Heading south from Auckland, we ride through small seaside towns like Thames, the rolling hills and the farmlands of the Waikato region before reaching Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland and home to many Maori cultural attractions.
We will pass through quaint towns like Matamata, Cambridge and Te Awamutu. This region is also home to the Hobbiton Movie Set of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and visits the world-famous Waitomo Caves.
Further South, we ride to Taupo and Tongariro National Park, the two must-visit destinations on any cycling tour of the North Island of New Zealand.
Taupo is a picturesque town on Lake Taupo’s shores, the largest lake in New Zealand. The lake offers stunning views and opportunities for water-based activities such as swimming, kayaking, and fishing.