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.
Per person on DBL sharing basis
01 ARRIVE AUCKLAND
On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive clients will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.
02 AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - ROTORUA
Travel south to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Continue over the Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua.
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.
04 ROTORUA - NAPIER
Travel the forested road from Rotorua to arrive in Taupo. Lake Taupo is roughly the size of Singapore and a popular holiday spot for New Zealanders. Continue over rugged mountain ranges and well cultivated farmland to arrive on the East Coast and the ‘Art Deco’ city of Napier.
This morning is at your leisure to explore Napier. Perhaps take an Art Deco walking tour or enjoy a vintage car sightseeing tour of the city (optional tours not included in the tour price). This afternoon enjoy a wine tour that visits and includes tastings of 3 local wineries.
06 NAPIER - WELLINGTON
Travel through the Manawatu Gorge to Palmerston North, travelling down the Kapiti Coast to arrive in the ‘Capital City’ of Wellington
07 DEPARTURE DAY
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or 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.