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tongariro to rotorua

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tongariro to rotorua

what should we do when we drive from Tongariro to Rotorua. We will have a full day to do the drive and expect to stop at Taupo on the way -- Huka Falls but what else should we do that day?

We go to White Island the next day and then have another whole day in Rotorua as well and I am trying to get a handle on what to do when.

Thank you!

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1. Re: tongariro to rotorua

Will you have spent the previous day on the Tongariro Crossing? If not I recommend the Taranaki falls Hike from Whakapapa Village (about 2 hours round trip). The Wai-o-tapu thermal area is located between Taupo & Rotorua and it would be convenient to visit it enroute (allow 90 min to 2 hr).

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2. Re: tongariro to rotorua

We have decided not to do the crossing but will do some of the shorter hikes in the park. I will look into Taranaki and the Wai-o-tapu area.


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3. Re: tongariro to rotorua

There is a lot of things to do in Taupo. The Prawn Park where you can catch and eat your prawns. Walk Craters of the Moon. Lots of shops and cafes and lake activities, sailing, cruising/

4. Re: tongariro to rotorua

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