Bay of Islands & Rotorua Unearthed from $1,950

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Porterage, local tips and charges
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • 7 days including sightseeing, Bay of Islands cruise, Waitomo Caves, Maori culture, native flora and fauna
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers in Auckland
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights
Bay of Islands & Rotorua Unearthed

Expect nothing less on this encounter with the luminous glow worms of Waitomo Grotto, crystal-clear waters of the Bay of Islands and lush green farmlands where you will enjoy a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Farm Show. Travel in a luxury air conditioned coach, all porterage, local tips are included, you will have an expert travel director, VIP entry to many sights and more! Stay 6 nights, enjoy 8 meals and on-trip transport as you explore the beauty of New Zealand.

 


VIEW ITINERARY

DAY 1 AUCKLAND – Bay of Islands (2 nights)

Depart Auckland by coach for the Bay of Islands. On arrival visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve, where New Zealand’s founding document the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. You’ll have time on your own to learn about New Zealand’s early Maori and European history and take in highlights such as the Maori War Canoe (Waka) and Meeting House (Marae). In Paihia board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose-built catamaran, and meet your experienced local skipper for a cruise through the beautiful clear waters. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as you get up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic ‘Hole in the Rock’. You’ll be holding your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the unique sights of Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the bay.

HOTEL

Copthorne Resort, Water View

 

DAY 2 BAY OF ISLANDS FREE TIME

The day is free for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Perhaps take a coach trip to Cape Reinga, the northern-most point of New Zealand, via idyllic Ninety Mile Beach, a day of sailing on a tall ship or play a round of golf. Tonight, you can choose to dine at one of the local cafés on the waterfront.

MEALS:  Buffet Breakfast

 

DAY 3   BAY OF ISLANDS – AUCKLAND

After a leisurely morning, where you can relax or even take a ferry to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand, you’ll enjoy the lush green farmland scenery as you return to Auckland.

HOTEL The Langham

MEALS  Buffet Breakfast

DAY 4  AUCKLAND – WAITOMO – ROTORUA (2 NIGHTS)

Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local guide through the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto – a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand.

HOTEL: Millennium

MEALS: Buffet Breakfast

 

DAY 5 ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING

First up discover three of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Then enjoy a demonstration of New Zealand’s agricultural industry with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Farm Show. Top off the day with a unique Maori Hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae.

MEALS  Buffet Breakfast; Dinner

 

DAY 6  ROTORUA – AUCKLAND

Spend the morning as you wish. Later travel through forests and lush Waikato farmland on your way to Auckland.

HOTEL: The Langham

MEALS: Buffet Breakfast

 

Pricing & Departures

Departure dates from
May 1 – 31, 2018 $1,950
Jun 1 – 30, 2018 $1,950
Jul 1 – 31, 2018 $1,950
Aug 1 – 31, 2018 $1,950
Sep 1 – 30, 2018 $1,950
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Notes:
  • Land only package
  • Prices in US dollars unless otherwise noted
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy; subject to availability.
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