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Need some advice please!! NZ trip in April - 5 days!

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Need some advice please!! NZ trip in April - 5 days!

Hi im planning a trip to New Zealand in April starting with an AFL game in Wellington on Anzac day. The next day I am planning to hire a car and drive to Auckland stopping along the way to see some sights. I have 5 days to do this flying home to Melbourne from Auckland.

I really want to go to Mt. Ruapehu, Rotorua (burried village, visit some geothermal parks), Taupo to Huka Falls, craters of the moon, Hobbiton, Waitomo caves and possibly Bay of plenty...sorry if this is very unrealistic

Is this too much in 5 days? i really want to see as much as i can, appreciate any advice on what to miss and whats is a must see!

Thank you

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1. Re: Need some advice please!! NZ trip in April - 5 days!

Here is a suggestion, assuming you mean 5 FULL days:

1. WLG to National Park/Tongariro (4:22 hr)

2. Explore the national park & continue on to Taupo (1:30hr)

3. View Huka Falls & continue on to Rotorua, via Wai-o-tapu thermal area (1hr)

4. Here's where it gets tough - do you spend a full day in Rotorua or make a day trip to Matamata (Hobbiton)- approx 1hr each way; or even stay overnight in somewhere between Matamata & Waitomo eg Cambridge?

5. My suggestion would be Rotorua-Waitomo Caves - AKL (about 5 hr driving)

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2. Re: Need some advice please!! NZ trip in April - 5 days!

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