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Driving from Auckland to Wellington

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Driving from Auckland to Wellington

Hi can anyone advice if I should stay in Rotorua for one night while driving from Auckland to Wellington?

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Cairns
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1. Re: Driving from Auckland to Wellington

Yes it would be advisable to do this stopover.

Singapore
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2. Re: Driving from Auckland to Wellington

Thank you so much!

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3. Re: Driving from Auckland to Wellington

Akl to Wlg is not an easy drive in one day, esp not for a first time visitor. If your aim is to get there quickly, it is much cheaper to fly! If your aim is to see the countryside then sticking to SH1 and stopping overnight in Taupo is another good choice, with a better split between the 2 days. I find Rotorua to WLG is still a long day.

Singapore
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4. Re: Driving from Auckland to Wellington

Thank you for your information. I thought by driving I can see the scenary, therefore I thought is good for me to drive from Auckland to Rotorau and to stay there. Appreciate your great help.

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5. Re: Driving from Auckland to Wellington

Cross your fingers for clear skies - the views of the Central Plateau volcanoes are pretty impressive. The best views are between Waiouru and Turangi, two towns you will pass on the way.

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6. Re: Driving from Auckland to Wellington

Traveling straight to Taupo and staying there would be a better option, more evenly splits the drive.

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9. Re: Driving from Auckland to Wellington

I think you need to start a new thread on the Baguio forum tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g298445-i8545-Ba…

The readers of the Wellington forum wont know much about the Philippines!

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