Route & dates
Drive: 3 h
Rotorua— 3 nights
Fly: 3 h
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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.Rotorua is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, have some family-friendly fun at OGO Rotorua, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.
To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua sightseeing site.
Wellington to Rotorua is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.