8 days in Taupo, Rotorua & Miranda Itinerary

8 days in Taupo, Rotorua & Miranda Itinerary

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Taupo
— 3 nights
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Rotorua
— 3 nights
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Miranda
— 1 night

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Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Attractions like Huka Falls Walkway and Boat Tours & Water Sports make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings, and find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Taupo trip planning app.

Auckland to Taupo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Prawn Park ©
Huka Prawn Park
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

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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.
Kids will enjoy Zipline and Paddle Board Rotorua. Step out of Rotorua with an excursion to Hobbiton Movie Set in Hinuera--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, get interesting insight from Tours, get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rotorua online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Taupo to Rotorua in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Miranda.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Hobbiton Movie Set
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park ©
Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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Miranda

Miranda ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miranda trip planner.

Getting from Rotorua to Miranda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. October in Miranda sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Miranda

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Waharau Regional Park
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Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre ©
Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre
Waharau Regional Park ©
Waharau Regional Park

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