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Self Drive Day Trip to Rotorua

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Self Drive Day Trip to Rotorua

I am planning to drive to Rotorua and back to Auckland on the same day...any suggestions on the 'must see and do' at Rotorua

How long does it take to drive one way?

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1. Re: Self Drive Day Trip to Rotorua

Hi

A day trip to Rotorua from Auckland is doable but I would not recommend. It is about a 3 hour drive from the centre of Auckland to Rotorua so you would need an early start. Not sure when you are planning to do the trip but be aware that daylight saving in New Zealand ends at the beginning of April which means it will get darker earlier in the evening.

The main attractions in Rotorua are geothermal, cultural and adventure based so it really depends on your interests.

Have a look at

www.rotoruanz.com

or

www.newzealand.com/int/rotorua

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2. Re: Self Drive Day Trip to Rotorua

I see that you plan a 6 day visit to the South Islands, and Zhuhai has suggested that you fly in/out of Queenstown.

If you havent already booked airfares to Q'town from Auckland, how about a one-way hire car from Auckland to Rotorua, then fly south from that city. Otherwise the 6 hour journey will cut into your day and you wont be able to cover much ground around Rotorua when you do reach this city.

Itinerary:

May 2nd - arrive Auckland - overnight

May 3rd - drive Rotorua - explore

May 4th - fly south from Rotorua airport

May 5th - South Is - explore

May 8th - return flight to Auckland - departure.

If you are keen to see more of the South Island, leave Rotorua area for another trip to NZ.

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3. Re: Self Drive Day Trip to Rotorua

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

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4. Re: Self Drive Day Trip to Rotorua

Thanks for your sugestions. Good idea. We will definitely consider what you suggested.

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