Thermal Explorer Highway

The Thermal Explorer Highway from Auckland to Hawkes Bay takes you through the centre of the North Island to encounter great Lake Taupo, the majestic Huka Falls, Mount Ruapehu and geothermal wonderland Rotorua.

The regions are abundant with crystal clear lakes and streams, native bush, natural spas, ski fields, Maori culture, wineries and Waitomo’s underground cave mysteries. Visit for ideas.