5 Day Essential North Island
5 Day Essential North Island
A lively five day independent coach tour heading south through the North Island including trips to the Waitomo Caves and sightseeing in Rotorua finishing in the nation's capital Wellington.
|Tour Type:||Independent Coach Tour|
|From:||Auckland to Wellington|
|Departures:||Feb 2018 to May 2019|
From (NZD) $1292 per person
|Tour Operator:||Relaxing Journeys|
|4 nights accommodation|
|All Coach, Ferry & Rail Transport & Transfers|
|Waitomo Glowworm Caves|
|Maori Village Experience, Hangi & Concert in Rotorua|
|Te Puia Geothermal Experience|
|Rainbow Springs Nature Park|
|Agrodome Farm Show|
Prices are per adult (we'll adjust your quote for any children)
Day by Day Tour Itinerary
Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and a hub for shopping and dining. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy the opportunity to explore this fascinating city. Auckland has so much to offer, from deserted islands just off the coast, lush native bush out west, and sophisticated inner city streets ideal for shopping and dining. Take some time to explore Auckland’s vibrant waterfront this afternoon, and even better if time permits add an extra day in Auckland to experience a slice of what this city has to offer.
With an early morning departure from Auckland you will be travelling southbound towards the Waitomo Caves via the city of Hamilton which sits on the banks of the Waikato River. Enjoy a guided tour of the caves with a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms. You will arrive at Rotorua early afternoon for your two night stay. Tonight you will attend a hangi (feast) and concert, an authentic and intimate Maori experience. (D) (2 nights)
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. The afternoon is at leisure.
Journey south this morning to Wairakei – wreathed by steam, then onto Lake Taupo. Skirt the lake and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngaruahoe and Ruapehu. Continue across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along the rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Arrive late afternoon for your overnight stay. If you’d like more time to explore Wellington just ask us to add extra night!
Sadly your trip has come to an end. We hope that you have thoroughly enjoyed your tour through the North Island. 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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* Note: Prices shown are per person (based on two people travelling). Prices are valid for travel until September 2018
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