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Brief Description
Price listed is on a 2 Adult basis. This tour is designed for people who like the freedom and being able to stop where you like and stay where you like.

Please enquire about single and additional person rates.
Day to Day Locations

Day 1. Hot Water Beach - Coromandel
Day 2. Rotorua
Day 3. Rotorua
Day 4. Waitomo
Day 5. Whangarei
Day 6. Bay of Islands
Day 7. Auckland
Tour Highlights Include

Tour highlights include some of New Zealand's top beach destinations, New Zealand's most thermally active volcanic zone, the World famous underground playground of Waitomo, New Zealand's largest city (Auckland), Bay of islands guided scenic sights tour, and Swimming with Dolphins in New Zealands Warmest waters. This freedom tour covers a wide variety of landscapes, culture and activity options and is quoted on the base rate of a 2 berth motor home. Tour includes one nights accommodation in a hotel at the end of the tour.

Please Note:

All products listed in this itinerary are subject to availability and price changes. If products are not available similar options will be offered which may alter this package price. This itinerary may also be altered to suite your needs. Please enquire for further information on our services.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Auckland - Coromandel (drive time = 2.5 hours)

Upon your arrival at Auckland Airport, your Motor Home will be available for pick up with a free transfer service to the rental Depot. Once on the road head in the direction of the Coromandel Peninsula. Suggested camping location Cooks Beach camping ground. A short drive from Cooks Beach is the ever popular Hot Water Beach. Hot Water Beach is famous for the thermal springs which bubble up through the sand. Take your own spade, or rent one from the local store, and create your own thermal pool in the sand.

Optional camping location - Cooks Beach camp ground.

Day 2: Coromandel - Rotorua 3 hours

Continue on to Rotorua, one of the World's most active volcanic zones. For over 150,000 years, powerful volcanic activity has formed this region into the awe inspiring state that it is today. The remainder of the day is free for you to discover Rotorua at your own leisure. This evening enjoy a complementary evening of entertainment with local Maori. Who offer a traditional Welcoming, Concert and "Hangi" (Dinner)

Optional camping location - Lakeside Thermal Holiday Park

Day 3: Rotorua

This Morning you will be picked up by Wet n Wild White Water company. With a short drive you will arrive at the infamous Kaituna River. The Kaituna is one of the most popular whitewater runs in the country, with the distinction of being the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall. With an exhilarating seven metre drop of raging, thundering whitewater it is the ultimate rafting experience to be found in New Zealand. Your afternoon is free, other suggested activities include mountain biking through (whakawerawera) native forest, culture and farm shows or checking out the thermally active areas in the area.

Optional camping location - Lakeside Thermal Holiday Park

Day 4: Rotorua - Waitomo 2 hours

Today travel through the fertile pasture lands of the Waikato and King Country to the scenic rolling hills of Waitomo. Waitomo is one of New Zealand's most popular adventure destinations and is known for its Caving adventures.Your caving experience departs Waitomo at 3:00pm so you will have plenty of time to arrive from Rotorua. Your caving experience ventures into Haggas Honking Holes, a very exciting, fast moving adventure that crams lots of action into only 4 hours. Not 1 but 3 abseils in waterfalls! Participants need to be fit and brave, but no prior experience is required.

Optional camping location - Waitomo Top 10 holiday Park.

Day 5: Waitomo - Whangarei 5 hours

Depart from Waitomo to pass through Auckland to Whangarei. Whangarei is New Zealand's warmest and northernmost city knows how to show you an easy-going good time. The Center of a district famous for its 100 or so superb beaches and romantic countryside. Whangarei with a population of 41500 or so, enjoys more than 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, and there's rainfall enough to keep the surroundings lush, green and attractively semi-tropical..

Optional camping location - Whangarei Holiday Park

Day 6: Whangarei - Bay of Islands 1 hour

A short one hour scenic drive North will see you in the beautiful Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands has one of the best maritime parks in New Zealand with the 144 islands and bays. The Bay of Islands region has a bounty of marine life, including whales, penguins, dolphins and many more. Few other areas are blessed with the presence of dolphins all year round, as is the Bay of Islands. On this the ultimate marine adventure you'll get right up close to the dolphins. Conditions permitting you will be able to swim with these amazing creatures. The Bay has the warmest waters in New Zealand for swimming with dolphins.

Optional camping location: - Bay of Islands Holiday Park

Day 7: Bay of Islands - Auckland 3 hours

Today explore the sights of historical Russell than on the Russell Mini Tour. This one-hour tour by coach visits areas which cannot be easily covered on foot. You’ll see 360° views of the Bay of Islands from the Flagstaff Hill and learn about the major historical sights of Russell, including Pompallier Mission House and Christs Church. You’ll share a personal insight into New Zealand’s earliest European history on this tour. . Upon your return to land in the early afternoon, begin your return journey to Auckland.

Accommodation: Copthorne Harbour City Hotel - Auckland

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