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13-Day North Island New Zealand Adventure

from $9,995.00 per person sharing
Auckland/Waiheke Island/Coromandel/Rotorua/Taupo

Spectacular scenery and amazing adventures are what New Zealand do best, and on this 13-day journey, you will have the opportunity to experience exactly that. Beautiful, sandy beaches and warm, inviting vineyards at Waiheke Island. Rainforest and Maori experiences at Coromandel. Rotorua, the heart of New Zealand and a paradise full of adventure. Taupo, home of thermal springs and waterfalls. If you love the outdoors at any level, then this is the ideal vacation for you. Oh, a visit to Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings) is also included!

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Day 01+02
Depart the USA on your flight to New Zealand.
Cross the international Date Line and lose a day.

Day 03
Arrive in Auckland!
Make your way to the Auckland Ferry Terminal and a private transfer to your hotel on Waiheke Island. Have time to freshen up and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight at The Boatshed (B)

Day 04
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for a private tour of Waiheke Island (L).
Overnight at The Boatshed (B)

Day 05
Return to Auckland airport via the ferry service this morning and begin your guided day to either Nikau Caves OR the township of Coromandel and experience the Driving Creek Railway (L).
Overnight at 970 Lonely Bay Lodge (B)

Day 06
Depart Lonely Bay Lodge for a varied day excursion around Coromandel (L).
Overnight at 970 Lonely Bay Lodge (B)

Day 07
Enjoy the day at leisure, exploring the fascinating city of Coromandel.
Overnight at 970 Lonely Bay Lodge (B)

Day 08
Private departure from Lonely Bay Lodge to experience the scenic route to Rotorua.
On route see the most picturesque private farmland and you will visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies (L).
Overnight Wildwood Lodge (D,B)

Day 09
Spend today with your guide exploring Rotorua and its unique Maori culture and history. The day includes a Maori Haka performance (L).
Overnight Wildwood Lodge (D,B)

Day 10
Enjoy the day at leisure, experiencing everything that Rotorua has to offer.
Overnight Wildwood Lodge (D,B)

Day 11
This morning collect your rental car and head to the wonderful lakeside city of Taupo. Taupo is a beautiful and serene area. Located in the heart of a volcanic and geothermal activity area. Thermal springs abound in the area that is open for bathing.
Overnight at Acacia Cliffs Lodge (B)

Day 12
Spend your last day in New Zealand exploring the city of Taupo.
Overnight at Acacia Cliffs Lodge (B)

Day 13
Today you will return your car hire to Taupo Airport for onward flights home to the USA.

2023 LAND ARRANGEMENTS: from $9,995.00 per person sharing
Program based on 2023 rates, subject to change for 2024.
Costing based on two people traveling.

Please note: if the New Zealand $ rate of exchange changes from 1.5 the program will need to be re-costed.
Note: We can interchange properties upon request

(B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner