Volcanic Venture

 

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. 

 

 

 

Inclusion

 

3 nights Accommodation

 

 

Coach Transport

Transfers within journeys

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Maori Hangi & Concert

NZ River Jet

Huka Falls

Orakei Korako Thermal Reserve

Steaming Mud Pools

Rainbow Mountain

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.