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Rotorua to Taupo: Geothermal Scenic Highway

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CRATERS OF THE MOON

Unearth and explore natural attractions on the geothermal explorer, state highway (SH) five between Rotorua and Taupo. The journey is picturesque with rolling hills and farmland interspersed with several major visitor destinations on the route. The rock stars are the steaming, bubbling and spurting geysers, mud pools and boiling water.  

 

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The 80km stretch of road is well-travelled with considerable traffic between the two tourist destinations. There are eight great places to pull over and enjoy. 

Trip Overview

This journey can be tackled either from Taupo or Rotorua (Central North Island, NZ)


Duration: 1 day
Start Rotorua
Finish Taupo

Camera Stops
15 and counting

Nearest Airport
Rotorua / Taupo

TRAVEL PACK INFORMATION

This route is easily driven in reverse from Taupo to Rotorua. Both towns promote the attractions with a total distance of 100km between all attractions encouraging families to establish a holiday hub while they explore the area.

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