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New Zealand’s Itinerary

New Zealand offers unparalleled natural wonders and exquisite experiences that make it not only a popular tourist destination but also a coveted film set. 🇳🇿

A photo of The Music Box Village

04:00 am

Arrive

Flight Arrives in Auckland

05:00 am

Check-in

Haka Lodge

05:30 am

Nap

08:00 am

Amano

Auckland

Take your tastebuds on a round-trip of Italy with burrata, gelato and (almost) every other dish under the Tuscan sun.

Location:
68 Tyler Street, Britomart, Auckland City

09:00 am

Mt. Eden

Auckland

At 196m tall, Maungawhau or Mount Eden is the highest volcano in Auckland. From the summit, you can enjoy spectacular views of the city and its harbours.

Location:
7-25 Boston Road Mt Eden Auckland 1023

12:00 pm

Baduzzi

Auckland

Italian food done right. Casual dining, with a whole lot of oomph, this Wynyard Quarter restaurant provides sensational meatballs, pasta, and a bunch of other unforgettable Italian dishes. From the feels-like-home interior, to the gorgeous stained glass window and Mother Mary salt spoons, it’s clear that Baduzzi comes from a love of of family, friends, and mighty fine Italian cuisine.

Location:
7-25 Boston Road Mt Eden Auckland 1023

13:30 pm

Domain Wintergardens

Auckland

Rare and spectacular plants including the Amorphopallus titanum (corpse flower) and a large collection of chrysanthemums, in an ever-changing display can be seen in each of the two barrel-vaulted Victorian style glass houses which face out on to an extensive courtyard and sunken pool.

Location:
Wintergarden Road, Parnell, Auckland 1010

18:30 pm

Cotto

Auckland

Top quality handmade-pasta pop up delivers some of the best Italian dishes in town. The menu boasts the likes of fresh ravioli, basil, kumera and ricotta gnocchi, pumpkin gnudi (naked pasta), sourdough Focaccia and eggplant ravioli. There’s also a small dessert menu—best wear stretchy pants! 

Location:
10-26 cnr Jellicoe Street & Fishlane ASB North Wharf Wynyard Quarter

21:00 pm

Sleep

06:00 am

Check-out

Check out of hotel

06:30 am

Breakfast

Quick breakfast at the train station

07:30 am

2.5 hrs

Auckland to Rotorua

11:00 am

Hobbiton

Rotorua

Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit fan, this place is definitely a must-see attraction when you’re in New Zealand. Construction of the place was started in 1999 for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and was refurbished in 2011 for The Hobbit trilogy.

Location:
Matamata

12:30 pm

The Green Dragon Inn

Rotorua

A popular watering hole for residents of The Shire in The Hobbit.  

Location:
Matamata

13:30 pm

Check-in

YHA Rotorua Hostel

15:00 pm

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Rotorua

Home to the spider-like, light-producing larva is a Glowworm species unique to New Zealand. To be what it is now, it took 24 million years to actually shape the caves through natural occurrences such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Location:
Waitomo

17:30 pm

Mitai Maori Village Evening Tour

Rotorua

Traditional ‘waka’ or warrior canoe welcoming performance. Watch the lifting of the hangi during a feast served from the traditional ground oven.  Learn about local Maori culture and watch the powerful Haka dance

Location:
196 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015

08:00 am

Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery

Rotorua

Authentic Artisan Breads using long fermentation processes, with no emulsifiers. Tucked in a cosy corner of the city, With its assorted bakery delights and delicious range of coffees, Ciabatta has earned greater accolades from food lovers from all over the world. It specialises in cronuts, hot sandwiches and well-brewed coffees. 

Location:
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010

09:00 am

Whakarewarewa Village Tour

Rotorua

The only living geothermal Maori village in New Zealand.
Marvel at the geothermal wonders of the Pohutu geyser, steam vents and mud pools, and learn how they are used in daily life.

Location:
17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010

12:30 pm