Explore NZ by Coach or Self-Drive Car
Northern Highlights 3 Days, 2 Nights
Daily Departures Tour # TT974
2 nights accommodation
Transfers within journey
Waitomo Glow-worm Caves
Maori Hangi & Concert
Te Puia Geothermal Experience
Agrodome Sheep Show
All tours are flexible. Pre and post tour accommodation and airport transfer packages available.
Immerse yourself in the rich culture of New Zealand's Maori heritage, including a traditional hangi and concert
Day 1: Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
Travel south through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glow-worms. Continue east to Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.
Day 2: At Rotorua
This morning see roaring geysers, boiling mud pools at the thermal area, tame trout at the springs and performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome. This afternoon is free - there are many activities to enjoy.
Day 3: Rotorua - Wellington
Drive south to Wairakei - wreathed by steam, then to Taupo. Skirt Lake Taupo, and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngaruahoe and Ruapehu. Continue across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along the rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Arrive late afternoon.
Return to Auckland by coach for an additional NZ$89 or travel to Christchurch by train and ferry for an additional NZ$199.
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