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Rotorua — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Taupo (Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, steep yourself in history at Te Puia, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua trip itinerary planner.

Hartford, USA to Rotorua is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hartford to Rotorua is 17 hours. Traveling from Hartford in April, expect Rotorua to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Auckland.
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Auckland — 1 night

City of Sails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): learn about all things military at Auckland Museum and then don't miss a visit to Sky Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Auckland online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Auckland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Auckland. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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New Zealand travel guide

Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.