- Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton movie set 5-day tour from Auckland
- Take a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in Paihia and see dolphins on a Bay of Islands cruise
- Drive along Ninety Mile Beach on a day trip to Cape Reinga
- Enjoy a guided tour of Waitomo Caves and a boat ride through the glowworm grotto
- Watch a Maori cultural show and eat a hangi dinner at Tamaki Maori Village
- Visit the geothermal wonderland of geysers and boiling mud pools at Te Puia Thermal Reserve
- Take a journey through Middle-earth on The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set tour
- Choice of either standard or superior accomodation
What You Can Expect
Paihia - Kingsgate Hotel: The Kingsgate Hotel is located in a prime position with waterfront views across the bay. With great comfort and service, the Kingsgate is a great option for your stay in Paihia. Standard room with own bathroom facilities.
Rotorua - Ibis Hotel: The Ibis hotel offers tranquil surroundings with sensational views. The central location is easily accessible to cafes and restaurants. Standard room with own bathroom facilities.
Rotorua - Sudima Hotel: Sudima Lake Rotorua is the largest hotel in Rotorua, and is set right on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua. The hotel is also adjacent to the world-famous Polynesian Spa complex, Rotorua Museum and Government Garden, and just a short stroll from Rotorua's vibrant city centre. Standard room with own bathroom facilities.
Paihia - Scenic Hotel: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has island-influenced architecture with beautifully landscaped grounds and light, airy rooms. Situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihia, it’s a pleasant stroll into town to the main wharf, visitor activities, fine dining and shopping. Superior room with own bathroom facilities.
Rotorua - Millennium Hotel: Centrally located in the city beside mystical Lake Rotorua, the Millennium Hotel Rotorua is one of the most conveniently located and best appointed hotels. This child-friendly hotel has many services and facilities for younger guests, including a heated pool for toddlers and a family pool. Superior room with own bathroom facilities.
Please note: Due to operational requirements, hotel lists are subject to change by the tour operator without notice.
An absolutely impressing tour - the only disadvantage: due to big distances sometimes simply to much driving. But all the visits on the tour: just grandious! Will go back to some places one time, that is for sure.
All the reservations, connections and transports worked.
The places visited were nice and very interesting.
There were two in my party, myself and my wife. In the past we have taken bus tours where you literally stay with the same vehicle for the tour duration. Your approach of using whatever transport was available at the time it was required was new to us, and we found it marvelous. It was a genuine attempt to maximize the use of your resources.
All of your drivers were great. They were respectful, incredibly knowledgeable, had a good sense of humour and were always on time. Perhaps one day, we will return to New Zealand and use your facilities again. Until then we will recommend you to any of our friends who are planning a New Zealand holiday.
Regards and thanks for a memorable trip,
Chris and Anita Taylor.
We had a great time. Everything worked exactly as it was supposed to. The itinerary was challenging but very enjoyable. We were able to see a lot of the best of the North Island over a limited duration. EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE.
V. Good if u dont have much time. We had a week in total for all NZ - flew to Auckland on Sun, had the evening, then next day, with this 5 day tour starting on Tues-Sat. It basically takes you around the northern half of the north isl. and covers it all pretty well. Day1- Leave city in a coach, drive over the bridge and begin journey to beautiful Paihia - see nice countryside on way with a cpl stops here and there. It is narrated and I enjoyed this trip. The cruise was very fun. We didn't get to see all sights due to weather, but we did see alot more that normally isn't included. We also didn't see dolphins, so they gave us a another trip for free with no expiry date. The choppy water made the cruise really fun - for me anyways. After the cruise, you get taken to your hotel room. We chose Superior accom, and the rooms were nice, although the hotels were a little away from main areas, then again not really that far though - we walked. I had nothing to complain of. Day2- Long bus drive to the northernmost tip of NZ, and when you get there not really too much to see/do. There's a little lighthouse, and U can see where 2 oceans meet. it was good, but then worth the drive?? The trip back was where it paid off - instead of the same route back, the bus actually takes you onto the 90 mile beach and drives through the water. On the way you get to stop at giant skysrcaper sized sand dunes and boogie board down them. Really fun and weird driving in a bus through water. Buffet lunch provided was not buffet - fish and chips. Day3- Really long drive back to Auckland, Really long drive to Rotorua. Full day. Enough said. Day4- Rotorua is awesome and my favorite place on this journey. So many things to do. Caves were incredible. Glowworms were cool. Afternoon off to wander the town was welcome. We skipped Maori dance. Day5 - Geysers fantastic, all shows fantastic, Hobbiton cool and lame - way too many people to enjoy it properly. Will be back to PaiHia and Rotorua for sure. Very fun!
Everything went very smoothly and according to schedule. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and fun. It was a dream come true to see Hobbiton and the tours were incredible. I definitely recommend going on this trip!
Everything went off without a hitch. Accommodation was very good.
The only disappointment was the accommodation in Rotorua (Ibis). Standard of hotel was very poor, would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
Excellent experience. Covered the beauty, history and people of New Zealand. Highly recommended.