington online tour planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Wellington is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Wellington, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Wellington: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tongariro National Park.
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Tongariro National Park — 3 nights

Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 12th (Wed), hike the day away at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ohakune Old Coach Road, trek along Taranaki Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge Track, and admire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tongariro National Park trip planner.

Getting from Wellington to Tongariro National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Taupo.
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Taupo — 3 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Taupo is known for nature, theme parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Taupo travel website.

Take a shuttle from Tongariro National Park to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Rotorua.
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Rotorua — 3 nights

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.
Rotorua is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua day trip planner.

Getting from Taupo to Rotorua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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North Island travel guide

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The Fish of Māui
Home to both New Zealand's capital city and its most populous one, North Island remains the more urbane and modern of the country's two main islands. With a wealth of museums and places of historical importance, the island tells the story of New Zealand's inhabitants, from the native Maoris and European settlers to the cosmopolitan and inclusive population of the modern era. Away from the industrial and cultural centers, a tour of North Island can take you through the impressive and world-renowned landscape of deep gorges, rolling rivers, enormous lakes, and areas of volcanic activity--home to an amazing biodiversity of terrestrial and marine animal and plant life. Active vacationers on North Island may appreciate the extreme sports, and don't miss a chance to relax in its hot water springs.
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