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New Zealand Family Shindig

  • See a Hobbit hole

    See a Hobbit hole

  • Agrodome Sheep Show

    Agrodome Sheep Show

  • Sea Life Aquarium

    Sea Life Aquarium

  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve

    Te Puia Thermal Reserve

  • Temporary Maori Tattoo Experience

    Temporary Maori Tattoo Experience

  • Learn About Hatching and Raising Kiwi Chicks at Rainbow Springs

    Learn About Hatching and Raising Kiwi Chicks at Rainbow Springs

Tour codes: FSNZ

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Day 1: Arrive in Auckland

At the Welcome function your Travel Director will spend time with kids and introduce them to each other, while you can sit back and relax with drinks and canapés. Get an exclusive “Behind the Scenes” experience at the Sea Life Aquarium. The kids can hand feed fish, adventure through the Shark Tunnel and even have a photo with a penguin! We also get exclusive after-hours access to Scott’s Hut, Antarctic Ice Adventure, Stingray Bay, The Underwater World and the Seahorse Kingdom.

Hotel: Auckland Harbour Oaks (Standard)

Day 2: Auckland to Rotorua

Today we embark on our trip to Rotorua. Adventure on a boat ride through Waitomo Caves viewing the starry wonderland created by the thousands of tiny glowworms of Glowworm Grotto. After lunch we visit the Tamaki Maori Village for a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony. There are lots of interactive hands-on experiences for the whole family. After an informative introduction to traditional carving and designs, you’ll get a chance to decorate yourself with fun temporary tattoos and weave your own creations out of natural flax plant. There’s also a fun Warrior Training session to learn different stances and master a set of challenges. All this fun will work up an appetite for a traditional Hangi feast in the evening.

Hotel: Quest Rotorua Central (Standard), 2 nights.

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3: Rotorua

No visit is complete without a trip to the Agrodome, after all farming is what put the Kiwis on the map! It’s lots of fun cuddling baby animals and making new furry friends with plenty of great photo opportunities. Next we’ll visit Te Puia on a guided tour of the Geothermal Valley. Experience the bubbling playfulness of the Te Puia mudpools and visit the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere, Pohutu.

This afternoon we’ll visit Rainbow Springs for a Kiwi Encounter to learn all about the incubation, hatching and raising of Kiwi chicks before they are released into the wild. For the adrenalin seekers there’s The Big Splash ride, the Skyline Rotorua and thrilling luge ride. The adults can indulge in a little ‘grown-up time’ with a wine tasting at the top of the Gondola at Volcanic Hills Winery. Spend some quiet time with a glass or two in the wine tasting room with spectacular panoramic views over Lake Rotorua. Or there is plenty of time for more luge rides all together as a family!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Rotorua back to Auckland

Heading from Rotorua to Matamata you’ll get to experience the real Middle-Earth with a visit to the Hobbiton™ Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. You’ll have the chance to become a Hobbit yourself… or a wizard, or a dwarf if you prefer. Take the opportunity to pose up a storm in full costume after your tour. Explore the Hobbit holes, Green Dragon™ Inn and the Mill and see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-Earth.

Hotel: Auckland Harbour Oaks (Standard)

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Depart Auckland

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

5 Day Guided Holiday

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Morning of day 5

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  • 4 nights accommodation at Auckland Harbour Oaks and Rotorua Quest with choice of accomodation style (1 or 2 bedroom apartments offered)
  • 4 x Breakfast
  • 1 x Dinner
  • Canapés & welcome drinks
  • Hat & water bottle for each guest
  • "Kiwi Sam" plush toy, backpack, educational workbook, stationery pack & sunscreen for every child

Accommodation Standards & Prices

Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

Tour with 4 nights accommodation (FSNZ)

Two Bedroom Apartment Auckland Harbour Oaks
Where you'll be staying
  • Auckland Harbour Oaks  
  • Quest Rotorua Central  
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Prices vary depending to group size and choice of accommodation.

Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Your choice of accommodation standards

Choose from a range of accommodation standards. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

  • Standard (R)

  • Auckland Harbour Oaks
    16 Gore St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    • Auckland Harbour Oaks 2 Bedroom Superior Room
    • Auckland Harbour Oaks 2 Bedroom Apartment
    • Auckland Harbour Oaks 2 Bedroom Executive Room
    • Auckland Harbour Oaks Balcony Views

    Auckland Harbour Oaks offers Auckland CBD apartment style hotel accommodation with sweeping views over Waitemata Harbour and Auckland City.

    Auckland Harbour Oaks is accommodation ideally located to explore Auckland and its surrounds. Take a short stroll to the Viaduct Harbour and Auckland’s stunning waterfront with an array of restaurants and bars.

    • Features
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
    • Guest Laundry
    • Kitchen Facilities
  • Quest Rotorua Central
    1192 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
    • Quest Rotorua Central - Apartment Room
    • Quest Rotorua Central - Apartment Kitchen
    • Quest Rotorua Central - Front Exterior

    Quest Rotorua Central is located in the heart of the Rotorua CBD. The apartments are a stone’s throw from Rotorua’s local restaurants, bars and shopping precinct. The world famous Polynesian Spa on Rotorua’s lakefront is a leisurely 550m stroll away. Our apartment style accommodation offers guests an excellent alternative to traditional motel or hotel accommodation in the Rotorua region.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Kitchen Facilities
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Laundry Service
    • Flat Screen TV
    • iPod/iPhone docking station
    • Hairdryer
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