Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

Rotorua Canopy Tours guides favourite road trips in the North Island

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

The Rotorua Canopy Tours guides love a good adventure and they enjoy getting out driving through the North Island soaking up the beauty of our country. On their days off they are always going on road trips around the country to their favourite spots and destinations. We asked the team to share their favourite places they road trip to - check them out below to add to your New Zealand Itineraries

  1. Taranaki Falls, National Park Village
  2. Mount Maunganui, Tauranga
  3. Tatapouri Bay, Gisborne
  4. Fletcher Bay to Stony Bay, Coromandel Town
  5. Tongariro River Trail, Turangi
  6. Tokaanu Thermal Pools, Turangi
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Ten things you should never do on a Road Trip in New Zealand

Thursday, 25 July 2019

There’s nothing better than packing up bags, piling the kids in the car and hitting the highway for a good old-fashioned family road trip. While holidays are all about ditching the rules, we've put together some tips to make your trip more fun when you have little ones in the car.

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Places to visit in New Zealand - South Island Road Trip

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

It goes without saying, Summer is the season of road trips and exploring top places to visit in New Zealand. With warm weather and long days, it’s hard not to ditch the jeans and shoes for shorts and jandals. So, in saying that, we have put together a South Island Summer Road Trip itinerary especially for you.

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Five-days of Adventure in Central North Island

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Central North Island is full of awesome adventure activities. You really can be spoiled for choice which makes it hard to choose what to do especially if you are short of time. Check out our ultimate 5 day adventure in the central North Island that you should definitely include in your New Zealand Itinerary

  • Day 1: Hamilton
  • Day 2: Rotorua
  • Day 3: Okere Falls
  • Day 4: Taupo
  • Day 5: Tongariro / Ruapehu
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Family Friendly Road Trip - Auckland to Rotorua

Monday, 5 November 2018

From New Zealand’s largest city to its geothermal heart, this five day road trip covers some of our must-do spots that you should include in your New Zealand Itineraries. A family road trip from Auckland to Rotorua will take you to a volcano, hobbit holes and glowworm caves, and zipping through ancient trees.

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Top 8 New Zealand Beaches [quick tips]

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

There are so many different beaches to visit in New Zealand and majority of our beaches really capture the beauty of the New Zealand coastline. The Rotorua Canopy Tours team love going to explore our New Zealand beaches to enjoy a surf, swim or a lesiurely walk with their dogs - they have put together their top 8 beaches that they think are the top things to do in New Zealand. 

  1. Taputopotu Bay, Cape Reinga

  2. Puheke Beach, Kaitaia

  3.  Tawhitokino, South East Auckland

  4. Makarori Beach, Gisborne

  5. 5. Purakaunui Bay, Southland

  6. Taylors Mistake, Christchurch

  7. Hokitika Beach, West Coast

  8.  Bark Bay, Abel Tasman

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Things to do in Rotorua – A 5 Day Itinerary

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Rotorua’s ancient forests, geothermal energy and raft of outdoor adventures makes it a top-notch place to visit for a family holiday.  It’s a wonderland for both kids and adults, with things to do in Rotorua like zip lining, hiking and lugeing. Being locals ourselves, we’ve put together a 5-day, family-friendly Rotorua itinerary to help you get inspired. We promise it will be one for the photo albums!

  1. Skyline Skyrides & Stratosphere Restaurant 
  2. Walk in the Redwoods & Rotorua Canopy Tours
  3. Rainbow Springs
  4. Kuirau Park & OGO 
  5. Eat Streat
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Auckland to Rotorua North Island Itinerary

Thursday, 21 November 2019

The drive from Auckland to Rotorua is a very common North Island route planned into New Zealand Itineraries for visitors exploring by car or campervan. The travel time for directly driving Auckland to Rotorua takes about 3 hours but there are a few different routes you can take. This is also a drive that you can make a day out of by stopping off at some spectacular places along the way and checking out what New Zealand small towns have to offer. 

Below are our favourite stop-offs on your drive from Auckland to Rotorua:

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The Ultimate Rotorua to Waitomo Itinerary

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

 Explore Central North Island’s awesome natural wonders on this four-day Rotorua itinerary, also featuring the underground wonders of Waitomo.

Waitomo - a wonderland of glowworms and limestone caves.
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Rotorua to Wellington 3 day North Island Itinerary

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Driving from Rotorua to Wellington, is a very popular drive and can be made even better when you know about the awesome things to do and places to see in-between!

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