Day 01 : Arrive Auckland
On arrival in Auckland, The City of Sails, you will be met by our local representative for either a private transfer to your hotel or collection of your rental car.
Day 02 : Auckland – Bay of Islands
Travel north over Auckland’s harbour bridge and along the Hibiscus coast. There is the opportunity to view mighty Kauri trees enroute. Continue traveling through Whangarei, Northland’s only major city and port, before arriving in the beautiful Bay of Islands.
Day 03 : Bay of Islands
Today we have included fuller’s Bay of Islands Flexi – Choice ticket. This ticket allows you the choice of one of the following tours, The super cruise, Dolphin adventures, Hole in the rock, Cape Brett cruise or Cape reinga wanderer.
Day 04 : Bay of Islands – Auckland
At leisure this morning to further explore this beautiful region. You might like to take an optional guided tour of the Treaty Grounds at Waitangi, where the famous Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and local Maori chieftains. Later this afternoon return to Auckland.
Day 05 : Auckland – Rotorua
Travel south via Hamilton, New Zealand’s fourth largest city and the fertile Waikato region to the thermal city of Rotorua.
Day 06 : Rotorua
Visit Te Puia Thermal reserve to see boiling mud pools and roaring geysers. Following this visit Paradise Valley Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agro dome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, Cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. This afternoon is at leisure. You may like to visit the Polynesian Pools for a relax in the healing thermal waters, sourced directly from the local geysers. Optional activities not included in the tour price. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.
Day 07 : Rotorua – Waitomo – Auckland
Travel over the forested Mamaku ranges to reach Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the Caveron roof. On completion continue through the fertile Wiakato area to reach Auckland.
Day 08 : Departure Day
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer to the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your vacation.