5D4N Thermal Wonder

  • 5 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 2 Cities

Natural spectacles and unique wildlife encounters are two of New Zealand's biggest draw-cards. There are few places in the world where, within the space of one day, you can experience mountain vistas, ancient forests, volcanic landscapes and stunning coastline - all whilst spotting New Zealand wildlife found nowhere else on earth.

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About This Trip

If you’re a Tolkien fan, drive east to Matamata and visit Hobbiton Movie Set, the amazing Hobbit-sized village created for the movies. Or if surfing is more your style, then Raglan is the perfect spot for you, with one of the longest left hand breaks in the world.

Trip code: NZK-ROTW

4 Nights

accommodation

4 Meals

4 Breakfast

On-Trip Transport

Self-Drive via car

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Auckland

On arrival, seat in coach guests will be met and privately transferred to hotel. Self drive guests will collect a rental car and drive to the hotel.

  • Standard : Auckland City Hotel
  • Superior : Heritage Hotel
  • - Self pick up your car

Day 2: Waitomo - Hobbiton

Travel south past rolling green hills and lush pastureland to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Enjoy a guided tour of the weird and wonderful limestone formations and a magical boat ride under thousands of twinkling glowworms. Continue to Matamata and visit Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of ‘Middle Earth’. Continue to Rotorua (stay 2 nights).

  • Standard : Sudima Hotel
  • Superior : Distinction Hotel
  • - Self Drive
  • - Admission - Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set
  • - Breakfast

Day 3: Rotorua

Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show before continuing to Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife. This afternoon is at leisure to experience some of Rotorua’s other attractions. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.

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

Day 4: Rotorua

Choose whether you spend the morning in Rotorua or the afternoon in Auckland for some optional activities (optional activities not included in the tour price). Transfer from Rotorua to Auckland.

  • Standard : Auckland City Hotel
  • Superior : Heritage Hotel
  • - Self Drive
  • - Breakfast

Day 5: Auckland

Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car.

  • - Drop off your car
  • - Breakfast

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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