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Get ready for a winter holiday full of amazing places and new experiences in Central North Island – with easy, scenic journeys along the way. There’s something special around every corner.
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A rich Maori culture & geothermal await in Rotorua.
Discover our natural heritage in our national parks.
Unlimited fun on and around the lake in Taupo.
Ruapehu - a winter playground like no other.
A subterranean wonderland awaits in Waitomo.
Relax & unqind in Rotorua's spas.
Get closer to New Zealand with this treasured winter holiday in North Island's magical Central North Island. You'll discover a geothermal wonderland, a warm culture, cool slopes and amazing food.
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.
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