Looking for an exciting road trip that matches all your tastes and preferences? It’s a well known fact that New Zealand offers some of the most outstanding drives in the world, with stunning scenery and ethereal locations ready to be explored – but if you’re looking for a trip of a lifetime, that’s a little more bespoke, take a look at these ideas and plan a trip that suits your criteria…
Lord of the Rings Views & Landscapes
The stretch between Auckland and Wellington is considered one of the most beautiful, with sweeping views and exciting landscapes to encounter. See Hobbit territory come to life as you drive through some of New Zealand’s most exciting and diverse areas, including volcanoes, rain forest, farmland and lakes.
A trip across Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, may not seem like the best place to get some Maori culture, but stop off at the Auckland Museum and check out one of the Maori exhibitions and cultural performances. Continue on to Western Bays in Lake Tapau and give the car a rest to take a boat trip and view some Maori rock art. Also visit Foxton for more authentic Maori art and cultural exhibitions.
Geysers, Volcanoes & Hot Springs
The Rotorua region on the Pacific Ring of Fire is one of the best for viewing geysers and volcanoes, and although it is well known, you won’t see landscape like it anywhere else. Enjoy the thermal spas such as Hell’s Gate on Highway 30, and marvel at the natural underground steam venting in downtown Rotorua. Lake Taupo is another region for enjoying a bit of heat, with world-famous hot springs to relax in and unwind. Perfect for releasing tension after all those hours at the wheel.
Brake for Some Games
And for interesting downtime – you have to take a break sometime! – you can even enjoy some fast-paced and exciting online casino NZ fun on the move, with state of the art mobile casino applications: all you need is your mobile or tablet of choice and internet connection. Online games are available 24 hours so the schedule can suit you and your weary road-trip self.
Hiking & Adventures
The Walkato region offers incredible hiking, with various marked loops and tracks to follow. Scale summits or take a Hobbit land tour – you won’t be disappointed! For kayaking enthusiasts, try Western Bay, with rock carvings waiting to be explored by boat. Kaimanawa Forest is another must-visit area for hikers, with excellent trails and rare blue ducks to spot.