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8 DAYS NORTH NEW ZEALAND + FARMSTAY EXPERIENCE (NZ08N)

Waitomo / Rotorua / Napier / Taupo / Matamata

ATTRACTIVE HIGHLIGHTS :

Waitomo:

  • Waitomo Caves

Rotorua:

  • Hangi Feast with Maori Concert
  • Rainbow Springs
  • Nature Park
  • Agrodome
  • Lakeland Queen
  • Skyline Skyrides Gondola
  • Te Puia Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley
  • Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

Napier:

  • Pernel Fruit World
  • Wine Tour

Taupo:

  • Lake Taupo
  • Huka Falls

Matamata:

  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

 

 

DAY 1: SINGAPORE-AUCKLAND

Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Auckland – the energetic “City of Sails”.

 

Meals Plan: Meals On Board, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: AUCKLAND-WAITOMO-ROTORUA

With an early departure from Auckland you will be travelling southbound towards the Waitomo Caves. Enjoy a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms. Thereafter, transfer to Rotorua. This evening, enjoy a traditionally-cooked Hangi Feast from earthern ovens and enjoy lively songs and performance during a Maori Concert. You may wish to enjoy a relaxing soak in the mineral pools of Polynesian Spa at your own expense.               

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: ROTORUA

After breakfast, visit Rainbow Spring Nature Park which showcases native flora and fauna as well as the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see New Zealand’s agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome. Following these three exciting attractions you will then experience a one hour lunch cruise on board the Lakeland Queen. Take in sights of Sulphur Bay, Mokoia Island and Kawaha Point on Lake Rotorua while enjoying a tasty buffet lunch. Next, take a Skyline Skyrides Gondola ride up to Mount Ngongotaha for breathtaking view of the city, lake and surrounding countryside.

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: ROTORUA-NAPIER

After breakfast, make your way to Te Puia, where you will encounter a natural wonderland of bubbling mud pools, erupting geysers and steaming hot springs in Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. Next, learn about Maori culture at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Thereafter, transfer to Napier, a seafront city that hosts distinctive art deco buildings in the inner city with their bold lines, elaborate motifs and pretty pastel colours. 

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: NAPIER-TAUPO

After breakfast, visit Pernel Fruit World in Hastings for a hand-on experience for working in a commercial fruit orchard. Take the opportunity to sample and buy local and seasonal fruits. Next, proceed to vineyard for wine tour (not operate on December 25 - 26). You have an opportunity to sample and buy some wines at there. Depart Napier and head north towards Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. Visit the thundering waters of the magnificent Huka Falls, regarded as one of New Zealand’s most impressive waterfalls. You can go for an optional jet-boarding adventure at your own expenses.

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: TAUPO-MATAMATA-FARMSTAY

After breakfast, head towards Matamata and be transported to the enchanting village of Hobbiton. Visiting Matamata to experience the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (not operate on Christmas Day, December 25) where “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” Trilogies were filmed. Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque New Zealand farmland and enjoy your farmstyle lunch at Hobbiton Movie filming site ‘s restaurant – Green Dragon Inn. Thereafter, depart for your farm stay to enjoy a night of kiwi hospitality and experience the daily life of a New Zealander.

Note:Please prepare an overnight bag for your farm stay. In the event if farm stay is not available, a home stay will be replaced. You may wish to bring a thank-you gift for your host. The group will be split into smaller teams to ensure maximum comfort. 

Meals Plan: Breakfast

DAY 7: FARMSTAY-AUCKLAND

Participate in some farm activities in the morning before bidding farewell to your host family. After that, leave for Auckland. You are free at leisure for the rest of the day after checking-in at the hotel. 

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast

DAY 8: AUCKLAND-SINGAPORE

This morning, if time permits, you can do some last minute shopping before you transfer to the airport for your flight home. 

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast



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