from USD $POARain Forest to Rotorua Tour via Coromandel
Rain Forest to Rotorua via Coromandel
Rain Forest to Rotorua
Day 1 We head from Auckland to Coromandel and our base here is Whitianga, a Seafood paradise with white sandy beaches full of history dating back to Captain Cook who claimed New Zealand for the British. With the lush free rain forest with wildlife and the coastline full of seafood, the Coromandel is a gold mine. Time is allowed for the walk to world famous Cathedral Cove. Dig a hole and dip your feet in Hot water Beach before overnighting in Tauranga.
Day 2 From Mount Maunganui we head to Te Puke the Kiwi Fruit Capital of the World. This area is known for Kiwi Fruit, Dairy farming and Honey. We stop at Convita Honey to learn about Beekeeping or there is the option for an extra cost you can charter a helicopter trip to White Island an active volcano (POA) before heading to the geothermal hot spot Rotorua for the night. We then visit Lake Tawawera to view the ancient Maori cave painting then explore the buried village. You will have a choice of fine dining or cultural performance including a traditional Hangi (Not included in the cost).
Day 3 Rotorua is in a region called the Bay of Plenty, a myriad of things to see and do there catering to all levels of taste. We will visit Te Puia, Whakarewarewa forest, An ancient Maori village, and carving Centre, The Redwood walk, a secret spot beyond the blue and green lakes.
From here return late afternoon to Auckland if required via Hobbiton or extend for another day for further exploration. We suggest Taupo and Napier as great additions to this tour and can provide detailed itins capturing the essence of these regions.
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