Bay of Islands/Rotorua Combo

Cruises Buses Sightseeing Culture Accommodation

Walk on pristine sand of deserted beaches, swim with dolphins, take a coach trip along Ninety Mile Beach or trek through ancient kauri forests - these are just some of the things you can do whilst visiting the beautiful Bay of Islands, on the Bay of Islands/Rotorua Combo Tour from Thrifty Tours.

Visit Te Puia where you'll view geothermal activity and learn about Maori crafts, before visiting Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Agrodome Sheep Show.

Experience the fascinating Waitomo Caves where you will enjoy a guided tour of the Glowworm Grotto, before continuing on to Rotorua. In the evening, enjoy a Maori hangi (feast) and concert.

Thrifty Tours offer the ideal itinerary for sightseeing and exploring Rotorua and the Bay of Islands at your own pace on this accommodated tour in New Zealand.


All of the tours offer a choice of five levels of accommodation, to suit different budgets and holiday styles.

All Accommodation Includes: TV Telephone Ironing facilities Fridge in unit and breakfast available

Motel: Centrally-located motel accommodation, for those on a budget.

Bronze: Clean, comfortable, value for money accommodation.

Silver: Tourist properties with full facilities on site.

Gold: First class tourist properties providing excellent locations and services.

Apartment: Modern apartment-style accommodation, featuring separate bedrooms and kitchen facilities.


Day 1 Auckland - Bay of Islands: North over the Harbour Bridge to Whangarei and Paihia. Cruise the Bay and through the intriguing Hole in the Rock. Stay 2 nights in Paihia.

Day 2 Cape Reinga Day Tour: Venture North to Cape Reinga via Puketi Kauri Forest, viewing giant Kauri trees, to where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet. Zoom along Ninety Mile Beach. Stop for sightseeing and refreshments(own expense).

Day 3 Paihia - Auckland - Rotorua: Return to Auckland and then through the Waikato Valley to Rotorua. Highly recommended is the fascinating Maori hangi (feast) and concert tonight (optional). Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.

Day 4 At Rotorua: The half day sightseeing tour is included - you will 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 attract you. Tour Bonus - This afternoon enjoy your Hell's Gate mud bath and spa (including facial mud pack).

Day 5 Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland: Travel to Waitomo for a tour of the limestone caves. Cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue via Hamilton and the Waikato River to Auckland once more.


  • Stopover in beautiful Bay of Islands
  • Waitomo Glow worm Caves
  • Geothermal wonderland of Rotorua
  • Experience Maori culture


  • Luxury coach transport
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Cape Brett and 'Hole in the Rock' cruise
  • Tour of Waitomo Caves Glow worm grotto with lunch
  • Rotorua sightseeing tour


Departs: Daily from 7.00am from Auckland Hotels, pick-up time confirmed at time of booking.
Returns: Auckland 6.00pm

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Children: Aged 0-12 years are at the child rate, when using existing bedding and sharing a room with 2 adults
Operated By: Thrifty Tours

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