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Informative, friendly and professional guide
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Day 1: Auckland to Hahei Meet the group and head south east stopping at the famous Cathedral Cove. Accessible only by foot or by boat, this beautiful coastal spot is one of the ‘must see’ sites on the Coromandel Peninsula. Drive to the unique Hot Water Beach and dig up your own personal spa pool in the sand (tide dependent). Overnight in beach side cabins and enjoy a BBQ dinner. Accommodation: Comfortable cabins, near the beach Meals: Dinner Day 2: Hahei to Rotorua Arrive into Rotorua around lunchtime, an area known for its Maori heritage and thermal activity. Take the opportunity to do some great optional activities like a visit to Hobbiton, white water rafting, zorbing or the luge. In the evening, you'll be welcomed into the authentic Tamaki Maori Village, where you can discover and learn more about Maori art forms, ancient rituals and traditions. Enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (feast) with your hosts. Accommodation: Central City Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Day 3: Rotorua You have a full free day in Rotorua. Here you have plenty of great optional activities to choose from, such as a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, white water rafting, ziplining through native bush, mountain biking and much more. Accommodation Central City Lodge Meals: Breakfast Day 4: Rotorua to Tongaririo National Park It’s a very early start this morning so we can make our way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tongariro National Park to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Trek through dramatic natural scenery past volcanic peaks, vast craters and stunning turquoise lakes on one of the most spectacular treks in New Zealand. Accommodation: Alpine Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 5: Tongaririo National Park to Blue Duck Station Today we head for the award winning Blue Duck Station in Whakahoro, a 7,200 acre high country farm that is both a working sheep and beef station and an environmental conservation leader. Take part in a 4WD Bush Safari and farm adventure, where you’ll explore this vast land and the New Zealand native bush, discover the remains of an unbelievable local history, and learn about the farm’s conservation efforts. Accommodation: Rustic country lodge Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Day 6: Blue Duck Station to Wellington Today we head to Wellington - New Zealand’s capital city, it is home to New Zealand’s parliament and the iconic Beehive government building. Check out the famous Weta Workshop or marvel at the natural and cultural wonders of Te Papa National Museum. Accommodation: Central city hostel Meals: Breakfast Day 7: 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
Experienced tour guide
6-Night accommodation and transfers
Some meals including: Breakfast (5), Dinner (4), Lunch (1)
Walk to the iconic and very beautiful Cathedral Cove beach
Maori cultural live performance including a traditional hangi meal and story telling
4WD bush safari / eco-wilderness farm tour on high country station
Overnight at Tongariro National Park (+ opportunity to hike Tongariro Crossing)
Free time in Wellington to visit the impressive National Museum - Te Papa
Goods and Services Tax 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)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Minimum age is 18 years
Tour pricing is based on quad share (except at Whakahoro which is 6 share). Twin or Single tour packages are available, however these upgrades do not apply to Hahei where accommodation is quad share.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
A moderate amount of walking is involved. Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
Travel Insurance: Not included with this tour. It is strongly recommend that passengers have their own insurance to cover against illness, injury, loss/damage to personal belongings and inability to travel on the confirmed departure date
Luggage is limited to one bag or suitcase per person (maximum weight of 15kgs), plus one day pack to carry onboard with your valuables. The carriage of any excess of oversized luggage is at Stray's discretion and must be approved prior to travel.
Itinerary Disclaimer: Itineraries are correct at the time of printing, however the operator retains the right to alter the route or itinerary if required. On occasion changes are made to improve the product or due to changes made by partners / suppliers. If a product, service or activity detailed in our itinerary is changed, a suitable alternative will be offered where possible. Components of our trip are weather dependent and the Operator cannot be held liable if some components are not available on the day of travel.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Auckland City only. Please confirm your hotel 48 hours in advance so we can advise the nearest pick-up location.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Auckland City, early evening (can vary depending on road conditions)