5 Day Auckland - Auckland North Island Highlights


A highlights tour of the Central North Island including History, Culture and Adventure

• Gold Mining Experience

• Maori Experience

• Hobbit Film Location Tour

• Wildlife Sanctuary

• Sheep Shearing

• ATV Farm Tour

• Deer Velvet

• Lake Cruise

• Jet Boat Tour

• Thermal  

• Glowworm Tour

• Real NZ BBQ Experience  

• Garden Tour

• New Zealand Guides & Hosts

Day 1

Gold Mining and Hangi


Depart Auckland heading for Waihi to see one of the largest goldmines in the southern hemisphere.  Here you will learn how gold is processed with a guided tour.

Journey through the heart and elevated hill country of  the Bay of Plenty area to end your day in Rotorua with a Maori performance and traditional Maori Hangi (food cooked underground on hot stones) for dinner.

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Day 2

Hobbit Film Location &

Wildlife Sanctuary


Step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.  


Then check out the local wildlife and meet our most famous bird, the Kiwi.


Dinner tonight at one of the best views of the city.


Real New Zealand Adventures - Hobbiton Film Location
Day 3

Farming, Bees & Honey and Deer


Start your day with sheep shearing and dogs mustering sheep then a tour over a working farm to see some of the animals up close.

Next we visit the home of health and well being and learn about bees and their important role in nature and wellness and of course Manuka Honey!

Finish off the afternoon with a visit to the deer museum and some fun art.

Tonight we stay at  the beautiful Lake Taupo.


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Day 4

Water Activities and Thermal


Start the morning off with a majestic cruise of the grand Lake Taupo and then take a jet boat tour of the mighty Waikato.

Spend the rest of the afternoon with a visit to a spectacular showcase of New Zealand’s most colourful and unique geothermal elements sculpted by thousands of years of volcanic activity. 

Enjoy a second night in Taupo tonight and dinner with a lake view.


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Day 5

Waikato Wonders


Today you will see the night sky during the day time!  Or something very close to it and much more mesmerizing. See a stunning glowworm display and learn about this interesting creature and the history of caving and early expeditions.


Then enjoy a traditional Kiwi BBQ lunch followed by one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets on a garden tour.

Farewell in Auckland.


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3  Meals + water and some snacks per day. Stops included for personal purchases. 
Accommodation: 4 nights. 
Activities: All activity costs, guiding, travel fees and NZ taxes 



per person twin share

group rate available for 3 or more people


Prices valid until 31st March 2020

Airfares, Airport Transfers and Airport Taxes not included

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