16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Fox Glacier
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Te Anau
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
4
Taupo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Paihia
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Queenstown

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Visiting Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at The Barn and DF Souvenirs. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at The Bead Shop, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, get a taste of the local shopping with Silver Fern Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online travel route planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Queenstown is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Shopping Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines

2
nights
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): trek along Fox Glacier Te Moeka o Tuawe Valley Walk, then take in the awesome beauty at Fox Glacier, and then kick back and relax at Gillespies Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Fox Route, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Peters Pool Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Franz Josef Glacier, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fox Glacier day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Fox Glacier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Te Anau.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Franz Josef
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Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier

2
nights
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Escape the urban bustle at Routeburn Track and Doubtful Sound. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Milford Sound, identify plant and animal life at Ivan Wilson Park, stroll through The Chasm Walk, and stop by Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Te Anau trip planner .

Getting from Fox Glacier to Te Anau by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Routeburn Track
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
The Chasm Walk ©
The Chasm Walk

1
night
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at L'Arte, then play a few rounds at Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary, then look for gifts at Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls tracks. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour, stop by Huka Honey Hive, then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and finally take in the natural beauty of Lady Knox Geyser.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Te Anau to Taupo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Shopping Golf

Side Trip

Rotorua
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Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary ©
Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

5
nights
Paihia

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Step out of the city life by going to Paihia Harbour and Oneroa Bay. Head to The Cabbage Tree Shop and Makana Chocolate Boutiquefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Paihia side-trips: Blue River Orchard (in Kerikeri) and Newport Chocolates (in Russell). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, look for gifts at The Kauri Workshop, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paihia trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Taupo to Paihia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Russell
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Scuba & Snorkeling

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