On arrival collect your Rental Car. The rest of the day is free to explore at your leisure. View the city lights tonight from the Auckland Sky Tower.
Standard - Scenic Hotel Auckland
Superior - Rydges Auckland
Auckland - Rotorua - Taupo - National Park - Wanganui - New Plymouth - Hamilton - Auckland
Day 1, Arrive Auckland
Day 2, Auckland to Rotorua
Travel Time: 3 hrs
Distance: 233 kms
Day 3, Rotorua
Day 4, Rotorua to Taupo
Travel Time: 1 hr
Distance: 81 kms
Day 5, Taupo to Tongariro National Park
Travel Time: 50 mins
Distance: 61 kms
Day 6, Tongariro National Park to Whanganui
Travel Time: 1 hrs 55 mins
Distance: 160 kms
Day 7, Wanganui to New Plymouth
Travel Time: 2hrs 15min
Distance: 159 kms
Day 8, New Plymouth to Hamilton
Travel Time: 3 hrs 5 min
Distance: 239 kms
Day 9, Hamilton to Auckland
Travel Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Distance: 126 kms
Day 10, Depart Auckland
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Become immersed in The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films when you visit the actual Hobbiton movie set. Located just outside of Matamata - in the heart the lush Waikato farming region, your two hour tour will begin with a drive through a picturesque sheep farm. You'll then be taken through Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and the Party Tree while your guide shares behind-the-scenes tales and insight into the making of the films.
Tonight you could visit Tamaki Maori Village for a Hangi & Concert. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress. Enjoy a night of traditional culture and entertainment, before experiencing a Maori hangi (feast), with a selection of foods cooked the traditional Maori way underground.
The Huka Jet is 30 minutes of pure fun and exhilaration, skimming close to cliffs, sliding past trees, feeling the adrenalin of our full 360 degree spins. The excitement continues right up to the base of the foaming Huka Falls, where you get a spectacular water level view to New Zealand's most visited natural attraction. Nothing compares to watching 220,000 litres per second tumbling over the cliff face towards you.
The water from the mighty Huka Falls runs down the Waikato River through a series of Hydro Power Stations. You'll get a view of the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station in the comfort of our powerful Chevrolet V8 jet boats. This unique Geothermal Power Station uses underground geothermal activity to produce hot steamy water. The Waikato Rivers beautiful environment is varied and unique and is New Zealand's longest river flowing north from our largest lake - Lake Taupo.