Tour Description :
Travel to the famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Rotorua, New Zealand's geothermal and Maori Heartland. Your tour will then continue to Wellington by coach.Enjoy two of New Zealand's most famous destinations in one day travelling aboard a premium air conditioned tour coach. Visit the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves before travelling to Rotorua , known internationally for it's spectacular geothermal activity including geysers, boiling mud pools and springs and also for its crust as it’s got the thinnest crust in New Zealand.
An opportunity to know the Maori Culture & Natural history of New Zealand. Experiences also include Maori arts & crafts, a Maori cultural performance and a farm tour. Spend the evening at The Rotorua Hotel. Dinner is included in this.Your Second day coach journeys along the eastern shores of Lake Taupo, a short halt for lunch(own expense) at Taihape, arriving early evening in Wellington - New Zealand's capital, the country's second largest city with a population of 340,000.
Places of Interest:
- DEPART AUCKLAND:
Travel the main Southern Highway through small rural townships steeped in early pioneer history. Your host serves morning tea during this sector.
Journey through New Zealand's largest dairy and sheep farming region. Travel the outskirts of Hamilton City via the small agricultural settlements towards the King Country, hometown of the Maori Monarchy.
- WAITOMO GLOW WORM CAVES:
Join a guided tour through this world-famous cave formation, climaxed by drifting silently in a boat through a glow worm cave lit up with thousands of tiny little glow worm lights.
- LIGHT LUNCH:
Served on-board as we are on the way to Rotorua through splendid rural farmland with its vast numbers of grazing animals.*
New Zealand's highest city, 305 meters (1000 feet) above sea level, located inside a volcanic crater. An area of great geothermal activity. We will visit the following attractions:
- AGRODOME FARM TOUR:
An introduction to New Zealand farming, with a 45-minute tour of an authentic working farm in all-weather, all-terrain vehicles. Watch a sheep being shorn and also get the opportunity to hand-feed the animals.
- LAKE ROTORUA:
Drive through the foreshore park past hundreds of ducks and swans. Then through the gorgeous historic Government Gardens.
- TE PUIA INSTITUTE (MAORI ARTS & CRAFTS AND WHAKAREWAREWA THERMAL RESERVE):
See woodcarving, weaving displays, Maori village and the thermal valley with the famous Pohutu Geyser, fumaroles, colourful silica deposits and boiling mud pools.
- ROTORUA HOTEL:
Your accommodation tonight is located close to the geothermal activity of Whakarewarewa. Spend the evening with a Buffet dinner or a Hangi where the food is cooked underground by geothermal steam followed by a Maori Concert featuring colourful dance and song.
Your coach journeys along the eastern shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake formed by a enormous volcanic explosion 1800 years ago. Lake Taupo is world renowned for its rainbow trout.
Have lunch (at your own expense) at Taihape, the Gumboot capital of the whole world.
Arrive early evening in New Zealand's capital, the country's second largest city with a population of 340,000
NOTE: Tour ends at Wellington Railway Station. Transfers and Wellington accommodation options are available on request (extra expense)
Tour Operates Daily:
- From CBD or from selective hotel / motel lobby.
- Departs Day 1: Auckland CBD @7.30am. Terminates Day 2: Wellington Rly Stn @6.45pm (approx.).
- Fare includes: Hotel / Motel pick ups, Admissions, Morning Tea, Light Lunch, Buffet Dinner or Hangi and Concert on Day 1, Twin Share Accommodation (1 Night), Scheduled Coach Transport from Rotorua to Wellington.
Standard Accommodation Price:
Single Room-NZ$ 846.00 per person
Share Twin-NZ$ 728.00 per person
Share Triple-NZ$ 706.00 per person