8-Day North Island Tour

 

Day 1

Arrive into New Zealand

Spend the day at leisure. Surrounded by two sparkling harbours, vibrant and multicultural Auckland is the country’s largest city and commercial hub. Home to 1.5 million people, it offers world class accommodation, outstanding food and wine, and great shopping, sights and attractions.

Day 2

Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour / Waitomo

Just 2 hours from Auckland, you will visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies in a fascinating two-hour guided tour.

Enjoy a complimentary beverage at the Green Dragon Inn.

Lunch at Party Marquee

Indulge in a delicious buffet lunch feast at the Party Marquee.

Waitomo Glow Worms Cave

Subterranean waterfalls, spectacular glowworm light displays, swirling lost rivers and awe-inspiring rock formations created millions of years ago make Waitomo a destination like no other. With its name coming from ‘wai’ which translates as water and ‘tomo’ which means entrance or hole in Maori, Waitomo is the perfect setting for some of New Zealand’s most natural wonders and life-changing adventures.

Day 3

Rotorua

The city of Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating landscape of geothermal activity, freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. Home to the Te Arawa tribe, it’s a region steeped in Māori legend. Whether you want to explore amazing boiling mud pools and steam vents, relax in a natural hot pool or try your hand at trout fishing, Rotorua is the place to do it.

Activities:

Te-Puia – Whakarewarewa geothermal valley and Maori cultural performance at Te Puia

Agrodome – Sheep shearing show and farm tour

Day 4

Skyline Gondola Ride & Lunch Special
Ascend high above Rotorua by Gondola and enjoy the view of Rotorua while having lunch. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure.

Day 5

Mount Ruapehu Island Ski Fields

Depart at 9 am from your Rotorua Hotel to Mount Ruapehu (2-hr drive). Whakapapa Ski field + Scenic lift

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Taupo 

Lake Taupo is the southern hemisphere’s largest lake measuring 616 square kilometres and offers visitors many water-based activities including lake cruises, kayaking and trout fishing.

Activities:

  • Huka Falls
  • Huka Honey Hive Shop
  • Craters of the Moon
  • Botanical Gardens

Day 6

Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour

Depart at 7:45 am from your Auckland Hotel to Auckland Ferry Terminal

Auckland to Waiheke Island by Fullers Ferry

Wine Tasting Tour

Waiheke Island to Auckland

Transfer Ride from Auckland Ferry Terminal to Hotel

Day 7

Auckland City Day Tour

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, lies between two enormous harbours and is dotted with 48 extinct volcanic cones. It’s a place to enjoy marine adventures, wine trails, forest walks and urban sophistication.

Activities:

  • Half Day City Sights Tour
  • Outer Auckland Tour

Day 8

Auckland Airport Transfer (Auckland Hotel to Airport)

What’s included

  • Airport Transfers
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (where stated in the itenerary)
  • Hotel pickups and dropoffs
  • Tour guide
  • Ferry – Auckland to Waiheke
  • Wine Tasting Tour
  • Hobbiton Tour
  • Te Puia
  • Agrodome
  • Glow Worm Cave
  • Skyline Gondola Ride

 

Note: A minimum number of 3 participants are required for the tour to go ahead. This itinerary (in part or in its entirety) may be subject to change due to weather, road condition or other conditions that may affect our ability to proceed with the tour.

NZD $2150 per person / USD $1500 per person