Rotorua is a North Island town of New Zealand famous for its thermal wonderland with hot springs and geysers. The town has a population of around 64,500 and is situated right at the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty. Rotorua is 60 km away south of Tauranga, 105 km south-east of Hamilton and 82 km away from Taupo to the north east. Rotorua is divided into several different suburbs and they are namely :-

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Rotorua Suburbs

Fairy Springs, Fenton Park, Fordlands, Glenholme, Hannahs Bay, Hillcrest, Holdens Bay, Kawaha Point, Lynmore, Mangakakahi, Ngongotaha, Ohinemutu, Owhata, Rotokawa, Springfield, Tihiotonga, Utuhina, Western Heights, Whakarewarewa

How To Get To Rotorua From Auckland? The journey to reach Rotorua from Auckland will take about 3 hours drive to the south of Auckland. Along the way, you will witness several nice towns and villages.

New Zealand North Island

Famous Tourist Attractions In Rotorua

Some of the famous tourist attraction in Rotorua include the Government Gardens, The Lakes, Okere Falls, Whakarewarewa Forest, Te Puia, Wkakarewarema Thermal Village, Skyline Skyrides, Rainbow and Fairy Springs, The Agrodome and The Buried Village.

New Zealand North Island

North Island is part of the two main islands of New Zealand with South Island being the other one. Mainly consisting of coastal plains and relatively small mountain ranges with a raised central plateau, the region is surrounded by three volcanic peaks, namely Tongariro, Ngauruhoe, and the largest, Ruapehu. There are however some big cities on the North Island itself such as Auckland, Wellington being the capital. Auckland is the largest city with a population of around 1 million and Wellington is the Capital City. It is estimated that more than 75% of New Zealand's population lives in the North Island.

North Island Trademarks

Some great features that can be found on the North Island includes the Cape Reinga, Cook Strait, Lake Taupo, Tongario National Park, Waikato River, Waipoua Kauri Forest and the Waitomo Caves.

New Zealand Package Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Auckland
On arrival at Auckland Airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel, included in your itinerary today is a visit to the Sky Tower for a bird's eye view of the city. (Self drive passengers collect your rental car for your exclusive use

Wellington, New Zealand Day 2 : Auckland - Waitomo Caves - Rotorua (370 km)
This coach tour travels over the rugged volcanic terrain of the Mamaku Ranges and through the picturesque Fitzgerald Glade. The highlight is the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and the visit is climaxed by drifting silently in a boat on the underground river under the milky way of millions of glow worms on the cavern roof above you. This evening enjoy a night of truly authentic, traditional culture and entertainment. Join in a time of sharing and feasting to a selection of foods cooked the traditional Maori way on hot stones in an authentic earthen oven.

Day 3 : Rotorua
The day is free of the many optional activities available in and around Rotorua.

Day 4 : Rotorua - Auckland (240 km)
Today's tour includes Te Puia - Thermal Reserve to see roaring geysers, steaming rivers and boiling mud pools. Following this, you will travel to Rainbow Springs to view trout and other wildlife and the famous Agrodome Sheep Show. A ride on the Gondola up to Mt Ngongataha for a buffet lunch and for the more courageous ones a ride on the "Luge". (Self drive passengers have the flexibility to explore the many other interesting activities in an around Rotorua.)

New Zealand North Island Package Map Route Day 5 : Depart Auckland Transfer to the airport is included for your departure flight. (Self drive passengers return your car directly at the airport.)

New Zealand Package Includes

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Admission to Sky Tower
  • Maori Hangi and Concert
  • Entrance to Waitomo Caves, Te Puia, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome
  • Gondola and Luge rides with a buffet lunch at Skyline.
  • 12.5% GST
  • All transfers and coaching as per itinerary (seat-in-coach)
  • 4 days rental car with basic insurance, unlimited mileage and road maps (self drive)

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