8 Days Natural New Zealand & Meet the Hobbit
Auckland – Coromandel – Tauranga – Rotorua – Matamata
The Coromandel, renowned for its pristine beaches, misty forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand's top dream holiday destinations. While in New Zealand, you must not miss Rotorua – known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing New Zealand’s fascinating Maori culture. And oh, the Hobbiton Movie Set is a must see for fans of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit.
- Hot Water Beach, Hahei, Cooks Beach, Cathedral Cove
- Kiwi 360
- Comvita Visitor’s Centre Manuka Honey
- Te Puia Thermal Reserve
- Rainbow Springs Wildlife
- Agrodome Farm Show
- Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert
- Hobbiton Movie Set
- Self Drive
|1||Arrival in Auckland
Upon arrival in Auckland, ‘The City of Sails’, self drive clients will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.
|2||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!
|4||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.
|5||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.
|7||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’.
Your arrangements conclude today with the return of your (optional) rental car.
- Breakfasts daily at all hotels
- All sightseeing entry fees included as per itinerary
- A choice of three accommodation options
(Standard, Superior, First class)
- A choice of three transport options
(Compact, Intermediate, Full Size, Premium)
- International flight tickets
(we can assist to book and issue tickets)
- Domestic flight tickets (if any)
- Meals not stated in itinerary
- Entrance fees for optional activities
- Travel Insurance
- All personal expenses
First Class Hotels
Holden Barina or similar
4 persons, 1 hard case, 2 soft bags
Holden Trax or similar
4 persons, 2 hard cases, 1 soft bag
Holden Commodore or similar
4 persons, 2 hard cases, 2 soft bags
Hyundai Imax or similar
8 persons, 3 hard cases, 1 soft bag