Join the geothermal explorer journey at Rotorua, Taupo or Napier.
- Napier, Hawke’s Bay art deco beauty, wine trails are tempting. To join the Central North Island geothermal explorer from Napier travel on Napier to Taupo road trip – Best Bits.
- Rotorua is arguably the best bit of the tour show stopping geysers & hot mineral pools to soak in
- Taupo is loved for its breathtaking lake and forested hills
Rotorua has an excellent domestic airport connecting to towns such as Wellington (capital city) and Christchurch. Christchurch is a gateway city to the glorious South Island. Keep going south and find out more about New Zealand.
WEATHER – Mid 20°C in summer with brisk sharp winters average temperature 11°C. Expect most rainfall between May to mid-December. July is the wettest month.
Summer Taupo beaches, swimming, picnics & fish early morning
Spring & Autumn Walk in the brisk cool autumn, foliage colour, fishing around dusk.
Winter Walks, indoor cafe experiences & soak in geothermal hot pools
Discover a world of magnificent caves and underground caverns glittering with glowworms at Waitomo. Jet boat to the thunderous roar of the Huka falls. Find a world where the earth’s crust exposes its molten core. Boiling geysers fountain hot steam jets and bubbling mud pools thrill the senses. Resorts, hot pools and springs await.
The geothermal highway is a superb year round attraction. Scenery unfolds with the season. Summer bright blue lakes, green foliage contrast with autumn golds and winter’s snow capped peaks. Beautiful photo moments throughout the year.