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Volcanoes & Geysers – 06 Days / 05 Nights

A 6 day self drive itinerary covering the following places of interest in the north of the North Island of New Zealand including Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Taupo, Tongariro National Park. Daily departures with a choice of 5 vehicle types and choice of 3, 4, 5 star hotel accommodation.

Includes a self drive rental car with pick up on arrival at Auckland International Airport and for all touring & sightseeing with a choice of five vehicle types, a choice of three standards of accommodation, sightseeing & entrance fees as specified, and daily buffet breakfast at hotel. Daily departures year round.



Volcanoes & Geysers – 06 Days / 05 Nights Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVE AUCKLAND: view detail >
DAY 02: AUCKLAND / WAITOMO CAVES / ROTORUA: view detail >
DAY 03: ROTORUA / TAUPO: view detail >
DAY 04: TAUPO / TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK / TAUPO: view detail >
DAY 05: TAUPO / AUCKLAND: view detail >
DAY 06: DEPART AUCKLAND view detail >

Volcanoes & Geysers – 06 Days / 05 Nights Itinerary Detail

DAY 01: ARRIVE AUCKLAND:

Pick up your self drive rental car on arrival at Auckland International Airport. Transfer by self drive rental car to your hotel in the “City of Sails”. The rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY 02: AUCKLAND / WAITOMO CAVES / ROTORUA:

Depart Auckland this morning and travel South along the motorway to the Bombay Hills, and descend into the lush, green, dairy farming region of the Waikato Province following the Waikato River for part of the way and onto the world famous Waitomo Glow worm caves. Take a guided tour through the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and view staligtites, staligmites, and thousands of tiny glow worms. Continue on to Rotorua via the prosperous town of Cambridge, well known for the many thoroughbred horse studs in the area which have produced some of the top race horses. Climb over the bushclad Mamaku Ranges to arrive at the “Thermal Spa City” of Rotorua on the shores of Lake Rotorua. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or go for an Optional soak in the thermal waters of the Polynesian Spa. (Please note that Optional activities are not included in the tour costs.) This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi & Concert.


DAY 03: ROTORUA / TAUPO:

Enjoy a self drive sightseeing tour of some of the highlights of Rotorua including a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and geysers and learn about Maori culture. Also visit the Paradise Valley Springs to see New Zealand trout, birds and wildlife before continuing on to the Agrodome where you will watch a New Zealand Farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and learn about the New Zealand sheep farming industry and the different breeds of sheep. This afternoon drive to Taupo on the northern shores of Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand and the same size as the island of the Republic of Singapore. This was the site of the largest eruption on the planet. The rest of the day is at leisure for exploring the local area and its many attractions on your own.


DAY 04: TAUPO / TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK / TAUPO:

This morning enjoy a full day self drive excursion from Taupo to the Tongariro National Park situated at the southern end of Lake Taupo up on the Central Volcanic Plateau. Drive through the small townships of Turangi and National Park before entering the Tongariro National Park and visiting the National Park Headquarters adjacent to the Grand Chateau Tongariro Hotel. Continue up to the “Top of the Bruce” and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view looking back over towards Lake Taupo in the north and across to Mount Egmont in the west. Optional ride on the chairlift if it is operating. Return to Taupo in the afternoon. This evening is at leisure to relax and for your own arrangements.


DAY 05: TAUPO / AUCKLAND:

Depart Taupo for Auckland via Tokoroa and travel through the large man made exotic Kaiangaroa Pinus Radiata Forest in the central North Island. Continue on to Auckland traveling through the lush green dairy farming areas of the Waikato Province, following the Waikato River, the longest river in New Zealand and passing through the prosperous town of Cambridge and Hamilton City before reaching the Bombay Hills and the start of the southern motorway into Auckland, the "City of Sails". Arrive back in Auckland in the late afternoon and check in to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or for some last minute shopping in the city centre for souvenirs of your holiday in New Zealand.


DAY 06: DEPART AUCKLAND

Your arrangements conclude today with the drop off of your rental car at Auckland International Airport prior to boarding your departure flight. Bon Voyage! We trust that you have enjoyed your New Zealand holiday with Adventure Pacific.


Volcanoes & Geysers – 06 Days / 05 Nights Pricing

  Pricing Template - Self Drive 01 May 2008 - 30 Sep 2008   >> edit next period >  

Self Drive

Volcanoes & Geysers - 06 Days / 05 Nights    Tour Code: VGSD13029 
Valid from 01 May 2008 - 30 September 2008
Prices are per person in New Zealand Dollars including 12.5% GST Tax

 StandardSuperiorFirst Class
PAX SGLTWNTRPSGLTWNTRPSGLTWNTRP
No.Group A
11420.00     -     -1683.00     -     -1905.00     -     -
21208.00873.00     -1471.001028.00     -1692.001156.00     -
31137.00802.00761.001400.00957.00904.001621.001085.001027.00
No.Group B
11477.00     -     -1740.00     -     -1961.00     -     -
21236.00901.00     -1499.001056.00     -1720.001184.00     -
31156.00821.00780.001419.00976.00923.001640.001104.001046.00
41115.00780.00739.001378.00935.00882.001600.001064.001006.00
No.Group C
11558.00     -     -1845.00     -     -2067.00     -     -
21276.00941.00     -1552.001109.00     -1773.001237.00     -
31183.00848.00807.001454.001011.00958.001675.001139.001081.00
41136.00801.00760.001405.00962.00909.001626.001090.001032.00
No.Group D
41204.00869.00828.001468.001025.00972.001689.001153.001095.00
51163.00828.00787.001426.00983.00930.001647.001111.001053.00
61135.00800.00759.001398.00955.00902.001619.001083.001025.00
71115.00780.00739.001378.00935.00882.001599.001063.001005.00
No.Minivan
61162.00827.00786.001425.00982.00929.001646.001110.001052.00
71138.00803.00762.001401.00958.00905.001622.001086.001028.00
81120.00785.00744.001383.00940.00887.001604.001068.001010.00
91106.00771.00730.001369.00926.00873.001590.001054.00996.00
101095.00760.00719.001358.00915.00862.001579.001043.00985.00 

HOTELS INCLUDED IN THIS ITINERARY:

LOCATION       STANDARD                  SUPERIOR                  FIRST CLASS
Auckland          Mercure Windsor Hotel   Copthorne Harbourcity  Rendezvous Hotel
Rotorua            Ibis Rotorua                  Heritage Rotorua          Millennium Rotorua
Taupo              Lakeland Resort             Copthorne Taupo          Millennium Taupo

RENTAL CARS USED IN THIS ITINERARY
Group A: Hyundai Getz or similar, 1.3-1.5 litre, auto, air-con, max 3A + 3 small suitcases.
Group B: Mitsubishi Lancer or similar, 1.6-1.8 litre, auto, air con, max 4A + 2L+1S suitcase.
Group C: Nissan Maxima or similar, 2.5 litre, auto, air con, max 5A + 2L + 1S suitcase.
Group D: Toyota Previa or similar, 2.4 litre, auto, air con, max 8A + 6 small suitcases.
Minivan: Ford Transit or similar, 2.5 litre, auto, air con, ABS, diesel, max 12A + 6S suitcases.

COST INCLUDES:
* Accommodation based on Single, Twin or Triple using hotels as specified for 05 nights.
* Daily breakfast (05) at your hotel as specified.
* Pick-up self drive rental car on arrival at Auckland Airport and drop-off on departure.
* Self drive rental car for 06 days hire with pick-up and drop-off at Auckland Airport.
* Rental car based on unlimited kms, insurance subject to an excess, and 12.5% GST tax.
* All touring & sightseeing by self drive rental car throughout the itinerary.
* Maori Hangi & Concert at hotel in Rotorua.
* Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified including Waitomo Caves, Agrodome,
   Rainbow Springs & Te Puia.
* New Zealand Government Goods & Services Tax currently 12.5%.

COST EXCLUDES:
* Items of a personal nature such as laundry, beverages, telephone calls, etc.
* Optional sightseeing and entrance fees.
* Pre-registration and late check-out of rooms.
* Travel insurance, visa and departure tax.
* Petrol, Oil & Lubricants.
* Insurance Excess Waiver Reduction.
* International & Domestic Airfares.
* Any meals which are not specified as being included.
* Any sightseeing or entrance fees not specifically mentioned in the "Costs Include".
* Any other items that are not specifically mentioned as being included.

Photographic Credits:
Tourism Rotorua, Mark Barclay, Tourism Holdings Ltd, Destination Lake Taupo, Chris Jolly.