This standard itinerary can have optional extra activities added at the standard price.
Welcome to Auckland! After checking into your accommodation, head over to the Sky Tower for 360 degree panoramic views across the city. Enjoy your first dinner of the tour as you get settled into your local surrounds.
Your first full day of the tour is all about the rugby! Kick off the day by immersing yourself at the All Blacks Experience for an interactive insight into what it takes to make, shape and be an All Black. Finish the day by attending your first Rugby World Cup match of the tour at NZ's iconic Eden Park.
Auckland is known as the 'City of Sails' so it's time to get out on the water and explore the rich and vibrant Auckland Harbour. Jump aboard a ferry and head across to Rangitoto Island, one of fifty volcanoes that surrounds Auckland. Summit the volcano with an easy climb through pohutukawa forest and lava fields for a spectacular view of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf from the top.
It's time to head north to Whangarei and the Bay of Islands. Along the way you'll stop at the Kauri Museum to learn how New Zealand's largest and most famous tree has shaped the country. Before checking into your accommodation, take in a picturesque photo opportunity at Whangarei Falls.
Spend the day exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands, only a short one hour drive from Whangarei. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are New Zealand's most important historic site and facilitate a unique journey of discovery. A visit would not be complete without getting out on the water to visit the infamous 'Hole in the Rock' and keep an eye out for the rich marine wildlife of dolphins and whales.
Enjoy a relaxing morning before exploring the stunning peninsula of Whangarei Heads. 6000 hectares of beautiful coastal bays, towering volcanic peaks, sparkling white sand beaches and a rich native playground await you. Finish the day with your second Rugby World Cup match of the tour.
Depart for Rotorua, the cultural capital of New Zealand. To break up the journey you'll be making a stop in Middle Earth to visit the Hobbiton Movie Set. A must do experience for anyone travelling to New Zealand and particularly avid Lord of the Rings fans!
Get ready for some fun-filled adrenaline during the first half of your day! Take the gondola lift up for views across Rotorua and enjoy the fast ride down to the bottom by taking the Luge. Enter the Mitai Māori Village for an authentic and unique cultural experience to learn the Haka and enjoy a traditional hāngī dinner.
Rotorua is also the geothermal capital of the country. A guided tour of Te Puia will allow you to get up close to dramatic geysers, bubbling mud pools, and beautiful native bush.
Take time out later in the day for some rest and relaxation at the Polynesian Spa - an iconic and therapeutic geothermal experience.
For your final full day of the tour, it's time to head back to Auckland to squeeze in your final Rugby World match of the tour. There might be some time for final gift and souvenir shopping if you're still looking for things to take home!
Before heading off to the airport for your flight home, a tour to New Zealand wouldn't be complete without a guided tour of the National Stadium at Eden Park.
Safe travels home!
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