8 days in North Island Itinerary

8 days in North Island Itinerary

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Rotorua
— 4 nights
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Waitomo Caves
— 2 nights

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4
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Rotorua

Rotorua ©

Sulphur City

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like OGO Rotorua and Lake Rotorua. Take a break from Rotorua with a short trip to Aratiatia Rapids in Taupo, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, and get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rotorua is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rotorua due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Rotorua reach 25°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
OGO Rotorua ©
OGO Rotorua
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools ©
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

2
nights
Waitomo Caves

Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
On the 28th (Thu), Head underground at Caveworld and then hike along Ruakuri Walk. Keep things going the next day: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Waitomo Caves online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Caveworld ©
Caveworld
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

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