May 16, 2018
7 DAYS AUCKLAND–ROTORUA–WELLINGTON “CAPITAL INTERLUDE”
Written By Zenda Macuja
Day 01 ARRIVE AUCKLAND
Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
Day 02 AUCKLAND (B)
Pick up by Great Sights coach for morning city tour featuring Viaduct Basin, Waterfront Drive, Savage Memorial, Parnell Village and summit of Mt. Eden volcano. Includes entrance to Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World.
Day 03 AUCKLAND – WAITOMO – ROTORUA (B)
Pick up by Great Sights coach and cross the rich Waikato farmland for Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves and a short boat ride through the famous Glow-Worm grotto. See twinkling lights emitting from the ceiling like stars in a dark night. Journey up bush clad Mamaku Range to arrive at the thermal resort of Rotorua.
Day 04 ROTORUA (B)
Join Great Sights coach for morning tour of Rotorua’s top attractions – Rainbow Spring to see wildlife and trout swimming in crystal clear water, enjoy an entertaining farm show at Agrodome highlighting sheep farming industry with sheep shearing demonstration. At Te Puia Thermal Reserve., you will see boiling mud pools and the mighty Pohutu geyser. Be enthralled by the Maori culture of wood carving , flax weaving demonstration and the replicas of the Maori buildings here.
Other sights in Rotorua includes the lakeside boulevard and the iconic Government Gardens. Afternoon free.
Day 05 ROTORUA – WELLINGTON (B)
Join Newmans coach for journey to Taupo and along the shore of the huge lake to spectacular Tongariro National Park comprising of massive active volcanoes and site of North Island’s ski fields. From the barren land of this plateau, you descend to Palmerston North to the “ Capital City” . Arrive Wellington by early evening.
Day 06 WELLINGTON (B)
Picked up by Hammonds Tour coach for morning city tour featuring Mt Victoria for 360deg view of the city. See “Beehive”
and Parliament Buildings, scenic bays and Lady Norwood Rose Gardens.
Afternoon free. A visit to Te Papa national Museum is recommended.
Day 07 DEPART WELLINGTON (B)
Pick-up and transfer to the airport by shuttle service.
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