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New Zealand City/Resort Stopover
(3 days/2 nights)
The lakeside city of Rotorua and its surrounds offer a complete thermal wonderland. Sitting on an active faultline, its nickname 'Sulphur City' comes from the pungent odour of the natural gas hydrogen sulphide which pervades the city. Bubbling mud, explosive geysers, hot mineral springs and multicoloured silica terraces draw visitors year round.
The city is deeply rooted in Maori tradition with approximately one third of New Zealand's Maori population living there. Visitors can enjoy such traditions as wood, bone and greenstone carving, dance concerts and hangi feasts (food cooked in earth ovens). The surrounding region of beautiful lakes and dense virgin forests offers a range of outdoor activities including bush walks, white water rafting, hot air ballooning and world famous trout fishing.
- 2 nights in Rotorua, with accommodation as selected
- The Rotorua Grand Experience Sightseeing Tour
- Option to extend your stay.
Day 1: Arrive in Rotorua
Welcome to Rotorua. Your tour arrangements commence on arrival at your selected accommodation.
Day 2: Rotorua Sightseeing Tour
The Rotorua Grand Experience with Newmans Coach Lines.
Departs at 8.00am and returns at 12.30pm.
Enjoy a morning sightseeing excursion of New Zealand's thermal wonderland, rich in Maori culture and heritage and famous for its geothermal reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and fascinating landscape. Highlights include: New Zealand Maori Arts and Craft Institute, Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, Paradise Valley Springs and the Agrodome Show (admission fees included).
Central accommodation pick ups and drop-offs available on request.
Day 3: Rotorua - Free Day or extend your stay
Your tour arrangements conclude this morning upon check out from your accommodation.
Your Accommodation Options
Choose from: Transport Suggestions to/from Rotorua
Rotorua is a day's drive from Auckland. There are regular coach services or you have the option of driving by rental car or motorhome. For more information about the operators and services included in these suggested itineraries, please refer to the accommodation, transport and sightseeing pages in this site.