Coromandel & Rotorua
Middle Earth' with a fascinating dose of fresh air, blue lakes and spectacular landscape, New Zealand is so much more beyond hobbits and the All Blacks. Get here to escape the everyday drudgery of life and don't be surprised to find yourself not wanting to leave. A lovely resilient community, think Christchurch being silently rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 2011, New Zealand is that fascinating country where you can bungee jump and go out to lunch at a local vineyard after, where you can go trekking through the wilderness or stroll through cities with amazing walking trails, where you could drive for hours and never get tired, where you could enjoy a Maori 'hangi' feast before you get to that rock concert you've booked tickets for months in advance.
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01 ARRIVE AUCKLAND
On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', self drive clients will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.
02 AUCKLAND - COROMANDEL
Depart Auckland, travelling along the Seabird Coast towards the Coromandel Penninsula. You might like to stop at the Miranda Shorebird Centre or Rapaura Watergardens en route (entry not included in the tour price) before continuing through Thames and Coromandel townships. Take some time to explore the area before continuing to your accommodation to check in.
Visit or view from the mainland the most famous beaches in the Coromandel area today including Hot Water Beach, Hahei, Cooks Beach and Cathedral Cove. There will be plenty of time to enjoy a swim if the weather permits!
04 COROMANDEL - TAURANGA
At leisure this morning. Book one of these optional activities – golf, fishing trip, horse riding, visit local museums or shops etc. Optional activities not included in the tour price. This afternoon depart for Tauranga.
05 TAURANGA - ROTORUA
This morning is free to explore Tauranga before heading along the coast to Te Puke. Enjoy a guided tour of a kiwifruit orchard at Kiwi 360 and visit the famous Comvita Visitor’s Centre, famous for the healing properties of Manuka honey. Continue through to Rotorua at leisure.
Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.
07 ROTORUA - MATAMATA - AUCKLAND
Return to Auckland through the lush Waikato farmlands this morning, stopping for a guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set and see Peter Jackson’s ‘middle-earth’.
08 DEPARTURE DAY
Your arrangements conclude today with the return of your rental car. We trust you enjoyed your Kiwiway Vacation!
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua, the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside offers tranquil surroundings with sensational views.
Our central location makes us easily accessible to Rotorua's cafes, restaurants and many popular local attractions. Stunning natural scenery, geothermal wonders and a vast array of leisure activities make Novotel Rotorua Lakeside the ultimate holiday, incentive or conference destination.
Atlas Cafe & Restaurant, offering sumptuous meals and in the evenings a choice of either buffet or a la carte dining. Enjoy the atmosphere of Clarke’s Bar, featuring an al fresco courtyard with lake views. Guests can also enjoy the popular and exciting performances at the Matariki Maori Cultural Centre. An event at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is like no other; devised with your expectations, your objectives and your audience in mind.
Relax. Unwind. Escape. In Balance Spa - create your own sense of wellbeing by tailoring your stay to a regime for health and rejuvenation, utilising our fully equipped gymnasium and spa.