New Zealand North Island Itinerary, Part 2

Day 10 (Mar 4)

Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel, 18 Somerville Road, Okoroire 3485

to

Tirau Motor Inn, 54 Main Road, State Highway One, Tirau 3442

(4 miles)

After lounging around in the hot springs for most of the day, an easy ride to the town of Tirau.

[ http://tiraumotorinn.bravesites.com ]

Day 11 (Mar 5)

Tirau, New Zealand

to

White Island Tours, 15 The Strand, Whakatane 3020

(86 miles)

InterCity bus IC6211, Auckland/Central/Gisborne line boards in Tirau at 12:45pm exits in Whakatane after approximately 3 hours. Cost: $40.

[ https://www.intercity.co.nz/ … ]

Day 12 (Mar 6)

Diveworks Charters Fishing and Diving, 96 The Strand, Whakatane 3120

to

Moutohora Island

Snorkeling tour, approximately 4 hours. Cost: $160 per person.

[ http://www.diveworks-charters.com/ … ]

Day 13 (Mar 7)

White Island Tours, 15 The Strand, Whakatane 3020

to

White Island

Boat to the island, followed by a walking tour, with some swimming if the weather is good. $200 per person.

[ http://www.whiteisland.co.nz/ … ]

Day 14 (Mar 8)

Whakatane, New Zealand

to

Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens, Queens Drive, Rotorua 3046

(55 miles)

InterCity bus IC6222, Auckland/Central/Gisborne line boards in Whakatane at 11:15am exits in Rotorua after approximately 105 minutes. Cost: $30.

[ https://www.intercity.co.nz/ … ]

The museum is $20 per person, and open until 5:00pm March-November, but we should leave earlier than that.

[ http://www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz ]

Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens, Queens Drive, Rotorua 3046

to

Waiotapu Tavern, 2476 State Highway 5, Waiotapu R D 3 3073

(19 miles)

1400 feet of climb over 20 miles, should make for a late arrival.

[ http://waiotaputavern.co.nz ]

The roadway has a separated cement bicycle lane for a long stretch, which is part of a new country-wide network.

[ http://www.nzcycletrail.com/te-ara-ahi ]

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