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, ZR5S

Prices From

$995

adult twin ?

$796

child ?

$1169

single ?
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Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

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

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 Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glowworms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand.

Hotel: Copthorne Hotel (Standard) or Millennium Hotel, Rotorua (Superior), 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. Here you’ll discover the beauty of the native bush, ferns and trees that grow around the crystal clear mineral springs and take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour through a working kiwi nursery and hatchery. Then enjoy a demonstration of New Zealand’s agricultural industry with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Farm Show. Tonight an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at a local marae. Learn about Maori art forms and traditions, followed by a concert featuring local performers. Then experience an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.

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 (Superior)

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 from 1 Oct 2017.

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 14 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
$995
adult twin ?
$796
child ?
$1169
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (ZR5S)

Executive Room Langham Hotel Auckland
Where you'll be staying
  • Millennium Hotel, Rotorua  
  • The Langham Hotel Auckland  
> More detail
FROM
$1125
adult twin ?
$900
child ?
$1395
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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