Auckland to Wellington 10-Day Round-Trip Sightseeing Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Auckland City only. Please confirm your hotel 48 hours in advance so we can advise the nearest pick-up location. to Auckland City, early evening (can vary depending on road conditions)

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This 10-day small-group adventure tour is guaranteed to take you further off the beaten track around the wonders of New Zealand's North Island. Departing from Auckland, you will visit Haihei and its famously beautiful beaches, Rotorua for cultural insights into the ways of the native Maori people and hike the volcanic plateaus of Tongariro National Park, to marvel at the dormant volcanoes and emerald crater lakes. You’ll get the chance to overnight on a high country station, where you will join a 4WD eco-wilderness farm tour, before paying a visit the capital city of Wellington where you have some free time to explore Te Papa (National Museum) before returning back up to Auckland.
Day 1: Auckland to HaheiMeet the group and head south east stopping at the famous Cathedral Cove.Drive to the unique Hot Water Beach and dig up your own personal spa pool in the sand (tide dependent).Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beachDay 2: Free Day in HaheiToday you have a full free day to embrace the laid back Coromandel lifestyle. Get up early to catch the sunrise on the beach or take a guided boat tour through the cliffs and caves of the nearby marine reserve.Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beachDay 3: Hahei to RotoruaVisit Hobbiton or explore geothermal wonderlands today as we travel through the Waikato region to Rotorua.Accommodation: Central city hostelDay 4: RotoruaEnjoy a free day to discover an area rich in Maori heritage and adrenaline activities. You can even opt for a day tour to Waitomo or White Island.Accommodation: Central city hostelDay 5: Rotorua to Lake AniwhenuaThe morning is free to try one of the many adventure activities on offer in Rotorua, before we depart at midday to drive into the remote area of Lake Aniwhenua. A local Maori guide will share the area’s history and lead us to visit the area’s sacred archaeological sites. Prepare a hangi feast, learn traditional stick games and visit the local communityAccommodation: Lakefront lodgeDay 6: Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck StationAfter breakfast we depart and head to Taupo to see the mighty Huka Falls, and for the brave we have time for skydiving! In the afternoon, we make our way to Blue Duck Station, an award-winning 7,200 acre high country farm that is both a working station and an environmental conservation leader.Accommodation: Country station lodgeDay 7: Free day at Blue Duck StationToday you have a free day to explore this truly amazing and secluded location in depth. The included 4WD farm tour will give you a tantalising taste of life in remote, rural New Zealand. There are plenty of other optional farming and conservation-based activities for you to experience around the property as well.Accommodation: Country station lodgeDay 8: Blue Duck Station to RaetihiToday you get a chance to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Be prepared for some epic scenery as you walk around the base of “Mt Doom” from the Lord of the Rings films.Accommodation: Mountain view lodgeDay 9: Raetihi to WellingtonToday we head to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Discover the New Zealand wonders on display in Te Papa Museum or stroll along the waterfront.Accommodation: Central city hostelDay 10: Wellington to AucklandToday is an express journey from Wellington to Auckland. We stop along the way for photos and to have lunch in National Park. Meals: Breakfast

What’s included

  • Experienced tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 9-Night accommodation and transfers
  • Walk to the iconic and very beautiful Cathedral Cove beach
  • Guided tour of sacred Maori rock carvings, hangi cooking demonstration, 1 cooked feast and 1 continental breakfast
  • 4WD bush safari / eco-wilderness farm tour on high country station
  • Overnight at Raetihi (+ opportunity to hike Tongariro Crossing)
  • Free time in Wellington to visit the impressive National Museum - Te Papa
  • Goods and Services Tax included

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, other than the meals specified under inclusions
  • Extra optional activities which can be booked directly with your Driver (pay as you go)

Itinerary

Day 10: Wellington to Auckland Today is an express journey from Wellington to Auckland. We stop along the way for photos and to have lunch in National Park. Meals: Breakfast
Day 1: Auckland to Hahei Meet the group and head south east stopping at the famous Cathedral Cove.Drive to the unique Hot Water Beach and dig up your own personal spa pool in the sand (tide dependent). Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beach
Day 2: Free Day in Hahei Today you have a full free day to embrace the laid back Coromandel lifestyle. Get up early to catch the sunrise on the beach or take a guided boat tour through the cliffs and caves of the nearby marine reserve. Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beach
Day 3: Hahei to Rotorua Visit Hobbiton or explore geothermal wonderlands today as we travel through the Waikato region to Rotorua. Accommodation: Central city hostel
Day 4: Rotorua Enjoy a free day to discover an area rich in Maori heritage and adrenaline activities. You can even opt for a day tour to Waitomo or White Island. Accommodation: Central city hostel
Day 5: Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua The morning is free to try one of the many adventure activities on offer in Rotorua, before we depart at midday to drive into the remote area of Lake Aniwhenua. A local Maori guide will share the area’s history and lead us to visit the area’s sacred archaeological sites. Prepare a hangi feast, learn traditional stick games and visit the local community Accommodation: Lakefront lodge
Day 6: Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck Station After breakfast we depart and head to Taupo to see the mighty Huka Falls, and for the brave we have time for skydiving! In the afternoon, we make our way to Blue Duck Station, an award-winning 7,200 acre high country farm that is both a working station and an environmental conservation leader. Accommodation: Country station lodge
Day 7: Free day at Blue Duck Station Today you have a free day to explore this truly amazing and secluded location in depth. The included 4WD farm tour will give you a tantalising taste of life in remote, rural New Zealand. There are plenty of other optional farming and conservation-based activities for you to experience around the property as well. Accommodation: Country station lodge
Day 8: Blue Duck Station to Raetihi Today you get a chance to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Be prepared for some epic scenery as you walk around the base of “Mt Doom” from the Lord of the Rings films. Accommodation: Mountain view lodge
Day 9: Raetihi to Wellington Today we head to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Discover the New Zealand wonders on display in Te Papa Museum or stroll along the waterfront. Accommodation: Central city hostel
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