Itinerary - SPLENDID NEW ZEALAND

  • Day 1: Arrive Auckland

On arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, pick-up your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Auckland.

 

  • Day 2: Auckland - Coromandel

Depart Auckland, travelling along the Seabird Coast towards the Coromandel Penninsula. Suggested to stop at the Miranda Shorebird Centre or Rapaura Watergardens en route (entry not included in the tour price) before continuing through Thames and Coromandel townships. Take some time to explore the area before continuing to your accommodation to check in.

Overnight at the hotel in Coromandel (Breakfast)

 

  • Day 3: Coromandel

Visit or view from the mainland the most famous beaches in the Coromandel area today including Hot Water Beach, Hahei, Cooks Beach and Cathedral Cove.  There will be plenty of time to enjoy a swim if the weather permits!

 

OPTIONAL:

  • Driving Creek Railway Entry including Train Ride: The 1 hour return trip on the innovatively designed trains takes you through replanted native kauri forest and includes 2 spirals, 3 short tunnels, 5 reversing points and several large viaducts as it climbs up to the mountain-top terminus.

Overnight at the hotel in Coromandel (Breakfast)

 

  • Day 4: Coromandel - Tauranga

At leisure this morning. Book one of these optional activities – golf, fishing trip, horse riding, visit local museums, Waimarino Kayak Tours or shops etc. Optional activities not included in the tour price. This afternoon depart for Tauranga.

 

OPTIONAL:

  • Blokart Land Sailing: Blokart is a fun, fast, compact wind powered go-kart. These unique land sailing machines are super easy for everyone to use, lots of fun and 100% home grown in the Bay of Plenty.

Overnight at the hotel in Tauranga (Breakfast)

 

  • Day 5: Tauranga - Rotorua

This morning is free to explore Tauranga before heading along the coast to Te Puke. Enjoy a guided tour of a kiwifruit orchard at Kiwi 360 and visit the famous Comvita Visitor’s Centre, famous for the healing properties of Manuka honey. Continue to Rotorua at leisure.

 

OPTIONAL:

  1. White Island Tours, Whakatane: Our tour to White Island takes approximately six hours. It includes a comfortable 80-minute boat journey out to the island in a purpose-built launch and a two-hour exploration of New Zealand’s only live marine volcano with experienced and knowledgeable guides. A packed lunch is served before the journey home. At anytime during the day there is the opportunity to experience New Zealand’s bird and marine life. We have a permit to view dolphins and whales and we will spend time with these mammals whenever we see them.
  2. White Island Volcano Adventure Tour, Whakatane: Your flight departs by helicopter for a 20 minute informative flight to White Island situated across the sea directly north of the town of Whakatane, located in the Eastern Bay of Plenty before landing on the steaming volcano for a one hour tour of the island. Overnight at the hotel in Rotorua (Breakfast)

 

  • Day 6: Rotorua

Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.

 

OPTIONAL:

  • Swoop: Have you ever heard the expression just ‘let yourself go’? Well the swoop is the perfect example of how to do just that. Feel your heart beat as the anticipation increases as your raised 40 metres into the air high above the Ngongotaha stream, and then pulling a ripcord that that plunges you into an exhilarating swoop towards the ground at 130kmph. Take the plunge on your own or get others to join you to make for a more intense experience.
  • Shweeb: The Shweeb will get your pulse racing as you push through THE EDGE to compete against friends or family or clock to race for to challenge the world record. This thrilling and innovative riding experience takes you around a 200m track with scenic farmlands whizzing by as you power around three laps of the course with the potential to reach up to 45kmph and 60 degree swings on the bends. The Shweeb is a world first innovation and is totally human powered (yes, by you), pedaled just like a bicycle within your Shweeb pod, hanging from a monorail above you have 7 gears to work through over the 600m race. Team races are also available and every Shweeber receives a certificate showing how well you did for your country and class.
  • Freefall Xtreme: Ever wanted to fly, defy gravity and fly unattached and pretend that you are just like your favorite super hero? Freefall Xtreme is the only place in NZ where you can body fly. We provide you with a flight suit, training, tips and tricks for you to achieve the ultimate flight sensation. Be suspended on a giant column of air as the flight masters guide you as your reach heights of up to 4metres. This will leave you feeling blown away and we even let you keep your free hair style!! Freefall Xtreme is sure to leave you feeling ‘blown away!’

Overnight at the hotel in Rotorua (Breakfast & Dinner)

 

  • Day 7: Rotorua - Matamata - Auckland

Return to Auckland through the lush Waikato farmlands this morning, stopping for a guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set and see Peter Jackson’s ‘middle-earth’.

Overnight at the hotel in Auckland (Breakfast)

 

  • Day 8: Fly back

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport and return your rental car. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica.

Inclusions - SPLENDID NEW ZEALAND


  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Auckland
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Coromandel
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Tauranga
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Rotorua
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Auckland
  • Hot Water Beach & Cathedral Cove
  • Kiwi 360 kiwifruit experience
  • Comvita Visitors Centre
  • Rotorua: Maori Hangi (feast) Dinner and Concert, Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome Sheep Show.
  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
  • Transport by self drive rental vehicle including unlimited kms
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance

HOTEL OPTIONS

Location

3* Hotels

3.5* - 4* Hotels

4* - 4.5* Hotels

Auckland

Auckland City Hotel / Scenic Hotel Auckland

Amora Auckland / Heritage Hotel

Sky City Auckland / Rendezvous Hotel

Coromandel

Aotearoa Lodge

Pacific Harbour Lodge

Admiralty Lodge Whitianga / Grand Mercure Puka Park

Tauranga

Hotel Devonport (Standard)

Sebel Trinity Wharf (Superior)

Sebel Trinity Wharf (Executive) / Hotel Devonport (Executive)

Rotorua

Sudima Lake Rotorua / Ibis Rotorua

Holiday Inn Rotorua / Distinction Rotorua / Copthorne Rotorua

Millennium Rotorua / Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

 

 

Exclusions - SPLENDID NEW ZEALAND


  • Airfare (International & Domestic), Visa and travel insurance
  • Airport departure taxes (if applicable)
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Sightseeing transfers unless mentioned in the package inclusions.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
  • Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides etc.
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in the package inclusions
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘Package Inclusions’
  • Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
  • Taxes as applicable.

Self Drive:

  • Refundable rental insurance bond
  • Fuel charges
  • Vehicle pickup fees
  • Any additional drivers

Holiday package starting from NZD 1640*

*Terms and Conditions Apply. Prices valid till March 2018.

Notes:
  • All arrangements made by Vacations Exotica are in the capacity of an agent only. Vacations Exotica will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Certain sightseeing and day tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate and suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.
  • There is no refund for services not utilized.
  • Confirmations of all bookings are subject to availability at time of booking
  • Above rates are not valid during public holidays, festivals, events, exhibitions, conference and conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.

Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions

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