7D6N New Zealand Northen Highlights (Self-drive)

Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation, 6 days rental car with basic insurance, unlimited mileage and road maps.
 
Drivers Licence and Minimum Age


– Minimum rental age is 21 years. (Surcharge applies for 21-24 year olds)


– Drivers must present a full national driving licence which has been least for at least one year. 


– A current international driving linence or translation must accompany driving licences not in the English language.
7D6N NEW ZEALAND NORTHEN HIGHLIGHTS
Day 1: Arrive Auckland
Welcome to this cosmopolitan city dotted with volcanic cones and fringed by beaches and forest.
*Self-drivers collect your rental car from Auckland Airport depot

Day 2: Auckland – Waitomo Caves – Rotorua (370 kms)
Journey through lush countryside and incredible underground cave networks to float below a magical, luminescent ceiling at the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Continue through farmland, lakeland and forest until the distinctive smell of sulphur and constant steam drifts let you know you are in tempestuous, geothermal Rotorua.  Enjoy a night of traditional culture and entertainment when you join in a time of sharing and feasting to a selection of foods cooked the traditional Maori way on hot stones in an authentic earthen oven.

Day 3: Rotorua
Visit Te Puia and its thermal valley of roaring geysers, steaming rivers and boiling mud pools and experience the wonders of Maori arts and crafts. Take in the native bush, wildlife and trout at Rainbow Springs Nature Park and Kiwi Encounter before the informative Agrodome Sheep Show. Skyline Skyrides Gondola elevates you to a stunning environment for a buffet lunch with panoramic views of the city and lake. If you are brave enough, you may take a ride on the ”Luge” cart though the redwood trees.

Day 4 – Rotorua – Taupo – Napier (225 kms)
Depart on a scenic drive through rugged mountain ranges and exotic pine forests before you reach the stretches of fertile vineyards the Hawkes Bay is so well known for. Rest of the day is free to slow down and enjoy the heritage of this unique Art Deco City and its pretty coastal setting.

Day 5 – Napier – Wellington (323 kms)
Morning free for optional sightseeing. You may like to take an early morning hot air balloon ride, a guided Art Deco Walk, or tour some of the regions many fine wineries. Your afternoon departure takes you through the food and wine growing Wairarapa region, fringed by mountains and rugged coast, to New Zealand’s capital city.

Day 6 – Wellington 
A full day free to enjoy this compact boutique city packed full of atmosphere with its vibrant range of galleries, museums and restaurants.

Day 7 – Depart Wellington – Auckland – Sinagpore 
Self-drivers return car to airport depot.

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