Explore NZ by Coach or Self-Drive Car
Look North 4 Days, 3 Nights
Departs Daily Tour # TT349
3 nights accommodation
Transfers within journey
TranzCoastal Train Journey
Maori Hangi & Concert
Te Puia Geothermal Experience
Agrodome Sheep Show
Waitomo Glow-worm Caves
All tours are flexible. Pre and post tour accommodation and airport transfer packages available.
Day 1: Christchurch - Picton - Wellington
The TranzCoastal train passes through North Canterbury sheep country to Kaikoura, where the track skims the spectacular coastline between the Kaikoura Ranges and the Pacific, before turning inland to Picton and the Marlborough Sounds. Cross Cook Strait by ferry to reach the North Island. Consider adding an evening sightseeing tour or an additional night to explore the capital city. Stay 1 night in Wellington.
Day 2: Wellington - Rotorua
Travel north along the rugged Kapiti coastline, to the fertile plains of the Manawatu. Cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road, past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Skirt Lake Taupo to the resort town of Taupo nestled on its southern shores. Pass Wairakei - wreathed by steam to reach Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.
Day 3: At Rotorua
This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at the thermal area, tame trout at the springs and performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome.
This afternoon enjoy your lunch at Skyline Restaurant including gondola.
Day 4: Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland
Travel to Waitomo for a tour of the limestone caves. Cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north alongside the Waikato River to Auckland. You arrive late afternoon.
This tour operates in reverse from Auckland
Accommodation has been chosen to fit our criteria of value for money, central locations, and guest services provided. All properties include TV and telephone in room and breakfast available on site. Our accommodation providers are fully informed of your travel arrangements and are happy to provide support and information during your stay.
There are five levels of accommodation, offering you a choice that fits your budget and holiday requirements.
Clean, comfortable, value for money accommodation Qualmark rating 3, 3+ Star
Tourist properties with full facilities on site. Qualmark rating 3+, 4 Star
First class tourist properties providing excellent locations and services. Qualmark rating 4, 5 Star