How To Travel Whole New Zealand In 30 Days

How To Travel Whole New Zealand In 30 Days

23rd January 2019

Blessed with astounding scenery, and a jaw-dropping coastline, New Zealand still continues as the first preference to roam and dine. Reckoned as the Adventure Capital of the World, New Zealand offers a wide array of to-do-things bundled in a small space. This is something from my personal experience to help you at my best.

I believe you are planning on your New Zealand Itinerary. The first thing is to make a note of is the perfect time to visit New Zealand. Let me tell you, New Zealand is a place which has got some of the other to offer in every month. New Zealand forms a part of Southern Hemisphere. If you ask me personally, I prefer to visit New Zealand either during falls or in the Spring. The nights here are cold, and you have a warm climate throughout the day. Nevertheless, the airfare stands reasonably at this period.

You can either reach New Zealand via international flights (Auckland) or via cruising. There are domestic flights available at Auckland to connect you with different places within the country. It is always convenient to pre-book your tickets to avoid last minute hustling. Accommodation, transportation, and food where you need to spend. For a 30-day tour to New Zealand, you can fix a budget of around 130 NZD per head per day.

Once you land up in New Zealand, you have to search on for an excellent place to stay. Some of those are

  • Quest Rotorua Central (Rotorua)
  • Delorenzos Studio Apartments (Nelson)
  • Millbrook Resort (Arrowtown)
  • Distinction Dunedin Hotel (Dunedin)
  • The Crown Hotel Napier (Napier)
  • The George Christchurch (Christchurch)
  • Regal Palms Resort (Rotorua)
  • Art Deco Masonic Hotel (Napier)

Remember to hang out with the natives of New Zealand. New Zealand locals are good at heart and serve their guests warmly. Accompanying them, you can explore hiking, fishing, cruising, exploring secret spots, and many more.

Mouth-Watering Delicacies To Enjoy In New Zealand:

Travelling smells incomplete if you miss on the local treats. Hangi, Hokey Pokey Ice-creams, Kiwi Burger and Pavlova are some outstanding delicacies of New Zealand.

Now Let Us Cling On To Exploring New Zealand In 30 Days:

Day 1:

Auckland will be the first place to greet you. I won’t be recommending to spend more than a day here. Auckland is reckoned for its concrete city jungles and is good enough to capture with your camera. Spend your day at leisure, enjoy your hotel activities. You may step out to shop Auckland’s favorite goodies to carry back.

Day 2-5:


Paihia marks its recognition as the Home of Bay of Islands. If you have some more to spare, do take some efforts to visit Waitangi and Russell’s historical quaint village.

Cape Reinga:

Next day, plan your way to Cape Reinga. Let the salty air ride you all your way along to Cape Reinga! This stands at the northernmost tip of New Zealand. Sand tobogganing is enough to keep you engaged here.

Te Paki Sand Dunes:

Here, you can rent a board to slide down with the board. Hiking is one of the favorite pastime hobbies people like to do once they reach here. 

Day 6-7:

Coromandel Peninsula:

Reserve your day 6 to take five hours long drive to the Coromandel Peninsula. If you love to spend quality time at beaches, this place is meant for you. Once here, you are inevitably going to lose yourself in the surrounding beauty. So, plan your stay at Hahei. 

Moving further towards South, you will have to spend 2.5 hours to reach Tauranga. Karangahape Gorge and Mount Maunganui are highlights of this place.

Day 8-10:


Wake up early today to reach New Zealand’s only active marine volcano at Whakatane. It will be an hour journey from the Bay of Plenty. You can enjoy cruising while you arrive there.


Rotorua offers you worth-seeing geothermal activity along with the intense sulfur smell. Once you are here, do not forget to learn about the Maori culture.

East Cape:

You can either lead your way to East Cape’s bush clad or to Napier’s stunning waterfront.

Day 11-14


A place meant for all the photographers! While you drive all the way long, do not miss on the opportunity to taste Martinborough’s award-winning wine.

South Island:

Interislander Ferry is waiting to lead you towards South Island. Pelorus River is the real highlight of this beautiful place. The water here is as clear as a crystal lattice!

Abel Tasman National Park:

Today is your day to explore the hidden bays of Abel Tasman National Park. Although a day at relaxation, you can still enjoy swimming. 

Bullers Gorge:

New Zealand’s longest swing bridge, the Bullers Gorge Swing Bridge gives you the liberty to enjoy a jet boat ride or to walk down the trials.

Day 15- 20:


Punakaiki is reckoned as limestone country, and Charleston Glow worm cave is a place with beautiful exhibits of glow-worms. Do not miss on the opportunity to capture the stalactite and stalagmites here! 

Fox Glacier:

Lake Matheson presents is a beautiful center of focus at Fox Glacier. The next day, you can ride a helicopter an explore magnificent ice caves and arches. The Haast Pass is good for resting yourself for the day.

People visiting New Zealand never miss on the famous Blue Pool’s Walk down the Mount Aspiring National Park. Your overnight destination can then be Queensland. River rafting and strolling along the lakeside are the reasons why people find Queensland worthy place.

Day 21-25:

If you are planning to visit Fiordland National Park, try to spend some quality time at Te Anau. It is a great spot to explore and learn about the freedom hikes.

On your way to the Fiordland National Park, is the Doubtful Sound from where you can board a cruise. There is ample wildlife to explore at Lake Manapouri.

While you are traveling a lot, you might be in need of a great escape to enjoy your leisure time. For a couple of days, you can rest at Stewart Island. Rakiura National Park is there to keep you engaged with its flora and fauna!

Day 26-30:

The last four days of your New Zealand journey! Rejuvenate yourself with dolphins play at Akaroa. Guess what? Here, there are ample of penguins to walk with!

For all the whale lovers, Kaikoura is essential to point to note down in their itinerary. Enjoy surfing on the waves at Raglan and then plan for your onward journey. You will be signing off New Zealand from Auckland Airport itself.

Hoping that your New Zealand 30-day journey brings in loads of memories for the rest of your life! 

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