See the highlights of Rotorua on a 4 day Short Break. Discover Auckland, Waitomo’s world-famous Glow Worm Caves, Rotorua,Te Puia, the Agrodome Sheep Show and more.
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.
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 world-famous 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), Rotorua, 2 nights.
Breakfast and dinner provided.
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools.Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna.You may even spot a kiwi! Then enjoy a demonstration of New Zealand’s agricultural industry with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Sheep Show.
Tonight enjoy a unique Maori Hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae.
Breakfast at hotel. Spend a day at leisure in Rotorua.
Late this afternoon travel through forests and lush Waikato farmlands on your way to Auckland.
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel (Standard) or The Langham Hotel (First Class), Auckland.
Breakfast at hotel. Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast.You’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).