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Explore the highlights of the North Island. From Auckland to Lord of the Rings’ ‘Mt Doom’ at Tongariro National Park, on this 6 day luxury tour.

Lord of the Rings enthusiasts visiting New Zealand will love Hobbiton, on the way from Auckland to Rotorua. Once in Rotorua, explore the thermal areas, geysers & hot springs. Additionally, numerous luxury spas in the area offer fine pampering to visitors seeking relaxation. A range of other attractions will keep you busy, including the Redwood Forest, and the Kaituna waterfall – the highest commercially rafted waterfall on Earth – and some of the best mountain biking in New Zealand.

Taupo offers the roaring Huka Falls. Consider taking a jetboat ride or enjoying a scenic flight. Tongariro makes for a superb daytrip from Taupo. The adventurous may wish to attempt the world famous Tongariro Crossing – the most famous day hike in all New Zealand. A scenic drive around the park also affords excellent views, and there are fine short walks in the area.

Later, the return drive to Auckland allows you to stop by Waitomo Caves, which are well worth exploring, as well as the internationally renowned Hamilton Gardens. A wide range of deluxe accommodation is available throughout the tour.

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Optional Tour Extensions

By default, this tour is 6 days in length. It can be done in reverse, or customised however you wish. Here are some ideas:

  • +1 night to include Hot Water Beach, or +2 nights if you’d like more time to explore the Coromandel Peninsula.
  • +1 night is recommended (but not essential), if you wish to hike the Tongariro Crossing.
  • You may like to +1 night in Waitomo or Hamilton, for more time at the Waitomo Caves and/or Hamilton Gardens.
  • +1 or 2 nights to include Waiheke Island.

What's Included?

General Inclusions

  • Private transfers to/from airport on arrival and departure day.
  • Driver-guide & vehicle on all days but arrival and departure day (this can be added for an additional cost on request).
  • All Breakfasts.
  • Route guide for your trip.
  • Optional free local sim card.
  • Full phone support and assistance.

Overnight Stops

  • 1 night in Auckland
  • 1 night in Rotorua
  • 2 nights in Taupo
  • 1 night in Auckland