<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> North Island Sunset Trail Itinerary New Zealand with Kiwi Talk

Sunset Trail

6 day itinerary

The very best of the west of North Island. Extend your journey to the South Island and it’s many wonders with this 6 day package.

Accommodation for this package includes a farmstay in rural pastures and a rustic villa.

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Day 1 : Arrive into Auckland
Meeting service and pick up your car at the airport. Drive to your accommodation for the night.

Stay: Aachen House

Day 2 : Auckland – Waitomo
This morning travel via Hamilton to Waitomo Caves, for a subterranean boat ride and cave walk. Continue through the rural pastures to your farmstay this evening. (approx 250km)

Stay: Waitomo Farmstay

Day 3 : Waitomo – New Plymouth
Drive through native bush heading south through the Awakino and Mangaotaki gorges. Visit the three sisters (towering rock formations( at Tongaporutu and discover ancient Maori rock drawings in nearby caves, before arriving into New Plymouth. (approx 175km)

Stay: AhuAhu Beach Villas


Day 4 : New Plymouth
A day to explore the sights of Taranaki. You will be taken on a half day tour including the highlights of Mount Taranaki, a dormant 2581m volcano, exploring the flora and fauna of the region (lunch included). The rest of the day is at leisure.

Stay: AhuAhu Beach Villas

Day 5 : New Plymouth – Wellington
Follow the Surf Highway along the western coastline, visiting arts and crafts stores en route. Pass through Wanganui and Palmerston North before driving further south to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. (approx 375km)

Stay: Ruby House

You have the option to extend your itinerary here by one night at Te Horo. This will include an extra optional day tour to Kapiti Island Wildlife Sanctuary.

Day 6 : Wellington
A day at leisure in Wellington. Return your rental car at the city or airport depot.

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