Auckland to Hawke's Bay

5 Day Itinerary

5 Days

549 km

Highlights

Glowworms | Blackwater Rafting | Surfing | Wineries

Travel Time

7 hrs & 21 min

Day One

Auckland to Raglan

Raglan is about two hours south of the big smoke. It is a popular destination for domestic and international visitors due to its laid-back vibes. Raglan offers travellers some of the best surf, horse treks, kayaking, harbour cruises and much more. If you’re looking for a relaxing vacay, simply sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

Must do:

Bridal Veil Falls | Whale Bay | Te Toto Gorge Lookout | Kayak or Paddle to Pancake Rocks | Hiki Mount Karioi | Wainui Bush Reserve

CampgroundRaglan Holiday Park

Day Three

Raglan to Cambridge

Just about at the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, you will find Cambridge. This town offers visitors luscious meadows, mighty rivers and lakes, amazing cycle tracks and some of the world’s best horse races.

Must do:

Tree Church Chapel | Camjet River Cruise | The Boatshed Kayaks | Lake District | Glowworm Kayak Tour | Gardens of the Waikato Tour | Monavale Blueberry Orchard Tour

CampgroundsCambridge Top 10 Holiday Park

Day Four

Cambridge to Waitomo

Just 2 and a half hours out of Auckland central, you will find one of New Zealand's greatest natural attraction. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are particularly well known for their underground cave system. Wander the caves with a walking tour, or float through by boat. If you’re after something a little more adventurous try Black Water Rafting.

Must do:

Waitomo Glowworm Caves | Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park | Mangapohue Natural Bridge | Ruakuri Bushwalk | Waitomo Lookout

CampgroundWaitomo Top 10 Holiday Park

Day Five

Waitomo to Hawke’s Bay

Welcome to New Zealand’s Art Deco capital, Hawke’s Bay. This popular tourist destination is bustling year-round due to its warm temperature, sensational local wineries and spectacular walking tracks. In 1931, Napier and Hastings were impacted by major earthquakes. Both cities had to rebuild, and their architectural styles a reflection of this era.

Must do: Marine Parade | Gannets at Cape Kidnappers | Te Mata Peak | Cycle Hawke’s Bay trails | Boundary Stream Scenic Reserve

CampgroundHawke’s Bay Holiday Park