24 days in Taupo District & Rotorua Itinerary

24 days in Taupo District & Rotorua Itinerary

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24 days in Taupo District & Rotorua Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Taupo
— 10 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Rotorua
— 13 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Auckland

10
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Explore Taupo's surroundings by going to Turangi (Volcanic Activity Centre & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the activities along Great Lake Taupo, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings.

Plan my day in Taupo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Auckland to Taupo is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Turangi
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Maori Rock Carvings ©
Maori Rock Carvings

13
nights
Rotorua

Rotorua ©
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
You've added Skyline Rotorua, Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, Lady Knox Geyser, and other attractions to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Dog and Sheep Shaped Corrugated Metal Buildings (in Tirau). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, hike along Tarawera Trail, and contemplate the long history of Buried Village of Te Wairoa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rotorua trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by bus from Taupo to Rotorua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Rotorua are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Taupo, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Okere Falls Track, Hobbiton Movie Set, Dog and Sheep Shaped Corrugated Metal Buildings
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Lady Knox Geyser ©
Lady Knox Geyser
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set

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