Meet and Greet from Legends and a warm welcome to the City of Sails, “Auckland”
Explore city centre.
Onepoto Lake, North Shore (Round Trip Over the Harbour Bridge)
West Haven Marina / American Village
Mission Bay & St Helliers beach
Achilles Point View
M.J. Memorial Park
Parnell Rose Garden
Mt.Eden – A volcanic green Crater, enjoy panoramic city views.
Parry Kauri Park
Explore Pahia City
White Sand Beaches
Hole in the cruise (optional)
Day 1 – Arrive Auckland
Visit all the main attractions of Auckland city and learn why we call Auckland city of Sails. Start your tour by paying a visit to One Tree Hill and Cornwall Park.
Enjoy the views of Rangitoto Island from Auckland famous beach Mission Bay. Continue your drive towards St Helliers beach before enjoy the stunning views of Watamata Harbour.
Pay a brief visit to M.J. Memorial Park, enjoy the views of vibrant Mission bay, beach on one side and suburb on the other and then pass through Parnell Village and Rose garden on the way to visit Auckland Domain.
Then get amazed by the mind-blowing views from Mt Eden. The mountain is the second highest natural point in the whole of the Auckland region; explore the amazing features on foot with a heritage walk.
Evening left either to relax or stroll down to Auckland’s iconic Queen Street to check out the shops with best New Zealand designers, international fashion labels, markets, boutiques, arts retailers and much more.
Overnight in Auckland
Day 2 – Auckland to Bay of Islands (One day tour)
Get ready for the journey through landscapes that blend magnificent coast. We will head towards northern region of Auckland to visit Bay of Islands, a subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty & history.
Maori culture is rich and noticeable in this region.
First stop at Parry Kauri Park to witness the two huge Kauri Trees. Visit the Museum or take one of the board walks through the native bush.
Stretch your legs when we will make a brief stop at Whangarei Falls, which is a satisfying 26m waterfall near the maritime town of Whangarei. It can appear as several parallel columns of water or a large rectangular column depending on whether it has been raining heavily or not. A loop walk allowed us to experience the falls both from its top and from its bottom. There was a picnic table at the bottom, which was a nice spot to check out some of the ducks swimming across the plunge pool before the falls.
Explore Pahia which is famous for its white sand beaches and beautiful coastline, with a vast variety of marine wildlife.
Now choose either to experience Pahia’s top attraction, ‘Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett’ cruise, where you can enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock – hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you.
Enter the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the sheltered waters of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as we get you up close to the action from the comfort of Dolphin Seeker OR simply relax and enjoy the cities old fashion shops and visit Haruru Falls, New Zealand is a miniature version of Niagara fall and mind blowing sceneries.
Later head back to Auckland.
Overnight in Auckland
Day 3 – Auckland to Waitomo Caves & Rotorua
We will take a scenic drive along the Waikato River, overlooking the country’s rich farmland and stunning landscapes.
WAITOMO– Get ready to Explore “Waitomo Caves”. Your guided tour will take you through over 250 meters of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral.The acoustics in this particular cavern are world-renowned.
Your experienced tour guide will deliver a highly informative commentary about the formations and the history of the area.
The highlight of your tour is an unrivalled boat trip through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto.
Continue our journey towards Rotorua – New Zealand’s ultimate holiday destination for locals and overseas visitors. Roto means lake and rua means two – Rotorua thus meaning ‘Second Lake’ in traditional Maori language.
A dream spot for sightseeing and explore a region steeped in Māori legend, history and culture, pass through stunning landscapes and dense forest of Mamaku Ranges before reaching Rotorua.
Visit – Te Puia and get closer to the Maori culture, you have an option to receive a traditional welcome (HAKA) followed by a cultural show
Then, gear up for a personalized guided tour to –
Pikirangi Māori Village: a traditional Māori village settlement and witness the pre-European Māori society.
Kiwi House – Come face to face with our amazing national bird and have an opportunity to learn more about them.
Geothermal Valley – Te Whakarewarewa
Explore the Mud Pools and the world famous geysers. Every day in Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley geysers erupt, mud pools bubble and steam hisses.
Cultural Show in Te Puia (Optional)
Visit Rotorua city centre, Government Gardens and Lake Front before calling it a day.
You now have a choice either relax in the world famous Polynesian Spa or hit the bed for the day full of action.
Overnight in Rotorua
Day 4 – Rotorua Sightseeing
No matter what your particular interests are, Rotovegas (Rotorua) can satisfy your each and every desire.
Start your day by visit the stunning Green Lake, Blue Lake before exploring the famous Redwood Forest.
Then either get the thrill back in life by experiencing various other famous activities this city has to offer.
Visit Wai O Taupo – A Geothermal wonderland!
Wai O Taupo (Optional)
Enjoy another attraction on the way to Taupo City, which is Huka Falls
Relax and enjoy lunch (at own cost) overlooking the beauty of this modern city and its Lake. Later head back to Rotorua.
Day 5 – ROTORUA back to Auckland via Matamata/Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (optional)
Toot towards Matamata – A town known for its thoroughbred industry, dairy farming heritage, and historic Firth Tower Museum and of course the Hobbiton Movie Set Tours.
Since the launch of the Lord of the Rings movies and the subsequent opening of the Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, Matamata has become a vibrant visitor destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Wonder around this country town and enjoy the perfect blend of old fashion shops and Modern Cafes, before your 2 hours Hobbiton Move Set guided tour. (Optional)
Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, where you will visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy in a fascinating two-hour guided tour.
If you choose to miss the Hobbiton Move Set Tour, we will then head toward Hunua Ranges, little more than an hour drive towards Auckland.
The Hunua Falls is located in the western part of Hunua Ranges Regional Park. The spectacular 30 metre waterfall is part of the Wairoa River which carves through an ancient volcano as it winds its way north through the township of Clevedon, before meeting the Hauraki Gulf.
Later, head back to Auckland!
Overnight in Auckland
Day 6 – Auckland
Yes, a day for shopping, packing and complete relaxation before life gets too serious again.
Today, we’ll remind you what Richard Bach once said: “Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”
Airport transfer as per your flight schedule.
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