8 days in Rotorua District & Taupo Itinerary

8 days in Rotorua District & Taupo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Island trip builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Rotorua
— 1 night
2
Taupo
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

1
night
Rotorua

Rotorua ©

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ohinemutu, New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Eat Street, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, trek along Lake Okareka Walkway, identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, then wander the streets of Eat Street, then view the masterpieces at New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, and finally steep yourself in history at Ohinemutu.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua journey planner.

Boston, USA to Rotorua is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in April; daily highs in Rotorua reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
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 ©

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Huka Falls River Cruise. Explore Taupo's surroundings by going to Tongariro Alpine Crossing (in Tongariro National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Turangi). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Taupo day trip app.

Drive from Rotorua to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for home on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours