Travel with Confidence

New Zealand Highlights

Attractions in New Zealand from top to bottom

 NORTH ISLAND

 CLICK ON EACH DESTINATION TO GET LOCATION ON MAP AND CLICK ON OTHER LINKS FOR GENERAL INFO

 90 Mile Beach & Cape Regina Matauri Bay

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/ninety-mile-beach/

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/matauri-bay/

 Pahia

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/article/the-bay-of-islands-so-much-more-than-just-dolphins/

The Kauri Coast

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/article/kauri-coast/

Great Barrier Island

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/great-barrier-island/

Warkworth

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/article/road-trip-from-auckland-to-matakana/

Auckland

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/auckland-attractions/

Coromandel Peninsula

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/coromandel-attractions/

Thames & Kaueranga Valley

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/plan/business/thames-school-of-mines-and-mineralogical-museum/

Waikato

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/hamilton-waikato-attractions/

Tauranga

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/tauranga-and-rotorua-cruise-overview/

Bay of Plenty

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/bay-of-plenty-attractions/

Rotorua

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/rotorua/

Waitomo

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/plan/business/waitomo-glowworm-caves/

Lake Taupo

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/lake-taupo-attractions/

East land & Gisbourne

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/article/air-nzs-top-9-picks-for-gisborne/

Taranaki & New Plymouth

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/taranaki-attractions/

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/towns-in-taranaki/

Tongariro National Park

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/national-parks-tongariro/

Hastings

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/plan/business/hastings-i-site-visitor-information-centre/

Whanganui National Park

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/national-parks-whanganui/

The Kapiti Coast

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/plan/business/kapiti-coast-kiwi-experience/

 Martinborough

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/wineries-in-wairarapa/

 Napier

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/napier-cruise-overview/

Wellington

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/wellington-attractions/

 11 Must North Island Experiences

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/11-must-do-north-island-experiences/

 SUGGESTIONS OF ITINERARIES BY CAR

Driving times have been taken from Google maps – in practice these timings will be longer particularly in the Auckland area which gets congested. While the roads are of a good standard there are no motorways. So adding up to one hour on top of these timings might give you a more accurate picture.

CLICK ON EACH VERSION TO SEE MAP 

NORTH ISLAND VERSION ONE

Auckland to Paihia                                                 227KM                   141 Miles                 3 hours

Paihia to Matakana                                                177KM                    109 Miles                2.5 hours

Matakana to Rotorua                                             294KM                     183 Miles               3.5 hours

Rotorua to Napier                                                   219KM                    136 Miles               3 hours

Napier to Wellington                                              250KM                     155 Miles              3 hours

NORTH ISLAND VERSION TWO                                                                           

Auckland to Paihia  227KM

Paihia to Whitianga                                                402KM                      250 Miles             5.5 hours

Whitianga to Rotorua                                             218KM                     135 Miles              3 hours

Rotorua to Napier                                                   219KM                    136 Miles              3 hours

Napier to Wellington                                             250KM                     155 Miles               3 hours

NORTH ISLAND VERSION THREE

Auckland to Paihia                                                  227KM                   141 Miles               3 hours               

Paihia to Auckland                                                   ditto

Auckland to Whitianga                                           177KM                   109 Miles              2.5 hours               

Whitianga to Rotorua                                              209KM                   129 Miles              3 hours                   

Rotorua to Tongariro                                              139KM                   86 Miles                1.5 hours                

Tongariro to Auckland Airport                                315KM                  195 Miles               4 hours

NORTH ISLAND VERSION FOUR MAP ONE

NORTH ISLAND VERSION FOUR MAP TWO

 Auckland to Paihia                                                 227KM                  141 Miles              3 hours                

Paihia to Auckland                                                  ditto

Auckland to Whitianga                                            177KM                   109 Miles              2.5 hours               

Whitianga to Rotorua                                              209KM                   129 Miles              3 hours                 

Rotorua to Taupo                                                    86KM                     53 Miles                1.25 hours            

Taupo to Auckland Airport                                     269KM                   167 Miles              3.5 hours               

DRIVING TIMES & DISTANCES – NORTH ISLAND VERSION FIVE

Flying back from Wellington

Auckland to Paihia                                                  227KM                    141 Miles            3 hours

Paihia to Whitianga     1stop en route                      402KM                    250 Miles            5.5 hours

Whitianga to Rotorua                                             218KM                    135 Miles            3 hours

Rotorua to Napier                                                   219KM                    136 Miles            3 hours

Napier to Wellington                                              250KM                    155 Miles            3 hours

DRIVING TIMES & DISTANCES – NORTH ISLAND VERSION SIX

Flying back from Wellington

Auckland to Paihia                                                  227KM                    141 Miles            3 hours

Paihia to Whitianga        1stop en route                  402KM                    250 Miles            5.5 hours

Whitianga to Rotorua                                             218KM                    135 Miles            3 hours

Rotorua to Taupo                                                    81KM                      50 miles            1 hour plus

Taupo to Napier                                                      141KM                    88 miles            2 hours

Napier to Wellington                                              250KM                    155 Miles            3 hours

 

 SOUTH ISLAND

Marlborough Sounds

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/marlborough-sounds-cruise-overview/

Blenheim

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/blenheim/

Nelson

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/national-parks-nelson-lakes/

Abel Tasman National Park

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/national-parks-abel-tasman/

Collingwood & farewell Spit (Golden Bay)

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/article/5-amazing-places-in-golden-bay/

Kahurangi National Park

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/national-parks-kahurangi/

Punakaiki

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/punakaiki/

Hanmer Springs

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/plan/business/hanmer-springs-thermal-pools-and-spa/

Hokitika

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/article/hokitikas-best-kept-secret-simply-stunning/

Arthur’s Pass National Park

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/national-parks-arthurs-pass/

Christchurch

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/christchurch-and-lyttelton-cruise-overview/

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/plan/business/christchurch-tramway/

Akaroa & Bank Peninsula

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/akaroa/

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/plan/business/banks-peninsula-experience/

Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/west-coast-glaciers/

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/article/franz-josef-and-fox-glaciers-roadside-stories/

Mount Cook National Park

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/national-parks-aoraki-mount-cook/

Twizel

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/twizel/

Haast & Lake Moeraki

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/article/walking-and-hiking-near-haast/

http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/haast-paringa-and-moeraki-rivers-area/

Lake Wanaka

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/lake-wanaka-attractions/

Milford Sound

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/milford-sound/

Glenorchy

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/glenorchy/

Arrowtown

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/arrowtown/

Queenstown

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/queenstown/

Te Anua & Manapouri

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/te-anau/

Doubtful Sound

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/plan/business/doubtful-sound-overnight-cruises-real-journeys/

The Otago Sound

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/central-otago/

Dunedin

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/dunedin-coastal-otago/

Catlins

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/catlins/

Stewart & Ulva islands

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/cruise-to-stewart-island/

 11 Must Do Kiwi Experiences South Island

https://www.newzealand.com/uk/feature/11-must-do-kiwi-experiences-in-the-south-island/