Rotorua

  • Accommodation:
    • Wellesley Hotel on the Lake
  • Transport:
    • By car, Rotorua is a 3.5hr drive from Auckland. Drive south along State Highway 2, SH25 and onto SH5 that leads into Rotorua
    • It’s a 6hr drive from Wellington. InterCity Bus operates daily services between Wellington and Rotorua and departs from Platform 9 of the Wellington Railway Station and arrives in Rotorua outside the i-SITE at 1167 Fenton St
    • From Taupo, a car ride takes around 1 hr and from Tauranga, it’s 1hr 15mins
    • Baybus runs a regular service throughout the Bay of Plenty and Rotorua region
    • GrayLine Tours and Great Sights both operate single and return tours to Rotorua
  • Things to see:
    • Lake Rotorua
    • Polynesian Spa
    • Government Gardens
    • Mount Tarawera
    • Wairere Falls
    • Lady Knox Geyser
    • Wai-O-Tapu
    • Te Puia Pohutu Geyser
    • Papakura Geyser
    • Te Horu Geyser
    • Purapurawhetu Mud Pool
    • Te Tohu Geyser
  • Tips:
    • The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is a deserted village located close to the shore of Lake Tarawera. It is a 15min drive from Rotorua city and located along Tarawera Road
    • Don’t forget to visit the Waitomo Caves decorated with glow-worms. The caves are about a 1hr 55min drive from Rotorua via SH5, SH28 & SH3
    • Stop at Lake Whakamaru or explore the beautiful Pureora Forest Park
    • At Te Puia you can see live kiwi close up
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