5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS AUCKLAND ROTORUA & BEYOND ROUTE
GT_5D4NTWSD 5D4N AUCKLAND, NORTH ISLAND 01 MAY 2022 - 30 APR 2023
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Adventure to a wonderland of volcanic landmarks, luminescent glowworms, bubbling mud pools, spouting geysers and a wealth of Maori culture. This is the perfect tour for those wanting to experience the unique geothermal nature New Zealand is famous for. 

1
Auckland (Arrival)

On arrival in Auckland, collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel. Distance 30 mins from Auckland Airport.

Hotel check in time 1400pm. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore Auckland, New Zealand’s City of Sails.

You could visit Sky Tower (extra activity), for extensive views of greater Auckland including visual and audio displays detailing the history of New Zealand’s largest city. Or visit the Viaduct Harbour waterfront region, and enjoy an afternoon drink at one of the many popular restaurants with stunning views out over Waitemata Harbour.
Perhaps visit the Auckland Museum (extra activity) or go shopping in stylish Parnell. For an unforgettable experience walk the Auckland Harbour Bridge or do a Bungy (extra activity).

Hotel Auckland City Hotel or similar
2
Auckland - Waitomo (195km) - Matamata (102km) - Rotorua (67km)

Check out hotel and cruise down the southern motorway, suburban scenery gradually gives way to the farmland of South Auckland, an area favoured by bloodstock breeders. You’ll enjoy motorway speeds all the way to Bombay, a major market gardening area.

The Waitomo Caves region is famous for its subterranean splendour. Beneath the surface of this ancient limestone region is a series of vast cave systems decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and glow-worms. Admission included to Waitomo Glowworm Caves 45min guided tour.

2 hours Guided tour of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, located inside a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep and beef farm near Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

Continue to Rotorua.

Maori Hangi Dinner & Concert (extra activity) - Experience an authentic Māori welcome ceremony, warrior's challenge and a powerful cultural performance of song and dance. Then share in a feast cooked in a traditional Maori hāngī (earth oven), a centuries-old cooking method perfect for feeding a crowd and bringing a community together.

Hotel Sudima Hotel or similar
3
Rotorua Sight

Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing our fascinating Maori culture. Today you'll visit one of the local geothermal attractions before a sensory evening display in the forest.

Waimangu Geothermal Valley - Waimangu connects people with the beating heart of the world’s youngest geothermal valley, its unique history and legacy. Discover how the world began. Experience spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly coloured micro biology and a wide array of birds. Become immersed in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption, its people, and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created the world’s youngest geothermal park. Explore Waimangu at your own pace on the easy, mainly downhill, 1.5km walk.

Redwoods Treewalk Nightlights - Forest and fantasy come to life within this magical illuminated evening treewalk. Redwoods Nightlights™ is one of New Zealand’s top design led tourism experiences. Set high amongst the giant redwood trees, 30 exquisite lanterns float above the forest floor. Enjoy the mesmerising forest at night on a 40 minute award-winning, eco-tourism walk that spans 28 platforms and suspension bridges. Suitable for all ages and perfect for those looking for things to do in Rotorua at night.

Skyline Gondola Ride (extra activity), scenic ride high above Rotorua for spectacular views of the city and lake. Enjoy views from the Skyline Complex at the top, stay for a meal or take part in some of the activities on offer.

 

Hotel Sudima Hotel or similar
4
Rotorua - Auckland (228km)

After breakfast, at own leisure. Hotel check-out time 10am.

Choose whether you spend the morning in Rotorua or the afternoon in Auckland for some optional activities.

National Kiwi Hatchery Tour (extra activity) Rotorua. Located at the Rainbow Springs Nature Park complex, the National Kiwi Hatchery is a leader in kiwi husbandry, egg incubation systems, hatching techniques and kiwi chick rearing. Learn all about the efforts of the kiwi husbandry team, discover what it takes to hatch a chick... and if you're really lucky, see baby chicks in person.

All Blacks Experience (extra activity) Auckland. The legendary New Zealand All Blacks is one of the most famous teams the sports world has ever produced. Learn the story, feel the passion and experience first-hand the All Blacks haka up close and personal. The only All Blacks attraction in the world, the experience includes a 45minute guided tour and hands-on interactive zone, giving visitors the chance to try their kicking, catching, line out and accuracy skills with digital challenges against the All Blacks.

Hotel Auckland City Hotel or similar
5
Auckland (Departure)

Your arrangements conclude today. Hotel check out time 1000am.

Your rental car should be dropped off at the airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.

 

Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 days Rental Car, include: Airport pickup/drop off fees, extra drivers (max 4 drivers), unlimited mileage and basic daily insurance (with damage excess).
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves - 45 minute guided tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 2 hours guided tour
  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley Admission
  • Redwoods Treewalk Nightlights
  • Travel Documents
Trip Exclude
  • International and/or Domestic air ticket
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon tea unless specified.
  • Rental car petrol expenses, car parking expenses, infringement tickets, insurance excess/waiver, security bond and GPS unit
Trip Mandatory
ITEMADULTCHILD
Agent Collection Fee 30.00 -
Optional Addon
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Breakfast at hotel x 4 358.00 -
General Terms
  • Rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice and/or upon hotel confirmation. This may be due to any special event and any immediate room surcharges implied by the hotel.
  • Hotel rooms are subject to availability.
  • The above itinerary is for reference only and visiting sequence may be different, and is subject to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
  • No refunds are given for any unused portion of this package or during tour.
  • No bookings are accepted less than 30 working days prior to departure.
  • 12fly of Malaysian Harmony shall not be liable for any loses or expenses incurred due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes beyond its control, such losses and expenses shall be borne by the clients.
  • Others 12fly terms & conditions applies.
Payment Terms
  • Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 500.00 per person.
Package Remarks
  • General travel period: May 2022 until April 2023 (Travel must be completed by 30 April 2023).
  • All tours can be taken in reverse.
  • Additional nights can be added at any point in the tour.
  • A fee of MYR 160.00 per service per file will be imposed for any amendment made after booking confirmed.
  • Driver's Licence - a valid driver's licence (original copy) for each driver must be provided when collecting the rental car. This licence must be in English. If the licence (original copy) is not in English, a certified International Driver's Licence may be used with the original driver's licence. No copies or non-official documents will be accepted.
  • Credit Card - Only an authorised bank credit card, embossed with the card number and owner's name will be accepted to rent a vehicle. The credit card must be in the name of the principal driver. No other type of card or cash is accepted (eg debit or money cards).
  • All drivers must be 25years old or above to drive a rental car. For some car categories, you may be allowed to drive when aged 21-25yrs however a 'Young Driver Surcharge' and conditions will apply.
  • In most cities, there is a charge for parking (including overnight) and this is not included in the itinerary package. You are responsible to settle payment for all parking charges while in New Zealand.
  • At vehicle collection you will receive a copy of Rental Car's Terms & Conditions of car hire. These include revelent insurance details. Please ensure you read this document carefully.
  • Notice In Winter : All rentals car during May to October must have snow chains ready in the car in case of sudden snowfalls
  • Rates for children are available on application.
  • Surcharges apply on special events. Surcharge will be advise once accommodation is confirm.
  • Please ask for prices on extra night accommodation, extra activities and extra child.

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