8 days in Rotorua District & Taupo Itinerary

8 days in Rotorua District & Taupo Itinerary

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8 days in Rotorua District & Taupo Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Rotorua
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
2
Taupo
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Boston

1
night
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 Ohinemutu, New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Eat Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Okareka Walkway, look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, stop by Eat Street, then take in the exciting artwork at New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, and finally contemplate the long history of Ohinemutu.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua tour itinerary tool .

Boston, USA to Rotorua is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Rotorua is 17 hours. Traveling from Boston in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Rotorua: highs are around 69°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Gardens, Whakaari White Island Volcano
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Whakaari White Island Volcano ©
Whakaari White Island Volcano
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

3
nights
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Huka Falls River Cruise has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Taupo with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Turangi--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Tongariro Alpine Crossing, take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Taupo trip planner .

You can take a bus from Rotorua to Taupo in an hour. Another option is to drive. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, River Rafting & Tubing
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours