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Thrifty 3 Day Northern Highlights

3 Day Northern Highlights

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Route: Auckland to Wellington
Tour Operator: Thrifty Tours

Discover the amazing natural wonders of our North Island’s volcanic and geothermal regions.

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Discover the amazing natural wonders of our North Island’s volcanic and geothermal regions. Travel through our rich Waikato farmlands to reach a place famous for what happens beneath the earth’s surface. Travel underground by boat, to see the magical waterways, caverns and twinkling grottos of Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Visit Rotorua, a land of bubbling mud pools, steaming hot springs and shooting geysers. Share an insight into Rotorua’s fascinating history and experience Maori culture and hospitality at a traditional hangi and concert. Before departing Rotorua, have fun trying to tame a trout at Rainbow Springs and seeing sheep shearing in action. Travel overland past Lake Taupo and the towering peaks of Tongariro, Ngaruahoe and Ruapehu mountains. Continue through volcanic land, across fertile plains to trace the rugged Kapiti coast to Wellington.

Tour Inclusions


  • Public Coach Transport
  • Transfers within journey


  • 2 nights in 3.5 star motel standard
  • Pre & Post accommodation of the tour must be booked and is not included in price


  • No Meals are included in this tour


  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Maori Hangi and Concert
  • Te Puia Geothermal Experience
  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Agrodome Sheep Show




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Day 1 Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
Travel south through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glow-worms. Continue east to Rotorua, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori Hangi (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in Rotorua.
Day 2 Rotorua
At This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at the thermal area, tame trout at the springs and performing sheep and dogs at the Agrodome. This afternoon is free - there are many activities to enjoy.
Day 3 Rotorua - Wellington
Drive south to Wairakei - wreathed by steam, then to Taupo. Skirt Lake Taupo, and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of Tongariro, Ngaruahoe and Ruapehu. Continue across the fertile plains of the Manawatu and along the rugged Kapiti coastline to Wellington. Arrive late afternoon.



Note all prices are in New Zealand Dollars and are based Twin/Double share and Single occupancy valid until the 30 September 2018.

High Season rates apply for travel from 1st October 2017 - 31st March 2018. High Season Rates are shown below:

  • Single Supplement NZ$1179
  • Twin/Double Share NZ$959 per person
  • Low Season rates apply for travel from 1st April 2018 - 30th September 2018. Low Season Rates are shown below:

  • Single Supplement NZ$1096
  • Twin/Double Share NZ$892 per person
  • Prices are based on motel style accommodation, Bronze and Silver Hotel options are available on request.




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