8 days in Tongariro National Park, Auckland & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Tongariro National Park, Auckland & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Tongariro National Park, Auckland & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Brisbane, Australia
— Few hours
End: Brisbane, Australia

2
nights
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
You've now added Tongariro Alpine Crossing to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Taranaki Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge Track.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tongariro National Park online trip maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Tongariro National Park is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brisbane to Tongariro National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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 nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to SkyTower, enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, do a tasting at Foxes Island, and work some fitness into your day at Nelson Street Cycleway.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland route planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Tongariro National Park to Auckland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In April in Auckland, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will leave for Brisbane on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Parks Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Wine Tours & Tastings
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

few
hours
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planning site.

Getting from Auckland to Brisbane by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Brisbane. Traveling from Auckland in April, you will find days in Brisbane are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks
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