Post Conference Tour, 12 May - 16 May

Itinerary

Day 1: Tuesday 12th May
AUCKLAND TO BAY OF ISLANDS

This morning travel from Auckland to Bay of Islands.     Stop en-route at Puhoi Organic Distillery and National Bird Recovery Centre.    

Group dinner tonight.

Overnight: Copthorne Waitangi Hotel, Paihia, Bay of Islands.

Meal included today is dinner.


Day 2: Wednesday 13th May
BAY OF ISLANDS

Hole in the Rock boat cruise this morning followed by a visit to Russell and a guided tour of Pompallier House before returning to Paihia on the passenger ferry.

Overnight: Copthorne Waitangi Hotel, Paihia, Bay of Islands.

Meal included today is breakfast.


Day 3: Thursday 14th May
BAY OF ISLANDS TO HAMILTON

Early this morning travel from Bay of Islands to Auckland International Airport to drop guests off before continuing on the Hamilton.

Stop en-route at Zealong Tea Estate for tea tasting and lunch.   Zealong Tea Estate is New Zealand's only tea plantation. After lunch visit the Hamilton Gardens.

Overnight: Novotel Tainui Hotel, Hamilton.

Meals included today are breakfast and lunch.

 
Day 4: Friday 15th May
HAMILTON TO ROTORUA

This morning travel from Hamilton to Hobbiton for a 2 hour guided tour of this largest green movie set in the world.     Then travel on to Rotorua for a guided tour of Rainbow Springs Wildlife Centre and a guided tour of The National Kiwi (bird) Hatchery Aotearoa which is the largest kiwi hatchery in the world.

Late this afternoon participate in a guided tour of Te Puia (geysers, mud pools, hot springs, Maori wood carving and Maori weaving schools).   Guided tour will be followed by a Maori cultural performance and hangi dinner.

9.00 pm approximate arrival time at accommodation.

Overnight: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua.

Meals included today are breakfast and hangi dinner.

 
Day 5: Saturday 16th May
ROTORUA TO AUCKLAND

9.00 am travel from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves for a 45 minute guided tour of the caves.   About 2 hours driving time from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves.    After the tour of the caves continue on to Auckland.   About 2 1/2 hours driving time from Waitomo Caves to Auckland.

4.00 pm approximate arrival time in Auckland.

Meal included today is breakfast.


Inclusions

Estimated per person prices include accommodation, meals and road transport as per itinerary, tour guide, Puhoi Organic Distillery presentation and tastings, guided tour of National Bird Recovery Centre, Hole in the Rock cruise, Zealong tea tastings and lunch, guided tour of Hamilton Gardens, guided tour of Hobbiton, guided tour of Rainbow Springs Wildlife Centre, guided tour of The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, guided tour of Te Puia followed by Maori cultural performance and hangi dinner, guided tour of Waitomo Caves, drop off in downtown Auckland and New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%.

Not included in the estimated per person prices are such items as free time activities, non specified meals, flights, travel insurance, gratuities, laundry and communication charges etc.

Cost per person

Estimated per person price on a twin or double share basis is NZD$2,515
Estimated per person price on a single basis is NZD$2,970