6D5N North Island Experience

  • 6 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 3 Cities

New Zealand is a land of immense and diverse landscape. You'll see things here that you won't see anywhere else in the world.

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About This Trip

Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the many museums, art galleries and theatre shows that make up the city’s pulsing cultural scene.

Trip code: NZC-NIEX

5 Nights

accommodation

0 Meals

On-Trip Transport

Self-Drive via car

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Auckland

Transfer from airport to hotel or collect rental car for self drive option.

  • Self pick up your car
  • Overnight : Auckland City Hotel

Day 2: Waitomo - Hobbiton

Travel south of Auckland to Rotorua via the famous Waitomo Caves where a guided tour with a boat trip through the glow-worm grotto is included. Continue to Matamata and visit Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of ‘Middle Earth’. Continue to Rotorua (stay 2 nights).

  • Self Drive
  • Admission - Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Overnight: Sudima Hotel (2 nights)

Day 3: Rotorua

Three major attractions are included with your Rotorua sightseeing. Begin with a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve where you will see boiling mud pools and steaming geysers, before heading to Rainbow Springs for a chance to learn about New Zealand’s native bush and maybe see our native bird – the Kiwi. A visit to Rotorua is not complete without experiencing the Agrodome to learn about our farming heritage with an entertaining farm show. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert at your hotel.

  • Self Drive
  • Admission - Te Puia Thermal, Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, Agrodome Spring
  • Dinner (Maori Hangi Feast and concert)

Day 4: Rotorua

Taupo is a short drive from Rotorua allowing plenty of time to explore this scenic lake side town. We recommend you pre book a cruise on the lake or perhaps, for the thrill seekers, enjoy a jet boat ride with Hukafalls Jet.

  • Self Drive
  • Overnight: Suncourt Hotel & Conference

Day 5: Taupo

Heading to the bottom of the North Island from Taupo you will pass through the ‘Volcanic Plateau’ with magical views of Mt Ruapehu, the North Island’s highest peak before arriving in Wellington, our nation’s Capital. We suggest you visit Te Papa while in Wellington – New Zealand’s national museum.

  • Self Drive
  • Overnight: Bay Plaza Hotel

Day 6: Wellington

Transfer from your hotel to airport or return your rental car before departing.

  • Drop off your car

Travel Highlights

  • Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.
  • Rated as the third most liveable city in the world, Auckland is a place where vibrant city style and spectacular landscapes go hand in hand.
  • Cape Reinga offers the ultimate northern New Zealand experience. See two oceans collide and discover the place of leaping, where Maori spirits begin their final journey.
  • Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above, as you glide silently by boat in the world of famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original, iconic New Zealand attraction.
  • Discover the fun at Rainbow Springs! Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs offers an action-packed, fun-filled day out for the whole family.
  • The previously placid waters roar and rumble at great speed along the ravine before bursting into space out over Huka Falls to crash into the turbulent pool 11 metres below. A foot bridge right at the top of the falls puts you in a prime position to get up close and witness the frightening display of more than 220,000 litres of water blasting by every second. If you'd like to see the power and fury of the falls up close, try a jet boat ride.
  • Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, Australasia’s most visited museum is a must do on any New Zealand itinerary. Don't miss the exhibition created in partnership with Weta Workshop.
  • Skyline Rotorua is your ticket to an unforgettable holiday fuelled with adventure for people of all ages. Enjoy a fun-filled gravity ride on our Luge tracks, fly through the sky on our Zoom Zipline and feel the adrenalin rush on the Skyswing ride.

Where to EatLooking for Halal certified cuisine?

Auckland

  • Akbar Durbar Indian Takeaway, 51-61 Hobson St
  • Zam Zam Indian Restaurant, 54 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill
  • Khanz Restaurant, 491 Pakuranga Rd, Highland Park
  • Taste of Malaysia, 615 Great South Rd, Manukau
  • LJS Waitakere, Waitakere Mega Centre, 5 Vitasovich Ave, Henderson

Hamilton

  • Laziz Foods, 20 & 69 Colombo St, Frankton, Hamilton
  • Pizza Express, Shop 6, 4 Gordonton Rd, Chartwell, Hamilton

Rotorua

  • Ali Baba’s Tunisian Takeaways, 1146 Tutanekai St, Rotorua
  • Mecca Kebabs & Expresso, 1195 Tutanekai St, Rotorua

Lake Taupo

  • Best Kebabs, 75 Tongariro St, Taupo

Napier

  • Cafe Anatolia Turkish Cuisine, 303 Gloucester St, Taradale, Napier

Wellington

  • Aladdin's Turkish Café, Warehouse Complex, 52 Parumoana St, Porirua, Wellington
  • Zara's Turkish Café, 199 Main St, Upper Hutt, Wellington

It's Time to Pray!Where is the Mosque nearby me?

  • Auckland Airport Masjid
    Westney Road, Mangere Past Zayed College Auckland
  • Jamii Masjid
    921 Heaphy Terrace, P O Box 665 Hamilton Waikato Region
  • Masjid al Noor
    101 Deans Avenue Riccarton Christchurch Canterbury Region
  • Rotorua Islamic Centre
    21, Tarewu Road Rotorua
  • The Otafo Muslim Assoc. Alhuda Mosque
    21 Clyde St Kinmont Park, Dunedin
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