4 Day Island, Coast & Rainforest Encounter
4 Day Island, Coast & Rainforest Encounter
Auckland is full of things to see and do, where stunning natural beauty goes hand in hand with big city sophistication. The ‘City of Sails’ is the main gateway to the rest of New Zealand nestled between two harbours and 48 volcano cones, this cosmopolitan city will delight even the most discerning traveller.
|Tour Name:||4 Day Island, Coast & Rainforest Encounter|
|From:||Auckland to Auckland|
|Valid:||May 18 - Mar 19|
From (NZD) $934 per person
|3 nights superior accommodation at the SkyCity Auckland|
|Coast & Rainforest walk with picnic lunch included|
|Rangitoto Island Explorer Tour|
Short Break Exclusions & Extras
Additional travel arrangements can be organised by Relaxing Journeys based on your requirements. Airport transfers are at your own expense, read our FAQ’s for more information. International & domestic flights within New Zealand are not included in this package price.
Day by Day Tour Itinerary
Welcome to Auckland! Pass through customs, collect any baggage and make your way to your centrally located accommodation at SkyCity Auckland. After checking in and getting yourself settled, turn your roving eye outside to enjoy a free afternoon in the City of Sails. Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, with plenty of sights, shopping and street appeal for even the pickiest of travellers.
Join a multi-award winning, eco-cultural tour operator for a full day coast and rainforest experience. This morning you will be collected from your hotel and travel out west to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Here you’ll enjoy breathtaking sweeping views that extend from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
Knowledgeable and experienced guides will walk with you through the coastal rainforest, explaining the local flora and fauna. Stroll along the black sands of an awe-inspiring beach before enjoying a picnic lunch in a unique location. Your journey then takes you to an area of untouched genuine rainforest with mature 1000 year old Kauri trees. Learn about New Zealand’s unique native plants as you walk amongst the famous kauri trees and native birdlife. You will be returned to your hotel at about 5pm.
Make your way to the Downtown Ferry Terminal (5-10 min walk) to board your ferry for the 25 minute cruise to Rangitoto Island, a 600 year old volcano that boasts a unique landscape of rugged lava crops, lush native bush and sandy coves. On arrival your ranger guide will greet you and commence the tour of the island.
The vehicle can only reach the base of the summit and from here, a short walk along a wooden boardwalk will take you to the very top where you can take in the 360 degree panoramic views. Allow 4-5 hours for this excursion and it is a good idea to bring a bottle of water as well as a snack along with a sunhat, sunscreen and your camera of course!
Free time for some last minute sightseeing or shopping before you make your way out to the airport for your onward flight.
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Your dedicated tour consultant will email you through a quote. If it looks good, then full payment is required to confirm the booking (within 45 days) or a deposit of $100 per person is required outside this period. This must be paid by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). We do not charge credit card fees on our short break packages. If the properties listed in the holiday package are unavailable at this time, we will provide you with alternatives until you are happy.
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Some short break packages do not include (or may not require) a hire car, or internal flights. Relaxing Journeys can organise these extras for you and include them in your quote if you wish – or you can just book the short break ‘as is’, and organise everything else yourself. These extras can be requested after choosing your date and clicking ‘Confirm Availability’ on the right of this page.
The cost of getting to & from the airport to your accommodation is generally not included, although on some occasions it is, in which case we have specifcally mentioned it in the itinerary. There are always plenty of taxis or shuttles waiting at the airport. You also have the option in most cases to catch a bus into the city centres.
Once your deposit has been paid and you have received your deposit confirmation, we will organise your short break and when completed (normally within 48 hours) we will email you confirmation. When you pay your balance (45 days before the start date) we will email you a ‘Short Break Voucher’ shortly after along with your arrival information and everything else you need. Print this off and take it with you to NZ.
Your deposit is non-refundable. Relaxing Journeys would have already booked and confirmed all the components of your holiday and we will have to cancel everything and adhere to each suppliers cancellation policy. Should it become necessary for you to cancel your reservation 45 days or more prior to departure date, your deposit only shall be forfeited. Cancellations made within 45 days of departure date will incur the following charges: (Expressed as a percentage of the confirmed tour & holiday price plus your deposit).
44-22 days prior to departure – 25%
21-10 days prior to departure – 35%
9 days or less prior to departure – 50%
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