Bay of Islands and Rotorua Unearthed

6N/7D - ***

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Escape to the Bay of Islands & Rotorua on a 7 day Short Break. Take in the sights of the Bay of Islands on board the Dolphin Seeker and see the Cape Brett Lighthouse, Hole in the Rock and more. Learn about Maori culture at the Waitangi Treaty Reserve and explore Auckland, the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Rotorua, Te Puia and enjoy a delicious Maori Hangi dinner and concert

As this Short Break departs at 6.45am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night. You’ll travel with a different Driver Guide and group of like-minded travellers each day, for a more diverse experience.

Tour Highlight

  • Cruise in the Bay of Islands .
  • Day at leisure in the Bay of Islands.
  • Visit Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto.
  • Experience Maori culture at Te Puia.
  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park.
  • Fun at the Agrodome Sheep Show.
  • Maori Hangi and Cultural Concert.
  • No Air fare is included in the tour package.
  • Driver (Tour Guide) and private vehicle or Group vehicle is included in the tour package.
  • Meals as specified .
  • Sightseeing entry fees as specified (included)
  • Passenger choice for optional activity (Payable by passenger)
  • Transportation: A private Vehicle is provided on arrival.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off is provided throughout.
  • Cancellation: Passenger should inform before 14 days of the staring date of tour package otherwise total amount will be non- Refundable.
  • Cancellation fee: Subject to change according to cancellation policy of our supplier (Hotel, Cruise, activities, etc.)
    and plus 20 % Eco Travels cancellation fee of the total tour package amount.

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Day 1:- Welcome to Auckland – Bay of Islands

Dinner provided.

Depart Auckland by coach for the Bay of Islands. On arrival in Paihia visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve, where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed. You’ll have time on your own to learn about New Zealand’s early Maori and European history and take in highlights such as the Maori War Canoe (Waka) and Meeting House (Marae). Then board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose-built catamaran, and meet your experienced local skipper for a cruise through the beautiful clear waters. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as you get up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic ‘Hole in the Rock’. You’ll be holding your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the unique sights of Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay.Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Garden Rooms (Standard) or Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Water View Rooms (First Class), 2 nights

Day 2:- Bay of Islands ‘Free Time’

Breakfast provided.

The day is at leisure for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Perhaps take a coach trip to Cape Reinga, the northern-most point of New Zealand, via idyllic Ninety Mile Beach, a day of sailing on a tall ship or play a round of golf. Tonight, you can choose to dine at one of the local cafés or restaurants on the waterfront.

Day 3:- Bay of Islands – Auckland

Breakfast at hotel. This morning why not spend time in a local café or perhaps take a ferry to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand. This afternoon enjoy the lush green farmland scenery as you return to Auckland.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Auckland (Standard) or The Langham Hotel Auckland (First Class).

Day 4:- Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua

Breakfast at hotel. Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of a historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local guide through the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto – a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel (Standard) or Millennium Hotel, Rotorua (First Class), 2 nights.

Day 5:- Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua

This morning is at leisure. Later travel through lush Waikato farmland on your way to Auckland.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Auckland (Standard) or The Langham Hotel Auckland (First Class).

Day 6:- Rotorua – Auckland

Breakfast at hotel. Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of a historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local guide through the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto – a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel (Standard) or Millennium Hotel, Rotorua (First Class), 2 nights.

Day 7 :-Farewell from Auckland

Breakfast at hotel. Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).