Wellington to Auckland Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights) – LT94C


(per adult)

An independent four-day tour departing Wellington daily with three nights 4 - 4.5 star accommodation in Rotorua and Auckland. A unique opportunity to visit Rotorua: the geothermal capital of New Zealand, with guided tour of Te Puia. On your way to Auckland, a boat tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and a sightseeing tour of Auckland city on your final day has been arranged.

Day One: Wellington – Lake Taupo – Rotorua

This morning you will depart Wellington and travel north to Rotorua, initially up 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. As you travel further north you will reach the dry arid central plateau which is home of several active volcanoes. The volcanic cone snow-capped mountains form a spectacular backdrop to this barren landscape. At the top of the central plateau you will reach the shores of Lake Taupo and the Taupo Township. Following a brief stop in the township you will continue on through native forest and bushed hills to Rotorua: the geothermal capital of New Zealand.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel or similar

Day Two: Rotorua

Visit Te Puia and experience Rotorua’s famous Maori culture and geothermal activity with a tour of the neighbouring Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley – a place where mud pools bubble and boil and geysers shoot steam high into the air. Tour concludes early afternoon with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel or similar

Day Three: Rotorua – Waitomo – Auckland

Today travel through the lush Waikato Plains, the Fitzgerald Glade and Mamaku Hills to Waitomo. At Waitomo, enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves which includes a boat ride through the famous Glowworm Grotto. Wander through subterranean caverns, which are lit by tiny luminescent glowworms, and learn how the stalagmites, stalactites and other spectacular limestone rock formations were formed over millions of years. From Waitomo, the coach continues through the beautiful Waikato region, the dairy farming capital of New Zealand, and onward to Auckland for a late afternoon arrival.

Accommodation: Airedale Suites Auckland or similar

Day Four: Auckland

This morning enjoy a comprehensive city sightseeing tour of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, which extends over a narrow isthmus between the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean and the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea. Learn about Auckland’s spectacular natural features including 49 dormant volcanoes. This four day tour concludes at the conclusion of your sightseeing tour.

Please Note:

  1. Should you require one or more nights accommodation in Wellington prior to the commencement of this tour this is available on request.
  2. Should you require an airport transfer from Wellington  International Airport to your Wellington accommodation this is also available on request.
  3.  The coaching on Day One 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 LT94B). 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