HIGHLIGHTS - included in the fare
- Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
- Rotorua's thermal wonderland
- Maori Hangi & concert
- Napier - Art Deco city
- Napier Sightseeing Tour
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Day 1: Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
Travel south from Auckland through the rich farmland of the Waikato to the region of Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the World Famous Glow worm Caves. Your tour continues with a boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glow worms suspended from the cave ceiling. We continue east to Rotorua, a thermal wonderland of roaring geysers and boiling mud pools. Tonight you will be entertained by Mitai who operate an authentic Maori Hangi and concert experience.
Accommodation: Hotel Ibis, Hotel Novotel or similar
Day 2: Rotorua - Taupo - Napier
Depart Rotorua and travel to Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest freshwater lake famous for its Rainbow Trout. From Taupo we travel to the region of Hawkes Bay, renowned for its red wines and the Art Deco city of Napier. This afternoon depart on a Napier Sightseeing & Wine Tour. A City Overview Sightseeing Tour including History, the rebuilding of the City in Art Deco, and the changes resulting in today's Napier. We will also visit a winery for the purpose of Wine tasting different varieties of local wines. After the tour you will be taken to your accommodation.
Accommodation: Bella Vista Motel, Scenic Hotel Te Pania or similar
Day 3: Napier - Wellington
Morning at leisure in Napier. A great chance to look around this lovely city or wander along the tree-lined waterfront promenade. This afternoon we travel south through the Manawatu Gorge to Palmerston North then down the Kapiti Coast to Wellington.
This tour departs daily
As this is an 'independent' styled tour, you can depart whatever day you like! (subject to availability)
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Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.
Prices valid for travel before 30 September 2018
Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.
TOUR TYPE - INDEPENDENT TOUR
Independent tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.
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