Tour Description :
|Day1: Departs 7.30am
|Day 2: Terminates 8.15 pm approx
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 globally for it's spectacular geothermal activity including geysers, boiling mud pools and springs. Experiences also include a Maori arts & crafts, a Maori cultural performance and a farm tour. Spend the evening at The Heritage Hotel or similar. Dinner included.
Travel the next day by mini coach to Lake Taupo New Zealand’s largest inland lake. See the Lady Knox Geyser, Huka Falls, views of the lake with the spectacular central plateau volcanoes of Ngaruahoe, Ruapehu and Tongariro (on clear days)other sights include the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station and the world’s largest Radiata Pine Forest. On your return to Rotorua transfer to our service returning to Auckland.Coach service on day 1 includes morning tea, an airline style light lunch and an evening snack on return sector day 2) served by the onboard Tour Director. DVD and restroom available on board.
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 CULTURAL PERFORMANCE
A 45 minute show of Maori song and dance inside Te Puia's sacred meeting house.
- TE PUIA INSTITUTE (MAORI ARTS & CRAFTS AND WHAKAREWAREWA THERMAL RESERVE):
One of Rotorua's famous attractions. See woodcarving, weaving displays, Maori village and the thermal valley with the famous Pohutu Geyser, fumaroles, colourful silica deposits and boiling mud pools.
- BUFFET DINNER / HANGI AND CONCERT:
You have the choice of a buffet dinner or you may wish to relive today's Maori cultural performance by being entertained with a traditional Maori Concert while dining on a lavish selection of food perpared by local Maori and cooked in geothermal steam underground Hangi. Please specify which option you would prefer at the time of booking.
Day2 Two - Lake Taupo / Auckland
- JOIN THE COACH FOR LAKE TAUPO:
Departure from Rotorua Hotel at 9:15 am
- WAI-O-TAPU THERMAL WONDERLAND
Watch the Lady Knox Geyser erupt then follow the marked trails around this splendid spectacle of boiling mud, the Champagne Pool, Devil's Cauldron and the colourful Artist's Palette
- OTHER HIGHTLIGHTS INCLUDE
Huka Falls, Huka Jet (at your own expense), Lake Taupo, Aratiatia Dam, Wairakei Geothermal Power Station, World's Largest Man-Made Radiate Pine Forests.
- DEPART FOR AUCKLAND
In our deluxe coach departing Rotorua at 5:00 pm (approximate).
Tour Operates Daily:
- From CBD or from your hotel / motel lobby.
- Tour Departs 7:30 am Terminates 8:15 pm second day (approximate)
- Fare includes: Hotel/Motel pickups, multi-lingual service, Waitomo caves admission, Rotorua highlights tour, Buffet Dinner or hangi and concert Day 1, twin share accommodation.
- DAY TWO: Taupo day tour and return to Auckland
- An alternative hotel will be booked if our regular hotel is unavailable
Spend an extra day at leisure in Rotorua, returning on the evening of Day 3 for $150.00 extra per person twin share (Tour Code 8TXN)
OTHER TOUR OPTIONS
TTAWR 08 - Two Day Waitomo / Rotorua Tour
Single Room: NZ$814.00 per person
Share Twin: NZ$696.00 per person
Share Triple: NZ$ 664.00 per person
TTAWRT 08T - WAITOMO / ROTORUA TWO DAY TOUR
Single Room-NZ$ 1112.00 per person
Share Twin- NZ$ 984.00 per person
Share Triple- NZ$ 964.00 per person
Exclusive Accommodation Price:
Single Room-NZ$ 1210.00 per person
Share Twin-NZ$ 1060.00 per person
Share Triple-NZ$ 1038.00 per person