North Island Discovery
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Product Code : AGORA871
Experience the vibrant culture and geothermal wonders of New Zealand's North Island on this private 7-day tour. Discover iconic cities like Auckland and Rotorua, explore the mesmerizing Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and relax in the geothermal hot springs of Taupo. Immerse yourself in Maori traditions, witness captivating cultural performances, and indulge in delicious Maori cuisine. From stunning landscapes to rich cultural experiences, this tour offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation on the North Island.
Day 1: Arrival in Auckland, Transfer to Hotel
Upon your arrival at Auckland Airport, you will be greeted by a friendly guide who will assist you with your transfer to your hotel. Take some time to relax and settle in, or explore the city at your own pace. Auckland, known as the "City of Sails," offers a vibrant blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and modern city life.
Day 2: Auckland City Tour
After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, embark on a guided tour of Auckland city. Explore iconic landmarks like the Sky Tower, Auckland Harbour Bridge, and Viaduct Harbour. Visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum to learn about New Zealand's rich history and Maori heritage. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top of Maungawhau (Mount Eden) and stroll along the vibrant waterfront. In the evening, indulge in a delightful dinner at one of Auckland's renowned restaurants.
Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo (350km / 4.5 hours approx.)
Depart Auckland and travel south to Rotorua, stopping along the way to visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Marvel at the magical glowworms illuminating the underground caves as you take a boat ride through this unique natural wonder. Continue your journey to Rotorua, known for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. In the evening, immerse yourself in a traditional Maori cultural performance and feast on a delicious Hangi meal cooked using geothermal steam.
Day 4: Rotorua Geothermal Wonders and Maori Village
Today, explore the geothermal wonders of Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, a Maori cultural center, and witness the bubbling mud pools, geysers, and the iconic Pohutu Geyser. Learn about Maori traditions, wood carving, and weaving. Experience the healing properties of the natural geothermal hot pools and indulge in a relaxing spa treatment. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Maori feast, where you can savor a Hangi meal and witness a captivating cultural performance.
Day 5: Rotorua to Taupo (82km / 1.5 hours approx.)
Leave Rotorua behind and make your way to the beautiful lakeside town of Taupo. Admire the stunning scenery as you drive along the shores of Lake Rotorua and Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake. Upon arrival in Taupo, take the opportunity to relax in the geothermal hot springs or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the lakefront. In the evening, indulge in a delicious dinner at one of Taupo's waterfront restaurants.
Day 6: Taupo to Bay of Islands (430km / 5.5 hours approx.)
Today, depart Taupo and embark on a scenic drive to the Bay of Islands. Pass through rolling farmlands, charming coastal towns, and lush countryside. Arrive in the Bay of Islands, a subtropical paradise known for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. Take a cruise to explore the Bay of Islands, marveling at its picturesque islands and abundant marine life. Visit the historic town of Russell, the first capital of New Zealand, and learn about the region's rich history. In the evening, relax at your hotel and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Day 7: Bay of Islands to Auckland (230km / 3.5 hours approx.)
On the final day of your North Island Discovery, depart from the Bay of Islands and make your way back to Auckland. Enjoy a scenic drive through the North Island's breathtaking landscapes, passing charming towns and verdant countryside. Arrive in Auckland and catch your departure flight, bidding farewell to the North Island and taking with you cherished memories of its vibrant culture and natural wonders.
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
- Accommodation in comfortable hotels with daily breakfast.
- Guided tours and activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance fees to attractions and national parks.
- Transportation in a private vehicle with a professional driver.
- Traditional Maori cultural performances and Hangi meals.
- Experienced tour guide providing informative commentary throughout the tour.
- All taxes and service charges.
- International flights to and from New Zealand.
- Meals other than breakfast unless specified in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional activities, and gratuities.
- Travel insurance (highly recommended).
- Optional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Visa fees, if applicable.
- Any additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters or flight delays.