Summary

Self-drive - North Island Thermal Explorer

Thermal Explorer

Self-drive - North Island Thermal Explorer

Auckland, NZ

    This is an ideal self-driving tour to get to know the North Island. Car hire, accommodation and activities are included. Discover another world as you journey deep into the heart of the North Island along the Thermal Explorer Highway. Witness Rotorua's mighty geysers erupt before your eyes, feel the thrill of a jetboat ride through the raging waters of Huka Falls, and explore the famous Waitomo Caves filled with limestone formations & luminescent glowworms. And of course, a trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set is also included.  

    Inclusions

    • 7 nights holiday accommodation  
    • 8 days car hire in a Toyota Corolla hatch auto or similar  
    • 1 night at President Hotel Auckland
    • Hobbiton movie set  
    • 2 nights at Jet Park Hotel Rotorua  
    • Deluxe lake spa entry with towel & locker hire at Polynesian Spa  
    • Whakarewarewa Village tour & geothermal trail  
    • 2 nights at The Reef Resort Taupo  
    • Huka Falls jetboat ride & scenic cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings  
    • 1 night at The Park Hotel Ruapehu  
    • Waitomo Glowworm Caves experience  
    • 1 night at Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton  

    Please note that this package requires a minimum of 2 persons.

    Image Credit: Destination Rotorua, Miles Holden, Graeme Murray, Fraser Clements, Matt Crawford, Camilla Rutherford, Corin Walker Bain

    Travel Validity

    • Valid for Travel: 01 Oct 2021 - 31 Mar 2022
    • Selling Period: 30 Aug - 01 Nov 2021

    Hotel Details

    Thermal Explorer

    Discover another world as you journey deep into the heart of the North Island along the Thermal Explorer Highway. Witness Rotorua's mighty geysers erupt before your eyes, feel the thrill of a jetboat ride through the raging waters of Huka Falls, and explore the famous Waitomo Caves filled with limestone formations & luminescent glowworms. 

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    Exclusions
    • Personal expenses and tips 
    • Meals not specified  
    • Comprehensive travel insurance  
    Terms and Conditions
    • This tour requires minimum of 2 persons.  
    • Inclusions are subject to change based on supplier operational capabilities.  
    • Car hire based on Thrifty Rentals with pick up from Auckland Airport and drop off at Auckland Airport. Car hire excess conditions may apply. Further terms & conditions, payment conditions, booking & cancellation fees apply. 
    • International Flights not included.   
    • It is recommended to book an afternoon flight on Day 8 due to the drive from Hamilton