7 day new zealand gems
2 Nights in Unique Geothermal Rotorua
Explore art deco city of Napier
Capital city of Wellington
Whale watching cruise in Kaikoura (weather permitting)
Day 1: Auckland – Waitomo - Rotorua
Today travel south to Rotorua via the rich pastoral province of Waikato. Travel on to the fascinating Waitomo Caves where you will enjoy lunch. Here experience a guided tour of the famous Glowworm Grotto featuring an underground boat ride. Continue on via Lake Karapiro to arrive in Rotorua. In the evening enjoy a unique Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert with Tamaki Tours.
Day 2: Rotorua Sightseeing
Today you will experience the many varied sights that Rotorua has to offer. Visit the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, enjoy a guided tour and see Maori carving and weaving demonstrations. Walk through the Thermal Reserve to see boiling mud pools and shooting geysers. Next, Rainbow Springs a unique showcase of New Zealand's flora and Fauna and featuring some of New Zealand's endangered native species. The Rainbow Farm Show is definitely a 'hands-on' experience that will entertain and amuse giving an animated insight into New Zealand's farming history, then enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps take a tour the Buried Village or enjoy a swim at the Polynesian Spa (own expense).
Day 3: Rotorua – Taupo - Napier
This morning travel the short distance to Taupo where you will be taken on a guided tour of Taupo’s highlights including the Boat Harbour, Craters of the moon and the Aratiatia Rapids. Enjoy a spectacular jetboat ride to the Huka Falls. This evening enjoy an evening walking tour of Napier’s fascinating Art Deco architecture.
Day 4: Napier - Wellington
Enjoy a tour of some of Hawkes Bays leading wineries before travelling to Wellington.
Day 5: Wellington
At leisure in the capital city today. Make time to visit “Te Papa” the Museum of New Zealand and use your complimentary voucher in one of the eating establishments.
Day 6: Wellington - Kaikoura
Cruise across Cook Strait this morning and through the picturesque Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Follow the East Coast south to coastal Kaikoura.
Day 7: Kaikoura - Christchurch
Begin your day with a whale watching cruise or flight (weather permitting). Enjoy a short guided tour of Kaikoura’s highlights before travelling south to Christchurch where your tour concludes.
Luxury coach transport 6 nights accommodation Waitomo Caves tour with lunch Maori Hangi and concert Rotorua sightseeing tour Taupo Highlights tour Napier Art Deco evening walk Napier Winery Tour Interislander ferry TranzCoastal train journey Whale watching trip (weather permitting) Kaikoura Scenic Tour
Departs: Daily from 7.00am from Auckland Hotels, pick-up time confirmed at time of booking.
Operated by: Great Sights – Tour Code: SBXC7
Children: aged 0-12 years are at the child rate, when using existing bedding and sharing a room with 2 adults