Central North Island Wilderness and Wineries

4 Días


Rotorua Central a Rotorua Central

Puntos destacados

  • Lake Waikaremoana
  • Art Deco Architecture
  • Wine tasting

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This circular route provides a stunning range of landscape contrasts. You’ll begin with the weird and wonderful geothermal sights of Rotorua, where mud boils and geysers continually force hot water skyward. A wilderness road takes you to beautiful, remote Lake Waikaremoana – a fabulous place for forest walks.

Next is the Art Deco city of Napier, which is framed by swathes of vineyards and world class wineries. Lake Taupo lies over the hills to the west, a massive crater lake known for its superb trout fishing. Explore Taupo’s geothermal attractions and relax in the hot springs before you arrive back in Rotorua.


Looking like a landlocked fiord, Lake Waikaremoana is wilderness at its best.

Photo by Tourism Eastland

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Rotorua - Waikaremoana

2 hrs

56 min

155 km

96 mi


Rotorua sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so volcanic activity is part of the city’s past and present. Explore the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people. Rotorua is entertaining in any weather, at any time of the year.

Forest is the dominant scenery on the adventurous road to Waikaremoana. You’ll be driving through the Kaingaroa Forest (one of the world’s largest pine plantations), followed by the native forest of Whirinaki and the Urewera Ranges. Horse trekking, trout fishing, and hiking are all possible activities. Murupara is the only town you’ll encounter – a well-equipped forestry settlement with a passion for hunting and fishing.

Waikaremoana is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful lakes, and the gateway to Te Urewera wilderness area. Walking tracks are well maintained and clearly signposted. The Onepoto Caves are a highlight. Near the shores of the lake is Aniwaniwa, which has a visitor centre. Also on the lake shore is a motor camp with motels, cabins and tent-sites.

Lagos humeantes y lodo hirviendo en Rotorua

Comienza en Rotorua Central

Cualquiera sea el clima, Rotorua te cautivará con sus lancinantes géiseres, intrigantes aldeas maoríes y emocionantes actividades de aventura.

Hay mucho que hacer al aire libre en las increíbles inmediaciones del lago Waikaremoana.

Finaliza en Lake Waikaremoana

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