Explore New Zealand's North Island at your own pace for 8 days, with car hire.
Start your adventure in Auckland and stay overnight at Copthorne Hotel Auckland City. Rest before your drive to Rotorua the next day.
Pick up your car and travel south to the Waitomo Caves. You will be in awe of the fascinating glowworms in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves as you float through by boat.
After this amazing experience, drive through forest and farmland until you reach Rotorua where you will spend 2 nights at the Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua.
The incredible geothermal valley awaits you. Rotorua mud pools and geysers will amaze you and you might even spot the rare New Zealand Kiwi bird.
You will attend a Te Puia pass and cultural show which includes an authentic ceremonial welcome and "kapa haka" cultural shows with ancestral storytelling, song and dance.
You will also get to go to a Tamaki Maori Village Evening Cultural Experience including Hangi Buffet Meal. You will learn about the customs and traditions and take part in a welcome ceremony. In a pre-European Maori village within a 200 year old native Tawa forest, you will enjoy your Hangi meal which will be pre-cooked for over 3 hours under the ground on hot stones. After dinner songs and speeches are made, and then you will be taken back to your hotel.
Next you will go on a scenic drive south via Lake Taupo and continue to Hawke's Bay. Once you arrive you'll spend 2 nights at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier. The next day is free to explore Napier at your own pace.
You'll then get to spend your final 2 nights in Wellington at Ibis Wellington. Make the most of your free day in Wellington to explore the galleries, cultural activities and restaurants.
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Day 1 - Auckland
Arrive in Auckland and make your own way to the hotel. Overnight at Copthorne Hotel Auckland City.
Day 2 - Auckland to Rotorua. (approx 350kms)
Collect your vehicle and travel south to the Waitomo Caves. Walk through the world famous Cathedral Cave and hear the amazing acoustics in this vast space. Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above, as you glide silently by boat in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Continue through farmland and forest until you arrive in Rotorua. Spend two nights at Sudima Lake Rotorua.
Day 3 - Rotorua
Explore the geothermal valley and famous Rotorua mud pools & geysers. Get close to the rare New Zealand Kiwi bird and be enriched by our Maori arts, crafts, culture & history. Highlights of the cultural concert includes an authentic ceremonial welcome and "kapa haka" cultural shows featuring traditional ancestral storytelling, song & dance and the opportunity to join in the graceful poi dance or ferocious haka. Your night begins with transport from your Rotorua accommodation. As you journey to Tamaki Maori Village, your driver will share customs and protocols that must be observed during your visit. Upon arrival you will participate a welcome ceremony. Beneath the canopy of a 200 year old native Tawa forest, explore the living Pre-European Maori village as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activity of days done by. View the lifting of the Hangi meal that has been cooking for more than 3 hours beneath the ground on hot stones. The Hangi buffet feast & New Zealand dessert menu is shared before the evening draws to an end with waiata (songs) and whaikorero (speeches). Enjoy an entertaining journey back to your Rotorua accommodation with your Tamaki Driver.
Day 4 - Rotorua to Napier (approx 220km)
Travel south via Lake Taupo with the volcanic mountains dominating the scenery. Continue on to Hawke's Bay. Spend two nights at Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier.
Day 5 - Napier
A day at leisure to explore Napier.
Day 6 - Napier to Wellington (approx 320kms)
Enjoy the scenery as you travel south to Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. Spend two nights at Ibis Wellington.
Day 7 - Wellington
Spend the day at your leisure and explore the many galleries, cultural activities and restaurants Wellington has to offer.
Day 8 - Wellington
This morning drop off your car at the same time as it was picked up on day 2 to avoid additional charges.
Sale dates: 09 May 2018 to 31 May 2018
Pricing: per person, twin share
Valid for travel: 09 May 2018 to 30 September 2018
Airline: Airfare not included
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier
Hotel check-in time: 14:00
Hotel check-out time: 10:00
Maximum room capacity: 2 persons
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City Superior Room 1 x Queen Bed or 2 x Doubles Beds
Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua Superior Room 1 x King Bed or 2 x Queen Beds
Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier Superior Room 1 x King Bed or 2 x Double Beds
Ibis Wellington Standard Room 1 x Queen Bed
Child Policy: 3-12 years upon request. Charges apply
Infant Policy: 0- 2 years upon request. Charges apply
GROUP C - Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
"ALL VEHICLES EXCLUDE: Bond, Fuel, Age surcharge, Tolls, One Way Fees, Miscellaneous fees and and surcharges, Optional extras and tax on all payable direct items,"
Please note: The Renter must have a valid credit or debit card. The Renter must have a current drivers licence that they have held for a minimum of 12 months. All rentals are subject to a deposit at the time of vehicle collection to cover miscellaneous/optional charges and may also have to cover the applicable insurance excess and a NZD$100.00 fuel bond.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Includes cave entrance only
Tour Duration: 45 minutes
Tours currently depart every 15-30 minutes daily
Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Hotel pick up and drop off excluded
Te Puia pass and cultural show
Includes Te Puia day pass & cultural performance
Operating hours: 8.00am to 5.00pm
Concert times: 10.15am, 12.15pm, 3.15pm daily
Duration of concert: 45 minutes
Guided Tour: 60 minutes
Tamaki Maori Village Evening Cultural Experience including Hangi Buffet meal
Show pperates: Daily (except 25 Dec)
Show duration: 3.5 hours
Pick-up times: to be confirmed, pick-ups begin approx 75 mins prior to show
Show times : 6.15pm*
*Show 2: 5.00pm/Show 3: 7.30pm. Showtime will be confirmed at the time of booking depending on availability (Show 2 and Show 3 will only operate if Show 1 is fully booked).
Hotel pick up and drop off from Rotorua City accommodation available.
Terms and Conditions
Offer cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions and packages.
Only available for consecutive nightly stays.
Unused services or credits will not be reimbursed or redeemable to cash.
This deal is available for the duration of the sale dates, unless sold out. All bookings are subject to availability and confirmation by the supplier(s) and may be withdrawn at any time.
Until the booking has been paid and confirmed, the supplier may change the price of their service, which will impact the package price.
The price stated excludes any merchant/handling fees that apply if you elect to pay by credit card or finance. Any applicable fees will be included in the total price confirmed at time of purchase.
Not all packages are refundable. If you choose to cancel this package after you have booked, a cancellation fee of $250 applies, on top of any fees the suppliers (airline, hotel etc) charge.
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