New Zealand presents a mix of landscapes and cultures. It is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. This uncrowded, green, peaceful and accepting country is the ultimate escape. The natural landscapes are a glorious treat to the eyes and the soul. Their rugged coastlines, primordial rain forests, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, fjords, volcanic craters and alpine lakes will make nature-lovers visit the country again.
Welcome to Auckland !! The Auckland region encompasses the city and the gorgeous surrounding towns and landscapes. It is a country where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. After Immigration clearance and baggage collection, pick up the rental car from the airport branch and drive to the hotel. Visit the Sky tower in the evening. The Sky Tower is standing tall at 328 meters as an icon of Auckland's sky line for almost 20 years. It's an exciting hub of adrenaline activities, superb dining and breathtaking views. Later, head for a short walk to Viaduct harbor. The Viaduct Harbour lies within the middle of Auckland city and is home to gourmet restaurants, lively bars and buzzing night life. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
This morning, check out, self drive and enjoy the local sightseeing around the central city & picturesque suburbs. Journey begins with a short trip over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore before returning to the central city to visit Queen St and the Auckland Viaduct. You will then drive along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay. Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park has panoramic views over Whenua Rangatira, Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour. This park is a perfect venue for flying a fabulous array of colourful and creative kites. Later, drive back to 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 rates not included) before continuing through Thames and Coromandel townships. Take some time to explore the area before continuing to your accommodation to check in. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a hearty breakfast, self drive and explore Coromandel. Renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, is full of spectacular scenery. The Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of natural hideaways, making it an ideal place to escape from city bustle. View the most famous beaches in the Coromandel area including hot water beach, Hahei, and Cathedral Cove. Once you reach there, you are not at all far from the enjoyment (if weather permits). Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy your morning at leisure. Spend the day by walking, swimming, exploring, or just relaxing . You can visit local museums or shops, gardens etc. Coromandel has many well-preserved Victorian buildings and an interesting museum. There are several good walks in the area and a railway enthusiast has created an hour-long train trip at Driving Creek. This afternoon, self drive from Coromandel to Tauranga. Check into the hotel. Downtown Tauranga has several historically significant areas to view during a scenic walk around the area. The Strand waterfront area is modern and always buzzing, and is home to a number of cafés, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs. Overnight stay at the hotel.
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. Fabulous views of the surf coast are with you nearly all the way. Late Afternoon, depart from Tauranga for Rotorua. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Catch a whiff of Rotorua’s sulphur-rich, asthmatic airs and you’ve already got a taste of New Zealand’s most dynamic thermal area, home to spurting geysers, steaming hot springs and exploding mud pools. In the evening, you can head to Astrolabe Brew Bar on your own. It is the perfect spot for party lovers. The Beer Garden, patio, tent and several bar games are the major attractions of this place. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a scrumptious breakfast, self drive to visit Agrodome to witness the Agrodome Agricultural Show, where you will be entertained by New Zealand's performing sheep and other attractions. Later, proceed to visit Te - Puia thermal village known for its hot springs, geysers and boiling mud pools. Watch the Maori craftsmen and learn about the traditional arts of carving and weaving and Rainbow Springs to see the flower and fauna of New Zealand. Return to the hotel. You can unwind at Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa - a world’s leading, natural hot mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat (on direct payment). Geothermal waters nourish the skin and relieve tired muscles while decadent therapies rejuvenate your body. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, drive to Auckland through the lush Waikato farmlands, stopping for a guided tour to world class attraction Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo. Travel across the rich Waikato farmland. The Waitomo Caves region is famous for its subterranean splendour. Beneath the surface of this ancient limestone region is a series of vast cave systems decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and glow-worms. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves and a boat ride through the famous Glow-Worm grotto. Enjoy twinkling lights emitting from the ceiling like stars in a dark night. Upon arrival at Auckland, check into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, self drive to the airport for your onwards journey. Drop the car at the airport branch. The tour ends with wonderful memories!!