There is a variety of exciting day trips from Rotorua that will make your New Zealand holiday unforgettable

Day Trips From Rotorua

Make Sport of Kings Motel your launchpad for adventure!

Being located in central North Island, we provide a great base for many one day excursions such as:

Waitomo Caves

Famous for glow worms and black water rafting - only a 2 hour drive away. See site for details and booking.


The art deco capital of New Zealand and home to many fine wineries. During your visit be sure to walk through the Sunken Garden, explore the National Aquarium of New Zealand or discover Napier through a guided walking tour by the Art Deco Trust. Napier is just a 2 hour drive away.


Home of the largest lake in the central North Island with stunning views of Mount Ruapehu, Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro. Must see and do attractions in Taupo include the Maori Rock Carvings, riding the Huka Falls Jet or sinking the famous Taupo Hole-In-One! Taupo is just a 1 hour drive away from Rotorua.


Famous for Hobbiton, the set of the famous movie, Lord of the Rings – only 1 hour drive away. See site for details and booking.


The starting point for a boat trip to the active volcano, White Island - just 1 hour drive away.
Or you could stay a night before being picked up to walk the World Famous Waikaremoana walk and when you come back the spa will be waiting!
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