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Auckland - Bay of Islands
Today your journey starts with an early departure from Auckland all the way to the Bay of Islands - a marine wonderland brimming with unique sights and wildlife. The sub-tropical region of the Bay of Islands is a stunning Maritime Park with 144 islands, secluded bays, and an abundance of marine life including marlin, whales, penguins, dolphins, gannets and many other species.
Waitangi: This is an area of considerable historical significance, and is the place where Maori and European signed the Treaty of Waitangi that joined them as one nation. Long considered the cradle of Polynesian and European settlement in New Zealand. You will visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve and learn about New Zealand's early Maori and European history.
Accommodation: Bay of Islands - 2 Nights
Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise
Hole in the Rock is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia or Russell and take in the stunning views as we glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Piercy Island/Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the 'Hole in the Rock'. This four-hour cruise includes an island stopover, dolphin viewing and the Hole in the Rock. Morning cruises depart daily and you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.You will head back to the inner islands of the Bay where you can choose to disembark in Russell or Paihia. The afternoon is free to spend exploring or relaxing.
Bay of Islands - Auckland
Spend some free time in the Bay of Islands this morning. Take a ferry to Russell, the first Capital of New Zealand or drink a cup of coffee in a lovely local cafe. In the afternoon you will enjoy the lush green farmland scenery, while returning to Auckland.
Some Activities and sightseeing options if you have time:
|Explore Waiheke Island
|Island Kayaking Adventure
|America’s Cup Sailing
|Auckland's Sky Tower
|Relax on the Beach
|Rangitoto Island Cruise & Walk
|West Coast Wine Tour
|Whale and Dolphin Safari
|Muriwai Surf Beach
Accommodation: Auckland - 1 Night
Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
Waitomo – the name coming from the Maori words wai (water) and tomo (hole) is home to an astonishing landscape. Hidden under the green hills of Waitomo lies a labyrinth of caves, sinkholes and underground rivers. The caves were carved by underground streams pushing through soft limestone over thousands of years.
Tour the amazing limestone caverns and sail through the still waters of the sparkling Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto - with plenty of time for your eyes to adjust to the darkness - intensifying the effect of thousands of softly shining glow worms.
Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand.
Accommodation Rotorua - 2 Nights
Enjoy a sightseeing tour this morning in Rotorua. Experience the Maori Culture and the amazing Te Puia. You will continue on to the Rainbow Springs Nature Park where you can join the Kiwi Encounter and then head over to the Agrodome Sheep Show for a taste of 'very kiwi' farm tour.
This evening you will visit the Tamaki Tribal Village for an evening of culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the famous haka - lots of fun!
Rotorua - Auckland
Enjoy some free time in Rotorua this morning.
Some recommendations for the afternoon if you have time:
|See Geysers & Boiling Mud
|Polynesian Hot Springs
|Whirinaki Forest Walk
|Thermally Active Golf
|Biking the Mighty Forests
|Flight to Volcanic Island
|Museum of Art & History
|Evening Cultural Experience
|White Water Rafting
During the late afternoon you will board your coach to return to Auckland.
Accommodation Auckland - 1 Night
What Narissa says about this tour: This 7 day trip is big on experiences without any arduous travel. You'll visit Waitomo caves, geothermal Rotorua and have the chance to relax in the stunning Bay of islands. With modest accommodation this trip is great value for all of the included activities. We have taken great care in arranging connections, transfers and centrally located accommodation so all the hard work of travel has been taken care of.Enquire Now