Auckland to Wellington Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights) – LT94B

$1,265.00

(per adult)

An independent four-day tour package departing Auckland daily with three nights 4 - 4.5 star accommodation in Rotorua and Wellington. A unique opportunity to marvel at the shimmering lights of thousands of tiny glowworms during a magical subterranean experience in Waitomo and to take in Rotorua’s impressive geysers, bubbling mud pools, and cultural Maori performances together with a trip to a working New Zealand farm and nature reserve. You'll also be able to enjoy a trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set and a sightseeing tour in Wellington.

Day One: Auckland – Waitomo Caves – Rotorua

Today depart Auckland for Rotorua travelling south through the rolling hills and pastor land of Waikato. Your first stop is at the mystical world of Waitomo, home to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. View cave formations, stalactites, and stalagmites by drifting silently in a boat through a Glowworm Cavern lit up with thousands of tiny glowworm lights. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch whilst traveling through the heart of the Central North Island to Rotorua where huge geysers, bubbling mud pools, and Maori culture await. Here you’ll discover three of Rotorua’s best visitor attractions. First you will gain an insight into New Zealand’s Māori culture at Te Puia and experience Rotorua’s famous geothermal activity with a tour of the Geothermal Valley – a place where mud pools bubble and boil and geysers shoot steam high into the air. Next is Rainbow Springs where you can get up close to all kinds of native flora and fauna including the iconic kiwi, a flightless native bird. Finally stop at the Agrodome, a working organic farm where you can find out all about farming life in New Zealand watch a sheep shearing display and see sheep dogs working the sheep. Your coach will then return your evening accommodation.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua or similar

Day Two: Rotorua

Today you will visit Hobbiton, the famous Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie set at Matamata just over the hills from Rotorua. An hours scenic drive brings you to the sheep farm selected by Peter Jackson for his movie masterpieces. A guided tour from enthusiastic guides will bring to life the scenes from these box office hits. See 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and Double Arch Bridge, the Party Tree and visit the Green Dragon Pub where you’ll receive a complementary Hobbit Ale and you can purchase lunch if you wish (own expense).

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel or similar

Day Three: Rotorua – Lake Taupo – Wellington

This morning you will depart Rotorua, travelling south to New Zealand’s capital Wellington. Travelling south initially through native forest and heavily bushed hills to Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. Then via the shores of Lake Taupo to the dry arid central plateau which is home of several active volcanoes. The volcanic cone shaped snow-capped mountains form a spectacular backdrop to this barren landscape. Prior to arriving in Wellington travel down the Kapiti Coast on the South-eastern tip of the North Island, here you will have great views of Cooks Strait, Kapiti Island and on a clear day the mountain ranges of the South Island.

Accommodation: Rydges Hotel or Similar

Day Four: Wellington

This morning enjoy a comprehensive city sightseeing tour of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city and home of Parliament. The city is nestled between a magnificent harbour and surrounded by a natural amphitheater of forest-clad hills. This 4 day tour concludes at the conclusion of your sightseeing tour.

Please Note:

  1. Should you require one or more nights accommodation in Auckland prior to the commencement of this tour this is available on request.
  2. Should you require an airport transfer from Auckland International Airport to your Auckland accommodation this is also available on request.
  3.  The coaching on Day Three from Rotorua to Wellington is by Intercity Coach which will not include commentary. This is the only option available for this leg of the tour by which we can guarantee daily departure throughout the year.
  4. At the time of booking your credit card information will be securely sent via the payment process. Your credit card will not be charged until the date of travel.
  5. As from the 1st October 2019 all visitors regardless of passports, except Australian,  will require a tourism visa (NZeTA) which can be obtained online https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/nzeta very straight forward process, the online fee is NZ$12.00 per person.
    Once you obtain the visa’s they are valid for 2 years and can be used more than once. They work exactly the same way as a US ESTA. The NZeTA is not avaioable to all nationalities, the site provides a list of elligible countries.
  6. This tour operates in reverse (see tour LT94C). When booking this tour for 3 people, please select the 2 persons option and add the Triple Room supplement before proceeding. Quad room types and pricing are also available on request – email: info@leisuretours.co.nz

 

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights
Maximum number of people: Unlimited
Location: New Zealand – North Island
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