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Northern Circle

8 day itinerary

Take in the North Island and see its many beautiful sights including the Waitomo Caves, the thermal mud pools at Rotorua and Lake Taupo with this amazing 8 day package.

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Day One:
On arrival at Auckland Airport you are met and transferred to your hotel. (self drive passengers will collect the rental car for your exclusive use until the end of your tour).

Day Two:
This morning travel south over the Bombay Hills and through the lush Waikato pasturelands. At Waitomo, tour the subterranean caves by boat and see a grotto illuminated by countless tiny glow-worms suspended from the cave’s ceiling. Travel across the Waikato River and the Mamaku Hills to the famous geothermal centre of Rotorua.

Day Three:
A full day Rotorua sightseeing tour including the following attractions and activities. A guided walk through Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve to see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools, Paradise Valley Springs where you will see New Zealand’s native bird and animal wildlife. The Agrodome Leisure Park, famous for its entertaining sheep show, a gondola cable car ride to the Skyline Skyride complex and the Polynesian Spa, which is New Zealand’s leading thermal bathing complex. (Self drive passengers have the flexibility to explore these and many other activities in and around Rotorua – a map and entrance vouchers for included sights are provided).


Day Four:
Travel today is south via Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake and the World Heritage, Tongariro National Park, where the 3 volcanic mountains of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro dominate the scenery. Continue onto Napier, the fruit bowl of New Zealand. Afternoon at leisure for optional activities.

Day Five:
Travel south through the Manawatu Gorge, coastal horticultural farms and the rocky seascapes to Wellington. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Day Six:
A free day in New Zealand’s capital city. Make time to ride the cable car, visit the Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa) or the Parliament buildings. Wellington is noted for its live theatre, art galleries, restaurants and cultural activities.

Day Seven:
A transfer to the airport is included for your departure flight. (Self drive passengers must return their car at Wellington Airport). On arrival at Auckland Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day Eight:
A transfer to the airport is included for your departure flight.

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