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Rotorua Driving Routes, Self-Drive Tour

Start your New Zealand holiday in Rotorua and take a self-drive tour of New Zealand. From Rotorua, you could drive to many key areas like Auckland, Northland, Napier, Wellington, Taupo, Whakatane, Waiheke, Kaitaia and Gisborne.

View the recommended routes listed below. Click on the routes to read a summary.

Each route is made up of several days. You can read a detailed description of each day, along with links to availaible options, like accommodation, attractions and activities, tours, transport and visitor information.

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One-Way Trip From Rotorua - Driving Routes

Rotorua - Wellington

Rotorua - Wellington (4 Days)
Start Rotorua / Finish Wellington
Encounter some of New Zealand's most interesting geological features on this four day drive from Rotorua to Wellington.
Includes: Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, National Park, Wanganui and Wellington.

Rotorua - Christchurch - Invercargill

Rotorua - Christchurch - Invercargill (14 Days)
Start Rotorua / Finish Invercargill
Drive from the geothermal city of Rotorua to the oyster city of Invercargill—an itinerary for people who love wild places.
Includes: Wellington, Picton, Nelson, Murchison and Blenheim.

Return Trip From Rotorua - Driving Routes

Rotorua - Waitomo - Rotorua

Rotorua - Waitomo - Rotorua (3 Days)
Start Rotorua / Finish Rotorua
Fulfil your need for unusual sights. This North Island driving circuit takes you from geothermal parks to caves and back.
Includes: Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Taupo.

Rotorua - Napier - Rotorua

Rotorua - Napier - Rotorua (4 Days)
Start Rotorua / Finish Rotorua
This circular driving route takes you from the weird and wonderful attractions of Rotorua to the elegant architecture of Napier.
Includes: Rotorua, Waikaremoana (Urewera National Park), Napier and Taupo.

Rotorua - Waitomo - Napier - Rotorua

Rotorua - Waitomo - Napier - Rotorua (5 Days)
Start Rotorua / Finish Rotorua
In five days you can circle the central North Island region and find something of everything—Rotorua is your starting point.
Includes: Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Taupo, Napier and Waikaremoana (Urewera National Park).


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