This is a short journey, but there are some interesting attractions along
started, take SH3 south out of Rotorua. Very soon you'll be driving beside
the Whakarewarewa Forest Park where there are some good bushwalks, thermal
pools and geysers.
As you continue
south you will pass through Tumunui, Waiotapu and Parekarangi, before rolling
into Golden Springs.
features many hot pools and amenities to relax and soothe yourself in the
As you leave south
on SH5, again there is a long drive through private pine forests before emerging
at Wairakei Village and Wairakei itself with museums, craft stores and the
huge thermal expanse called Craters of the Moon.
From there, SH5
and SH1 merge for the short trip into Taupo.
is recommended that you have detailed road maps before departing on your trip