3 days in Rotorua & Hamilton Itinerary

3 days in Rotorua & Hamilton Itinerary

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3 days in Rotorua & Hamilton Itinerary

Start: Rotorua
1
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hamilton
— Few hours
End: Hamilton

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nights
Rotorua

Rotorua ©
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've now added Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, then take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, then find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, and finally take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

For photos and tourist information, read Rotorua holiday maker app .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hamilton.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Taupo
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Prawn Park ©
Huka Prawn Park
Huka Honey Hive ©
Huka Honey Hive

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Hamilton

Hamilton
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton road trip planner.

You can drive from Rotorua to Hamilton in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 13th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hamilton

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

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