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An 8-Day Road trip from Auckland to Wellington
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Are you doing a Road Trip on North Island of New Zealand? Here is a Trip Itinerary on what to do and see.



Day 1



Take a flight to Auckland, NZ.


Rent a Car

The Airport rental cars desk is located in the ground floor arrivals area.




Take a Taxi to

TAXI = NZ$65


Stay in a Hotel / Hostel / Guesthouse in Auckland



Day 2



Buy a MAP!

If you had not rented a car from the Airport arrange to rent a car from the Auckland City Centre




Rent a car on Day 4




Visit the Sky Tower

Open 8:30am-Midnight.

Main Observation & Sky Deck ~NZ$18.00

Sky Jump: ~NZ$175.00 (10:00am-17:00pm)



See the Auckland Harbour Bridge across the bay on the way to

Okahu Bay

Take a scenic walk along Tamaki Drive

Have Lunch in the area.



Auckland War Memorial Museum. (Not just a war museum!)

10am-5pm Suggested donation ~NZ$5



Walk up on Mount Eden (one of Auckland's many volcanic cones)

Enjoy panoramic views of the city, and also see sheep and cows in a major metropolitan area!



Go to Ponsonby Road forDinner



Day 3


Do a Helicopter ride over the City of Auckland and its many islands!

Flight over Tāmaki-Makau-Rau-Auckland

Day 4



If you had not already rented a car rent one today!

For a 2 Day Hire and Fuel do a budget of NZ$400.



From Auckland to Matamata:

 About two hours' drive south; take State Highway 27 to Matamata. The turnoff is just south of the Bombay Hills



Do a Tour of the Hobbiton movie set.

If you park at the Matamata Information Centre parking there is a free courtesy van transfer to the site to begin the tour.

The Parking is available at the back of the centre.



Matamata Information Centre,

45 Broadway, Matamata, NZ


Scheduled Departs at 9.30am, 10.45am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm and 3.45pm each day.


For bookings contact: Rings Scenic Tours Ltd. Tel +64 7 888 6838





SEE:  - City Museum (Blue Baths). Queens drive, Rotorua




Te Puia

Home to the Whakarewarewa Valley of geothermal activity, including bubbling mud pools and geysers.

Admission Hours 8:00am - 6:00pm

Guided tours Hourly from 9:00am Last tour departs 5:00pm

Daytime Maori Concerts (Maori cultural performance) 10:15am, 12:15pm, 3.15pm


General Admission

Includes Guided Tour and Maori Concert ~NZ$50.00


Mai Ora – Evening Experience

Adult ~NZ$90.00


Combo Package

Te Puia General Admission + Mai Ora Evening Experience (Cultural Show and Dinner) ~NZ$130.00   6:15pm - 9:00pm

Address : Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand Tel: +64 7 348 9047



Drive back to Auckland



Day 5


Drive from Auckland to Wellington


09:00 - Auckland

09:35 - Pokeno

10:30 - Hamilton

11:35 - Te Kuiti

14:10 - New Plymouth

14:10 – 15:30 LUNCH

Route round Mt. Egmont

15:30 – Opunake

16:30 - Hawera

17:45 - Wanganui

18:20 - Bulls

19:00 - Levin

20:10 - Wellington


Stay in a Hotel / Hostel / Guesthouse in Wellington



Day 6



Return the Rental Car to a Wellington station


Walk through:


The Te Papa Museum

10:00-18:00 Entry is Free


Go Buy LOTR Tour at the

Wellington i-SITE Centre

202 Wakefield Street (Opposite Te Papa Museum)



Through Frank Kitts Park

Have Lunch in this area


14:00 Visit:

Parliament Buildings

The grounds of Parliament are open to the public


Just across the road from Parliament Buildings

See the Turnbull House on Bowen Street, this imposing brick mansion now seems small and out of place amongst the surrounding high-rises.


Opposite Parliament at 15 Lambton Quay

The old Government Buildings. This is the largest wooden building in the southern hemisphere and the second-largest wooden building in the world.


One block east of Parliament see

Old St Paul's



Do The Wellington Cable Car, from Lambton Quay (next to the McDonald's),

Open 7 days until 10pm.  Tel: 04 472 2199,

The easiest way to get a nice view of the city and harbour, the Cable Car runs 5-minute trips on rails from Lambton Quay to the Botanic Garden in Kelburn every ten minutes.

~$2.50 one way, ~$4.50 return



Go to the Botanic Gardens for an afternoon walk.

Wander back to the city through the Bolton Street Memorial Park. Watch out for the cats that haunt in this hillside cemetery. If you're returning from the Botanic Gardens by foot, this is great place to wander through and check out the epitaphs of early pioneers and historical figures.



Have Dinner and a night out in Wellington.



Day 7



Do an All Day Lord of the Rings film sites of Wellington Tour


Book a Tour {~NZ$170 (Including Lunch)}

Or do it on your own:


Venture along:

-The Great River Anduin that flowed through Middle Earth between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood,

-Hobbiton Woods, where the Hobbits hid from the Nazgul while fleeing the Shire.This film site located on Mount Victoria also offers spectacular 360-degree views of Wellington City, harbour, and hills.

-Helms Deep where the Orcs battled King Theodore of Rohan to overtake his stronghold,

-Rivendell where the room and the bed for Frodo’s recovery from the Sword attack by the Ring Wraiths was staged.



Have Dinner and another night out in Wellington.



Day 8


Take a taxi between the city centre and the airport ~$30.



Take a flight to back home out of Wellington, NZ.



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