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Wellington to Taupo drive

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 North Island
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day


Wellington to Taupo road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Wellington to Taupo. If you're planning a road trip to Taupo, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Wellington
drive for about 41 minutes

10:41 am  Paraparaumu
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:41 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:01 pm  Bulls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:01 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:21 pm  North Island
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:21 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:32 pm  arrive in Taupo
stay at Hilton Lake Taupo

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Wellington to Taupo.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Wellington, New Zealand.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Paraparaumu  (2 answers)
    questions about Paraparaumu:
        driving times


North Island  (5 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Taupo, New Zealand.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Taupo?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Taupo.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hilton Lake Taupo, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Taupo? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Taupo?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Huka Lodge Taupo  (4 mentions)
Huka Falls  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Taupo.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Taupo to Wellington drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Wellington? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Wellington.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Wellington to Taupo. Or get a full Wellington to Taupo flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Wellington well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Wellington!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 231 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 39 minutes
63 Wellington travel answers
2 Paraparaumu travel answers
1 Bulls travel answer
16 Taupo travel answers


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