short break icon 4 Day Short Break

Rotorua Discovery

  • Pohutu Geyser

    Pohutu Geyser

  • Maori Culture

    Maori Culture

  • Thermal Reserve

    Thermal Reserve

  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

    Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

  • Thermal Reserve

    Thermal Reserve

  • Agrodome Sheep Show

    Agrodome Sheep Show

Tour codes: ZR5R, ZR5F

Prices From

$1275

adult twin ?

$1020

child ?

$1500

single ?
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Itinerary

As this Short Break departs at 6.45am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night. You’ll travel with a different Driver Guide and group of like-minded travellers each day, for a more diverse experience.

Day 1: Auckland – Waitomo Caves – Rotorua

Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of a historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local guide through the world-famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel (Standard) or Millennium Hotel, Rotorua (First Class), Rotorua, 2 nights.

Day 2: Rotorua Sightseeing

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Then enjoy a demonstration of New Zealand’s agricultural industry with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Tonight enjoy a unique Maori Hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae.

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3: Rotorua – Auckland

Spend a day at leisure in Rotorua. Late this afternoon travel through forests and lush Waikato farmlands on your way to Auckland.

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Auckland (Standard) or The Langham Hotel Auckland (First Class)

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Depart Auckland

Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).

Included Meals: Breakfast

Note: This itinerary is valid for departures after 1 October 2015.

4 Day Short Break

Departs

Daily 6.45am from Auckland

Returns

Morning of day 4 at Auckland

Need Accommodation?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast (3)
  • Dinner (1)
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 45 days prior to travel

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness requirement

Low level of fitness required.

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 Standard Accommodation (ZR5R)

Standard Room Copthorne Hotel Rotorua
Where you'll be staying
  • Copthorne Hotel  
  • Scenic Hotel Auckland  
> More detail
FROM
$1275
adult twin ?
$1020
child ?
$1500
adult single ?

Tour with First Class Accommodation (ZR5F)

Executive Room Langham Hotel Auckland
Where you'll be staying
  • Millennium Hotel, Rotorua  
  • The Langham Hotel Auckland  
> More detail
FROM
$1395
adult twin ?
$1116
child ?
$1735
adult single ?

Prices above may vary according to your departure date. 



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)

  • Copthorne Hotel
    Fenton St, Rotorua 3010, North Island
    • Copthorne Hotel Rotorua - Exterior
    • Copthorne Hotel Rotorua - Standard Room
    • Copthorne Hotel Rotorua - Pool
    • Copthorne Hotel Rotorua - Lobby
    • Copthorne Hotel Rotorua - Bar Area

    Marrying stylish contemporary accommodation with agreeable amenities, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua is a superb choice for the holidaymaker who wants to explore the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

    • Features
    • Satellite TV
    • Refrigerator
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hair Dryer
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio
  • Scenic Hotel Auckland
    380 Queen Street, Auckland 1010
    • Scenic Hotel Auckland Studio Room
    • Scenic Hotel Auckland Lobby
    • Scenic Hotel Auckland Exterior

    Located in central Queen Street, Scenic Hotel Auckland is in the heart of the Auckland central business district (CBD). This beautiful four-star Auckland hotel has transformed the landmark art deco MLC building into elegant and spacious apartment style accommodation.

    Scenic Hotel Auckland welcomes guests to enjoy stylish inner-city accommodation that offers space and convenience. A lavish renovation of this heritage building blends its fabulous art deco architecture with a contemporary feel and modern comforts.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Kitchenette
    • Sky TV
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Iron
    • Hairdryer
    • Refrigerator
  • Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
    Corner Eruera & Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, North Island
    • Zazu Bar at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Lobby at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Nikau Restaurant at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Superior Room at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Front Exterior at Millennium Hotel Rotorua

    Centrally located in the city beside mystical Lake Rotorua, this hotel is just a brief stroll from the Rotorua Museum, Convention Centres and adjacent to a Polynesian Spa.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Sky TV
    • Personalised message and wakeup service
    • Work Desk
    • Radio
    • Hair Dryer
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • The Langham Hotel Auckland
    83 Symonds St Grafton, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Executive Room
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Lobby
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland exterior

    The Langham Hotel Auckland exudes a timeless elegance that celebrates the past, yet embraces the future. As a luxury Auckland hotel, we will enchant you with our tradition of graceful living.

     

    • Features
    • LCD TV
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Shower Over Bath
    • Deluxe Marble Bathroom
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Manual temperature control
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • In-room safe
    • Room service
    • Business Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Satellite TV
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Phone
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