Duration: 4 Days | 3 Nights
From Auckland to Auckland
Tour Cod: TT025
Flaxy Date & Departure
Trace the wonders of our volcanic plateau from boiling mud to active volcanoes.
Day 1: Auckland- Waitomo- Rotorua
Travel south through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glow-worms. Continue east to Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and concert tonight.
1 night in Rotorua
Day 2: Rotorua- Taupo
Take a scenic drive to Maungakakaramea (rainbow mountain), visit our largest mud volcano, speed down the Waikato River by jet boat and discover hidden Orakei Korako cave and thermal valley. Visit the steaming fields of Wairakei and thunderous Huka Falls on the journey to Taupo.
I night in Taupo
Day3: Taupo- Tongariro National Park
Travel from Taupo to Tongariro National Park, drive alongside Lake Taupo and view Mt Ruapehu, an active volcano. Consider staying an extra day at Tongariro National Park to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand's best one day hike.
1 nightTongariro National Park
Day 4: Tongariro National Park- Auckland
The morning is free to explore one of the many short walks available. The park headquarters or your accommodation can advise on routes. In the afternoon board the Northern Explorer train to journey to either Auckland or Wellington (advise when booking), arriving in the evening.
3 nights Accommodation
Transfers within journeys
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Maori Hangi & Concert
NZ River Jet
Orakei Korako Thermal Reserve
Steaming Mud Pools
Tongariro National Park
Northern Explorer Train Journey*
* Note: The Northern Explorer train does not depart daily so we may change the order of this tour so that you get to experience the train. Alternatively the train may be replaced by an Intercity coach.