5ANZZ New Zealand North Island Adventure
- 5 Days / 4 Nights
- 2 nights in Auckland and 2 nights in Rotorua
- 4 nights of accommodations
- Daily buffet breakfast
- 1 dinner in Rotorua
- 1 lunch during touring.(Waitomo)
- Sightseeing tours in air-conditioned coaches with English-speaking driver-guide
- Private transfers to / from the airport
- All entrance fees as per itinerary
- Service and local taxes
- Value pricing starts at $1,715.00 per person
- First Class pricing starts at $1,835.00 per person
- All prices are based on exchange rates as of 12/23/07 and are subject to change until booked
- Single supplement rate available upon request
Day 1 - Arrive AucklandOn arrival you will be met by a representative of ANZ Tours and transferred to your hotel.
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city. It is the main point of entry for most overseas visitors and is well served with hotels and restaurants. The busy main street of the city is lined with shops, boutiques and businesses and some of the outlying suburbs are noted for the quality of the shopping.
Day 02 - Auckland - Waitomo- RotoruaYou will be collected from your hotel for your tour to Waitomo and Rotorua.
Travel through the rich dairying country of the Waikato arriving at Waitomo in time for lunch.
The Waitomo Caves in the limestone hill country southwest of Hamilton are one of New Zealand's main tourist attractions. The caves are well known for their glow-worms, which seemingly turn the roofs into a galaxy of stars. Undertake a guided tour of the world-famous Waitomo Glow-worm Grotto. This includes a silent boat ride on an underground river into a cavern spangled with radiant blue/green lights of thousands of tiny glow-worms. Striking limestone formations include the famous "Organ" and the lofty chamber called the "Cathedral".
From Waitomo continue onto Rotorua arriving about 5.00pm.
Day 3 - In RototuaVisitors from around the world have been coming to Rotorua since the 1880s. The city is best known for its thermal activity with geysers, mud pools, hot pools and steam vents providing spectacular sights. Thermal waters are used to treat ailments as well as provide bathing and relaxation. The tour coach will call for you for your tour of Rotorua.
Visit the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, here young Maori carvers are taught the skills of their ancestors, a guided tour shows you traditional crafts of flax weaving, wood and jade carving. Following this you will see pools of bubbling mud, spouting geysers, silica terraces and steam pouring out of vents at your feet, including lively al reserve it is off to Rainbow Springs for a guided tour of the freshwater springs full of rainbow and brown trout (underwater gallery for viewing) in their various stages of development.
Also included is the Agrodome Show - a "must see" entertaining stage show starring sheep shearing, live sheep auction, cow milking (you try it!), feeding cute cuddly baby lambs and an outdoors sheep dog trial. This richly informative show gives you an animated insight into New Zealand farming. Return to the hotel by 12.30 with the rest of the day at leisure.
This evening, attend a Maori Hangi (feast.). The food is cooked in the traditional Maori manner by natural steam in a pit in the earth. A wide selection of foods is generally provided including wild pork, lamb and seafood. Dinner will be followed by a Maori Cultural performance, which includes many traditional action songs.
Day 4 - Rotorua - AucklandMorning at leisure.
The coach will call for you early afternoon and you will travel back to Auckland via Matamata, center of this large, dairying, cattle fattening and sheep-farming district. Passing through the busy rural town of Hamilton continue travelling north over the Bombay Hills into Auckland.
You will be dropped off at your hotel by 6.00pm.
Day 5 - Depart AucklandYour time in Auckland is free until the transfer to the airport.
You will be transferred to the airport in time for your international flight.