4 Day The Rotorua Experience
4 Day The Rotorua Experience
The best adventures begin slowly… unless you’re going to New Zealand. You’ll be in the thick of things from the first day, visiting a Maori village, exploring geothermal Rotorua, see the world-famous, live Sheep Show at the Agrodome. Then take a ride on the new 8 seater gondola and finish this exciting itinerary with a visit to the Wai-O-Tapu.
|Tour Name:||4 Day The Rotorua Experience|
|From:||Rotorua to Rotorua|
|Valid:||Jan 2019 - March 2020|
|Price:||From (NZD) $837 per person||Duration:||4 Days|
|3 nights accommodation at Novotel Rotorua|
|4 days rental of 1.8L Toyota Corolla or similar (other car categories available on request)|
|GPS Navigation unit|
|Unlimited kms and vehicle insurance (excess applies)|
|Evening Maori Culture Experience and Hangi Dinner|
|Agrodome Sheep Show|
|Admission to Wai-O-Tapu|
|Optional visit to Taupo|
Short Break Exclusions & Extras
Additional travel arrangements can be organised by Relaxing Journeys based on your requirements. International & domestic flights within New Zealand are not included in this package price.
Prices are per person based on twin-share, and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel January 2018 – March 2020. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking.
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Day by Day Tour Itinerary
On arrival, collect your rental car and make your way to the Novotel Rotorua. As the evening settles in and the stars brighten the sky, you’ll be treated to a Maori cultural experience including dinner. Visit a Maori village, set in the forest, where you will be taken back to an era before the arrival of the European.
Experience a traditional formal welcome ceremony and learn about various art forms, traditions and Maori ways of life as you explore the village. Enjoy a powerful cultural performance of song and dance. Join your hosts for a relaxed 3 course dinner featuring the traditional hangi, that has been steaming under the earth on hot rocks, for a number of hours ready for your arrival. As well as hangi, you will enjoy Maori bread, fresh salads and seafood, mouth-watering desserts and a range of other delicious dishes.
Rotorua has been known for its geothermal activity for over 150 years now and today you are able to see, feel, smell and hear some of this wonder of nature. Gain an informative insight into agriculture in New Zealand with the world-famous, live Sheep Show at the Agrodome. See 19 sheep breeds walk the stage, sheep shearing and sheepdog demonstrations. Audience participation is a major part of the show and you’ll have the opportunity to hand-milk a cow, feed a lamb or take part in an exciting sheep auction.
Then take a ride on the new Skyline Gondola which climbs up the side of Mt Ngongotaha and experience Rotorua’s most spectacular views with Skyline Skyrides. This is a fun, all age, all weather attraction with views of the City and Lake Rotorua. You can have lunch here at the café or restaurant, and enjoy the fresh air a little more if you decide to ride a cart down the Luge.
At the end of the day you can relax at the Polynesian Spa where you have the choice of 7 hot mineral spring pools – or upgrade to some wonderful treatments from the Spa such as the Aix Massage.
Visit Wai-O-Tapu, a wonderland of thermal activity 20 minutes south of Rotorua. Walk at your own pace and marvel at the reserve’s unique features that include the world famous Champagne Pool, geysers, bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. At 10.15am each day there is the opportunity to learn about the history and mechanics of the Lady Knox Geyser as it erupts to heights of 10 to 20 metres.
After the Wai-O-Tapu visit you have some free time to explore Rotorua further or you may like to visit Taupo. It’s a further 40 minutes’ drive if you would like to visit Taupo, a popular resort town nestled on the banks of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. There is an excellent choice of restaurants here and lots of activities for the whole family.
Free time for some last minute sightseeing or shopping before returning your rental car to the airport and departing for your next destination.
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