5 Day Head North

5 Day Head North

A quick trip up the North Island along the Desert Road and Lake Taupo into Rotorua. This independent coach tour includes a sightseeing tour of Rotorua's geothermal region, a Maori Village experience and entry to the Agrodome Farm show, Rainbow Springs Nature Park and a trip to the Waitomo Caves.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Independent Coach Tour
From: Wellington to Auckland
Departures: Feb 2018 to May 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $1299 per person
Tour Operator: Relaxing Journeys
Pace: Lively
Duration: 5 Days
Tour Code: RJ101

Inclusions

4 nights accommodation
All Coach, Ferry & Rail Transport & Transfers
Optional Breakfasts
Daily Departures
Maori Village Experience, Hangi & Concert in Rotorua
Te Puia Geothermal Experience
Rainbow Springs Nature Park
Agrodome Farm Show
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

* Note: Prices shown are per person (based on two people travelling). Prices are valid for travel until September 2018

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Wellington

Welcome to Wellington. Nestled in green hills and within a protective harbour, the capital city of Wellington has a laid back vibe yet offers some of the best shopping, arts and nightlife in the country. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, the remainder of the day at leisure to explore.

Day 2
Wellington - Rotorua

Today your journey will take you north to Rotorua. View the spectacular Mt Tongariro, one of three volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park. To the southwest, the park also includes the majestic peaks of Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Continue on past Lake Taupo the largest lake in New Zealand and arrive in Rotorua early evening. (2 nights)

Day 3
Rotorua

This morning you will experience Maori culture and the amazing thermal wonderland at Te Puia. Te Puia is also home to the Arts and Crafts Institute where the ancient teachings of Maori ancestors have been preserved and continue to thrive. Continue on to the Rainbow Springs Nature Park, an attraction like no other. Set in 22 acres of beautiful native trees and streams you will see a huge variety of New Zealand’s most precious inhabitants including the Kiwi Conservation Centre. New Zealand’s thriving agricultural industry is on show at the Agrodome, where you will witness a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials. Tonight you will enjoy a Maori Village Experience and Hangi & Concert. (D)

Day 4
Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland

After a morning departure from Rotorua you will be travelling west through lush farmland towards Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. After the tour you will continue on to Auckland arriving in the city mid-afternoon.

Day 5
Depart Auckland

Sadly your trip has come to an end. We hope that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experiences in New Zealand. Today you will be met at your accommodation and transferred to the airport for your onward journey. Have a safe trip home.

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There are 3 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 5 out of 5.

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28/01/2018
The experiences were rushed. Only one little hiccup with the itinerary where the time for the Intercity bus made us feel we had missed it. Our itinerary said 10:10 am, when the bus left at 11:00 am. Tamaki experience was amazing! Fantastic that everything was booked for us, it made everything more convenient. We will arrange our travel with your company again!
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03/11/2013
All of our plans were well made. We felt secure and well cared for. The only suggestion that we have would have been to better inform us that the coach trip from Wellington to Rotorua was on a regular public bus with no informative explanation offered. We knew that our independent tour might have some legs like that but had not understood that leg of our trip was totally independent and were surprised and disappointed to realize that at the time. (Ed. That's true, there a couple of legs between cities in NZ that don't have commentary - that being one of them. We spell this out in each itinerary, but having checked your itinerary we have realised that wasn't clear - it has now been amended. Thanks.) The other 'Great Sights' tours were excellent and so informative! On their bus trip from Rotorua to Auckland, for example, we learned so much about what we saw. The driver was a gem!
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13/02/2007
Just let you know now we are back in the UK how much we enjoyed the short tour(s) you had arranged for us. Everything worked out just fine although one or two of the start times seemed a little early! Both hotels we stayed in were very good and the Sudima Hotel at Rotorua was outstanding. The included excursions were without exception interesting and enjoyable.
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5 Day Head North
Independent Coach Tour
Tour Code: RJ101
From (NZD) $1299 per person
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Departures: Feb 2018 to May 2019
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A quick trip up the North Island along the Desert Road and Lake Taupo into Rotorua. This independent coach tour includes a sightseeing tour of Rotorua... Read More

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