Unwind on one of New Zealand’s most scenic highways, the famous Thermal Explorer Highway. This touring route takes in the special regional of Rotorua. Our very experienced and knowledgeable local Host-Guides will tell you about New Zealand and its extraordinary places you’ll see along the approximately 3 hour journey to the Sulphur City of Rotorua - one of New Zealand’s ‘hot spots’ and most visited tourism destinations.
Your local host-guides know some of the best secret spots en-route to Rotorua, including the Mamaku Blueberry Farm. If time permits, we can stop here and have a break at the lovely cafe to see some real Kiwi ingenuity at work on this Blueberry Farm and Winey.
We can also tailor your tour to visit Sanctuary Mountain, Hobbiton Movie Set or Waitomo Glowworm Caves on the way. Get in touch to discuss.
Rotorua has something for everyone from relaxing spa treatments, geothermal parks, bird and wildlife encounters, natural lakes, the Redwood Forest, mountains, active volcanoes, Maori villages, white water rafting, ziplining and more! As there is so much to choose from, we are happy to work in with your interests to maximise your time.
Where would you like to call home after your magical day discovering Rotorua? The choice is yours. If there is more you wish to see in Auckland, we can return to Auckland together. If you would like to discover the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, we are happy to drop you off at your accommodation.