5 days in Hamilton & Auckland Central Itinerary

5 days in Hamilton & Auckland Central Itinerary

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5 days in Hamilton & Auckland Central Itinerary

Auckland Central
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hamilton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Auckland Central
— 2 nights
Auckland Central

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Hamilton

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, then admire the natural beauty at Hamilton Gardens, and then make a short side trip with Hobbiton Movie Set Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamilton Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton online itinerary creator.

Auckland to Hamilton is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Auckland in August since evenings lows in Hamilton dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Hamilton

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Side Trips

Hobbiton Movie Set, Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
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Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Hamilton Zoo ©
Hamilton Zoo

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Auckland Central

Auckland Central ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Auckland is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower, explore the activities along Devonport, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Cathedral, and look for gifts at Pauanesia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hamilton to Auckland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Hamilton, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland Central

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Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo
Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

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