7 Day Sightseeing Tour

North Island

Day One: Auckland

You will be met on arrival at Auckland International Airport by your Aroha NZ Tours Representative, and transferred to your accommodation in our luxurious vehicle. (Early flight) Your 7 Day Tour starts with a relaxing sightseeing tour of Auckland, a chance to explore the CBD and outer area’s of the city, taking in the spectacular harbor views of the Waitemata from Auckland’s illustrious waterfront, and through some of the most expensive real estate in NZ. You will also have the opportunity to stop off and visit one of Auckland’s most prestigious shopping areas “Parnell Historical Village”, from “Parnell Historical Village” your tour continues on to the summit of Mt Eden one of 48 dormant volcanoes situated in and around Auckland, from the summit of Mt Eden you can take in a stunning 360 degree view of Auckland city and it’s surrounding harbors. From Mt Eden your tour continues out to the magnificent west coast famous in New Zealand for its unique black sand coastline, and native bush surroundings set in one of Auckland’s many regional parks. On your return back to your accommodation we will give you the opportunity at your request to stop off and enjoy a taste of celebrated New Zealand wines that are grown and produced throughout the area. Accommodation: Auckland City

Day Two: Auckland - Coromandel

Your tour this day takes you to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. We are passing through the historic gold mining town of Thames.  From Thames your drive takes you out along the beautiful winding coastline of the western side of the peninsula to Tapu. From Tapu your journey takes you into the hills of the Coromandel Ranges, stopping of to visit the Rapaura Water Gardens where we follow the narrow and winding scenic road alongside the Maharikau Stream which provides a short walk to the magnificent stand of New Zealand native Kauri trees, from here your tour will continue on to the beautiful and equally stunning east coast of the peninsula to Hahei.  On arrival in Hahei you will have the opportunity to explore the picturesque Hahei Beach where we will take you on a 1hour trek along the white sandy shoreline to Cathedral Cove and its marine reserve.  A fantastic view from the lookout point will give you spectacular photo opportunities and a fabulous view of the coastline. Accommodation: East Coast Coromandel Peninsula

Day Three: Coromandel - Bay of Plenty/Rotorua

As you depart the Coromandel Peninsula your tour will take you through the eastern North Island region of the Bay of Plenty an area with a consistent mild climate level which is ideal for farming, the Bay of Plenty is also famous for its fruit crops and vineyards.Your tour arrives in the geothermal capital of Rotorua around midday. Stopping off for a visit to the world-renowned “NZ Maori Arts and Crafts” and “Geothermal” center located in what is known as "Whakarewarewa". Here you will see the world famous Pohuto Geyser, the largest such geyser in New Zealand. Watch a 45-minute Maori cultural performance displayed in a traditional maori meeting house where you can enjoy the beautiful songs, music and culture of the Maori. Your evening program allows you to relax in the Polynesian Thermanal Pools. Accommodation: Rotorua

Day Four: Rotorua-Taupo

Depart Rotorua for an easy drive to Taupo via the Wai -O -Tapu Thermal Wonderland area, and experience the geothermal wonderland of lakes, craters, mineral terraces, walk amongst the geothermal activity, view the pristine beauty of the Champagne Pool and observe the violent Boiling Mud Pools there is an array of colours of every sorts. Following your geothermal wonderland tour, it’s on to Taupo stopping off for some adventure with the Huka Jet, cruise along the mighty Waikato river to the base of the Huka Falls before returning back to view the falls from dry land. A short drive will bring you to the shores of Lake Taupo which is now the most famous trout-fishing lake in the world. Today it is also know for it multiple choices on outdoor activities, like Bungy Jumping, Jet boating, Wild Water Rafting, Parasailing, Sky jumping you name it. You have the whole afternoon to explore the town ship with his many shops and modern coffee places. We can arrange other activities for you aswell. Let us know if you want to go fishing or if you feel like jumping of a bridge? Other wise you can relax on the beach or just scroll around the lake edges.  Accommodation: Lake Taupo

Day Five: Taupo-Waitomo

Before lunch we take you on a boat cruise to the western bays of this magnificent lake, which was firmed by volcanic explosions over thousand years ago. In the early afternoon, we travel back south through the lush green rural farm land of the Waikato region, the rich and fertile pastoral land of the Waikato is one of New Zealand’s major dairy producing and horse breeding areas, and host to incalculable stands of exotic timber. One of the major attractions of the Waikato region is the famous Waitomo Caves (translation: "where the water disappears into a hole in the ground"). The caves are perhaps one of the finest natural attractions in the country, with their vast unique caverns and eerie stalactite and stalagmite formations home to the thousands and thousands of constellations of glow-worms. Accommodation: Waitomo Caves

Day Six: Waitomo -Auckland

We make our way back through the city of Hamilton, a farming, industrial, financial and educational center for the Waikato region. On the way we stop in Cambridge, which is charmingly reminiscent of an English "Home Counties" town. Cambridge has an abundance of cherished old trees, historic settler churches and even a village green. It is also the Equestrian and horse-breeding center of New Zealand. Polo is a popular local sport. The town is well known for its antiques and craft shops. Our last day ends back in Auckland. Accommodation: Auckland City

Day Seven: Auckland:

Relax before departing from the international Airport in Auckland

 

 

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