11 days in Auckland Region, Hamilton & Waitomo Caves Itinerary

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Auckland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hamilton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waitomo Caves
— 3 nights
Bus to Auckland, Fly to Singapore

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Auckland — 4 nights

City of Sails

Auckland is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower, explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, don't miss a visit to Viaduct Harbour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland tour itinerary maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Auckland is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in February: high temperatures in Auckland hover around 26°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hamilton.
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Hamilton — 2 nights

Tron

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Hamilton Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hamilton Zoo, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then look for gifts at Tony Sly Pottery, and finally take in the waterfront at Raglan Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Hamilton Lake Domain, don't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Hamilton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Waitomo Caves.
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Waitomo Caves — 3 nights

Waitomo Caves is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves, get a dose of the wild on Spellbound, hike along Ruakuri Walk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Marakopa Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Waitomo Caves trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hamilton to Waitomo Caves takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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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.
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