7 Day Coast, Caves & Geysers

7 Day Coast, Caves & Geysers

A leisurely independent coach tour to the Coromandel & Rotorua from Auckland. Along with many included activities in Rotorua, experience a guided tour of Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach - two unique popular natural attractions on the east coast of the North Island.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Independent Coach Tour
From: Auckland to Auckland
Departures: Feb 2018 to May 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $1790 per person
Tour Operator: Relaxing Journeys
Pace: Relaxing
Duration: 7 Days
Tour Code: RJ111

Inclusions

6 nights accommodation
All Coach, Ferry & Rail Transport & Transfers
Optional Breakfasts
Daily Departures
Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach Tour
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 Auckland

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. 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.

Day 2
Auckland - Coromandel

Join your coach this morning for your scenic drive to Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula. Leaving Auckland behind, you will climb over the Bombay Hills and onto the alluvial flatland of the Hauraki Plains at the foot of the Coromandel Peninsula. Your coach will make a short stop in Thames so you can stretch your legs before you embark on the wonderful coastline drive overlooking the ‘Firth of Thames’. Pass through the old gold mining township of Coromandel before climbing over the peninsula to the stunning views of the Whangapoua Harbour. Continue on to Whitianga through the rugged and wild landscapes of craggy mountains and native flora. (2 nights)

Day 3
Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach

This is a great way to explore the most popular natural attractions on the Coromandel Peninsula. From the beach town of Whitianga you venture off and discover the beauty of the surrounding coastlines. From Hahei, walk to Cathedral Cove, an idyllic beach framed by a massive natural rock arch. You can enhance your experience on this pristine Marine Reserve by choosing one of the optional activities: kayaking, snorkelling, diving or glass bottom boat (additional fares apply). Next stop visit Hot Water Beach where you can dig into the sand and sit in naturally heated pools!

Day 4
Coromandel - Rotorua

Board your coach this morning and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery on your journey to Rotorua. Pass through the quaint town of Paeroa “world famous in New Zealand” and the home of the L&P softdrink, unique to NZ. On your journey you will pass through Matamata well known for its thoroughbred industry, dairy farming heritage, and more recently as one of the locations for the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. You will arrive into Rotorua at midday for your two night stay. Tonight you will attend a hangi (feast) and concert, an authentic and intimate Maori experience. (D) (2 nights)

Day Day 5
Rotorua

Rotorua captures the best of New Zealand all in one place. 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.

Day 6
Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland

After an early morning departure from Rotorua you’ll 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 7
Depart Auckland

Your quick tour to our shores has come to an end. We hope that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experiences in Rotorua and the Coromandel. Today you will be met at your accommodation and transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

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There are 2 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.5 out of 5.

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18/12/2017
Some accommodation not up to expectation.
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01/10/2014
From my arrival, to my final checkout everything was arranged and it all happened exactly as described in my itinerary. As a solo traveller on an independent tour I was on a different schedule to anyone else, but the hotels were very friendly and helpful. The public bus drivers exceptional, always making sure I knew where to get on/off and pick up the next bus. The tours were excellent (although I would have liked a bit more time at the locations) and the guides knowledgable and informative. I would recommend this tour to anyone happy to travel on their own and then join other groups for excursions.
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7 Day Coast, Caves & Geysers
Independent Coach Tour
Tour Code: RJ111
From (NZD) $1790 per person
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Departures: Feb 2018 to May 2019
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