Itinerary: North Island, NZ

North Island, New Zealand

The second half of our New Zealand trip focused on the North Island where we enjoyed acclimating back to seeing more people and proper highways. That being said, this half certainly did not hold back on the adventure! I am so pleased with how this half of the trip turned out and would not change a thing.

Day Time Activity Food Lodging
Friday Morning Drive to Picton
Picton Ferry at 10:45 AM






Afternoon Arrival at Wellington 1:30PM
Check into Airbnb
Evening Weta Workshop Tour Shed 5
Saturday  Morning Te Papa Museum The Hanger
Wills Kitchen


Tongariro Park

Afternoon Drive to Tongariro Pastaria
Evening Check into lodge
Sunday Morning Hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing  

Tongariro Park

Monday Morning Drive to Taupo

Skydive Taupo







Afternoon Spa Thermal Park

Huka Falls Lookout

Evening Check into Airbnb Urbano Bistro

March 5

Morning Hobbiton Tour Hobbiton Cafe  


Afternoon Skyline Luge
Evening Eat Streets

March 6

Morning Redwoods Treewalk Sequoia Eatery  



Afternoon White Water Rafting Sequoia Eatery
Evening Te Puia Experience
Thursday Morning Drive to Waitomo

Lost World Epic Cave Tour







Afternoon On tour
Evening Drive to Auckland (2.5 hours)

Check into airbnb

On tour
Friday Morning Drop off car  



Afternoon NZ Wine Pro Tour On tour
Evening Explore Auckland Giapo
Saturday Morning Auckland Memorial Museum Parnell Open French Market
Afternoon Bus to Airport Wu and You
Evening Flight AKL 7:30PM

Land LAX 10:35AM

Flight LAX 3:15PM

Land Home

Read the full trip details here!


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