On this New Zealand multi-centre holiday you fly into Wellington , where you pick up a car and drive to 6 of the most popular places that New Zealand’s north island has to offer. (please read full overview below)
Hotel accommodation is provided throughout your New Zealand Multi-Centre holiday and some hotels are on a bed & breakfast board basis. You drop your car off at Auckland airport and fly home to the UK from there.
We are currently offering £500 OFF per person AND a FREE car hire throughout Extras worth an additional £280 per person
**Prices shown are all per person and include £500 discount.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland, £169 per person - Enjoy two of New Zealand's famous destinations in one day. Take a guided tour of Waitomo Cave's stalactites and glowworms before heading to the bubbling mud pools and geysers of Rotorua. Enjoy two of New Zealand's famous destinations in one day travelling aboard a premium air conditioned tour coach. At Waitomo you'll take a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers to view stalactites formed over thousands of years by the constant dripping of water. Your caves tour includes a magical boat ride through the glowworm grotto, illuminated by thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Next stop is the the Agrodome for a hands-on Kiwi farming experience. You'll see sheep mustering by highly trained dogs, sheep shearing demonstrations and receive an insight into the history of dairy farm milking. Don't miss the opportunity to milk a cow, feed young animals or even be photographed with a huge bull! Then it's on to the famous Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve to see the renowned silica terraces, bubbling mud pools and unique geothermal vegetation. Exploding from the ground up to 100 feet (30 meters) high is the world-famous Pohutu Geyser, which bursts into life 10-20 times a day and has been a visitor attraction since the early 1900s. You'll also visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, to see how traditional carvings and weaving record history and customs in the Maori sacred meeting houses.
Bay of Islands Day Tour & Cape Brett Hole in the Rock Cruise from Auckland, £140 per person - Make the most of this popular day tour from Auckland with return coach travel to Paihia, including a spectacular dolphin watching cruise in the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands. Discover the magic of the Bay of Islands with this cruise through the maritime park which is filled with an abundance of wildlife and breathtaking scenery, the highlight of which has to be the passage through the 'Hole in the Rock'. Your experienced local skipper will guide you through the beautiful clear waters aboard Dolphin Seeker, a purpose built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as we get you up close to the action from the comfort of Dolphin Seeker. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock - hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you. Take in the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay. This full day tour brings together the historical highlights and stunning scenery of this spectacular region.
Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, £89 per person - Auckland's Whale & Dolphin Safari takes you out on the beautiful Hauraki Gulf which is considered one the most biologically and geographically diverse marine parks in the world. Considered one of the most biologically and geographically diverse marine parks in the world, 22 species of marine mammal have been identified in the Hauraki Gulf, almost one third of the entire world's population of species. Every Safari is different but all include: Dolphins viewed on over 90% of trips, whales viewed on 75%; cruise and commentary; culture and history of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf; fully licensed bar and snacks available for purchase. You may be spellbound by the spectacle of a feeding frenzy involving sea birds, whales, and dolphins or see small pods of dolphins playing around the boat. Wherever the most exciting whale and dolphin activity is, we aim to find it for you. Plus show you some of the most significant cultural and historical parts of this amazing maritime park. With six years of continued scientific programmes undertaken onboard, our crew are probably New Zealand's most experienced and knowledgeable. On Auckland's Whale & Dolphin Safari you will experience the Gulf from the most comfortable and stable whale watching vessel in New Zealand. Our luxury 20m high speed catamaran is designed specifically for the sea conditions of this unique area.
Auckland Harbour Sailing Dinner Cruise, £67 per person - Dine aboard a 50-foot (15-meter) yacht, then take an evening cruise on Auckland's beautiful Waitemata Harbour to see the twinkling city lights. Tie up at a sheltered anchorage within the largest yacht marina in the Southern Hemisphere where you will be invited to your table below decks and served your dinner along with an offering from the ship's bar. After dinner the sails are set and we pass under the Harbour Bridge to Chelsea sugar works, Devonport Naval Base and the City's waterfront. Guests are welcome to participate in sailing the yacht or just sit back, relax and enjoy the sail.
Sail NZ - Americas Cup Sailing Experience, £89 per person - Experience the exhilaration of sailing onboard one of New Zealand's America's Cup racing machines on this unique action-packed excursion in the 'City of Sails'. Take-up the challenge of sailing an America’s Cup grand prix racer, an activity which is normally the realm of billionaire owners and the most elite professional yacht racers in the world. Head to Auckland Harbour and board either the NZ 40 or NZ 41, which both took part in the 1995 America’s Cup - the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and the ultimate yachting event. The friendly, professional crew will take you through a short safety briefing and then the yacht heads out to sea, the sails are hoisted and the passengers become the crew. You are encouraged to take an active role and there is the unforgettable opportunity to take the helm. No previous sailing experience is required and the trip affords wonderful views of beautiful Auckland Harbour.
Auckland Bridge Climb, £71 per person - Admire the stunning views over the bustling harbour and downtown Auckland as you scale the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge on this fun filled adventure. On this exciting excursion you will travel up, under and around the 1,021 metre long bridge that links the North Shore of Auckland with the city and southern suburbs. Dubbed The Coathanger by the city’s residents after it was opened in 1959, the bridge rises 67 metres above the Waitemata Harbour, providing stunning 360 degree views of Auckland’s harbour and islands and the busy city around you. Your expert guide will fully brief you before your climb over the purpose built walkways and stairs which let you climb both over and under the traffic on the bridge with safety and ease. Your guide will fill you in on some of the history and myths surrounding this New Zealand landmark, as well as pointing out many interesting architectural features. If you can take your eyes off the astonishing scenery surrounding you for long enough, watch other thrill seekers as they leap past you into the harbour below from the bungy jumping pod.
Auckland City Highlights, £40 per person - Perfect for first time visitors or if you have limited time to get to know New Zealand's largest city, this tour serves as an introduction to this sophisticated, multicultural city. Your coach tour around Auckland begins in the commercial heart of the city, with a journey down affluent Queen Street, also known as the “Golden Mile”. From here you will travel though the historical buildings and university grounds of old Auckland and then over the Auckland Harbour Bridge enjoying fantastic views over downtown Auckland and the sparkling Waitemata Harbour. The magnificent 360 degree views over the city, Hauraki Gulf and Manukau Harbour at the summit of Mt Eden provide an excellent opportunity for a photo stop where you can stretch your legs before continuing on to the America’s Cup Village and Westhaven Marina. A forty-five minute stop in the Auckland Domain gives you the opportunity to visit the highly recommended Auckland War Memorial Museum or to explore the Domain in your own time. Your coach then travels via colonial Parnell Village to the exclusive residential area of Paritai Drive, before returning to the city along Tamaki Waterfront with its stunning views of the beaches, harbour and islands.
Auckland Harbour Bungy, £91 per person - Really get the adrenaline pumping through your system with Auckland's only bungy jump off the iconic Harbour Bridge! After drawing worldwide attention to the innovative activity of bungy jumping with a leap off the Eiffel Tower back in 1986, A J Hackett has put New Zealand on the map as the centre for extreme activities worldwide. There is no better place for you to take part in this daredevil leap than here in Auckland where you will enjoy spectacular views over Auckland city and its harbour and islands on the bridge walk out to the purpose built ‘jump pod’ before you jump into the blue below. The world’s first harbour bridge bungy jump will see you plummet towards the Waitemata Harbour 40 metres below in an experience not for the faint hearted.
Sky Jump, £132 per person - Experience the sensation of base jumping in a safe and controlled environment from the top of the Southern Hemisphere's tallest building. Experience the sensation of base jumping in a safe and controlled environment from the top of the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest building. Enjoy a 11 second fall from the top of Auckland’s Sky Tower. Your comfort and safety are paramount and the jump is controlled so that you reach speeds of up to 85km per hour before decelerating to a safe speed to land on the platform below. You will wear a flying suit and your trained professional crew will clip the cable onto your body harness before you jump so there is no jerkiness or bouncing and you will be upright throughout your experience. The fan descenders which are used to decrease your speed as you near the ground are the same technology used for stunts in movies and for parachute training simulations, creating the feeling of riding on a pocket of air throughout your jump. Take some time at the top to admire the surrounding city before stepping off for the jump of your life!