2 days in Rotorua & Tauranga Itinerary

2 days in Rotorua & Tauranga Itinerary

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Rotorua
— 1 day
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Tauranga
— 1 night
Drive

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Rotorua

— 1 day

Sulphur City

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.
On the 15th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, whizz through the canopy at Redwoods Treewalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and finally do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tauranga.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Wineries
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Tauranga

— 1 night
The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Papamoa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mt Maunganui Main Beach, and then trek along Mount Maunganui Summit Track.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tauranga tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Rotorua to Tauranga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tauranga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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