Get ready for a winter holiday full of amazing experiences in New Zealand's Central North Island. With so much to see along the way - there’s something special around every corner.
By Shaun Jeffers Photography
By Visit Ruapehu
By Destination Great Lake Taupo
By Hell's Gate
Ruapehu - a winter playground like no other.
A geothermal wonderland and Maori culture await in Rotorua
Discover our natural heritage in our national parks.
Unlimited fun on and around the lake in Taupo.
Relax & unqind in Rotorua's spas.
Glide by rivers like these in Taupo
Hire a vehicle & hit the open road to explore Central North Island. It's easy!
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There are plenty of accommodation options for every budget and travel style.
NZ's crisp winter days are perfect for skiing, walking, cycling and soaking in hot pools.
With a little extra precaution, driving during winter in New Zealand is easy.
Check out what other travelers say about New Zealand on TripAdvisor.
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