Thermal Explorer Highway

An enticing combination of captivating landscapes, indulgent food and wine experiences and authentic with Maori culture.

Itinerary Overview

6 Days
910 kms
Anytime

Itinerary Highlights

Beginning in Auckland, the Thermal Explorer Highway takes you through the lush pasture land of the Waikato region.

An optional stopover at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves is an experience you won't want to miss, then on to the geothermal city of Rotorua.

After Rotorua and Lake Taupo you have the option of detouring to Tongariro National Park, then it's over the hills to the wine country of Napier and Hastings.