A woman suffered serious injuries after being ejected from her car during a crash near Taupo this morning.

Two cars crashed on Broadlands Rd in Rotokawa this morning, and emergency services arrived at the scene at 6.10am.

The woman who was thrown from her car is in a serious condition, and another woman was trapped in her vehicle but has since been freed. Both have been taken to hospital by helicopter.

The road has been closed by police.