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Auckland Rotorua Taupo

Geyserland and Lake

Start: Anywhere
Finish: Anywhere

A great bus pass to see the North Island when you have limited time.

After the beaches of the Coromandel, you’ll be taken onto Waitomo to explore the labyrinth of caves with a legendary black water rafting trip, or one of the many nature walks.

From Waitomo you’ll head to Rotorua, the geothermal and cultural capital of New Zealand where you can partake in a traditional feast and marvel at the boiling mud and shooting geysers. The trip carries on to one of New Zealand’s tourism mecca’s, Taupo, famous for the huge lake, Mt. Doom of Lord of the Rings fame (Mt. Ngaruhoe), and tandem skydiving. 

  • Start anywhere, finish anywhere
  • Minimum of 7 days travel
  • Valid for travel between November 2022 and 30th April 2023
  • Change travel dates as many times as you like with no fees
  • Reserved accommodation at every overnight stop - guaranteed.
  • Best Price Guarantee on activities
  • Flexible, easy, stress free travel with like-minded travellers
  • Legendary local Driver Guides

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NZ $395

Auckland to Hot Water Beach

Departing Auckland we head south-east to the pristine beaches of the Coromandel and the world-famous Cathedral Cove (included). Here you have the option to kayak around this stunning coastline (optional activity) as well as the opportunity to visit Hot Water Beach (included); a unique surf beach where if you catch the tide right, you can dig a hole in the sand to create your own personal spa pool.

Reserved Accommodation

  • Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park (not included)


  • Cathedral Cove walk (free)
  • Hot Water Beach (free)
  • Cathedral Cove Kayaking

Hot Water Beach to Waitomo

Leaving the gorgeous Coromandel behind we’ll venture into the enchanting Karangahake Gorge nestled among the Kaimai Ranges, for a hike (included) amongst the walkways and old mining tunnels. If that isn’t enough fun for one day, then never fear, next we’ll be heading over to Waitomo ('wai' meaning water, 'tomo' meaning hole) for a magical tour of the world-famous glow-worm caves. For those feeling a little more adventurous, you will have the opportunity to experience a Black Water Rafting trip.

Reserved Accommodation

  • Waitomo Homestead Cabins (not included)


  • Karangahake Gorge Walk (free)
  • Waitomo Glowworm caves
  • Black Water Rafting - Labyrinth
  • Black Water Rafting - Abyss

Waitomo to Rotorua

We start the day with a walk through the Ruakuri Reserve and say goodbye to those glowing little critters. Next, we'll pass through The Shire of Hobbiton where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the Hobbiton Movie Set (optional activity) before rolling on through to Rotorua; a mystical land of bubbling mud pools, rocketing geysers and natural hot springs. Optional activities (which are not included) are luging down the SkyLine, White Water Rafting, Hells Gate, Mountain biking through the RedwoodsZorb, Wai-o-tapu, Polynesian Spa or National Kiwi Hatchery.

Reserved Accommodation

  • Tamaki Maori Village (not included)
  • Base Rotorua (not included)


  • Ruakuri Bushwalk (free)
  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour
  • Tamaki Maori Village evening show
  • Tamaki Maori Village evening show & overnight stay
  • Skyline Gondola and Luge

Rotorua to Taupo

If you haven't had a chance yet to explore the geothermal reserve of Te Puia, we will check it out this morning before heading onto Great Lake Taupo, taking in a walk to the pounding Huka Falls (included). In Taupo there is lots to do, just tell us what you’re in the mood for and we’ll get you there. The lake itself (actually an extinct volcano crater) is a sight to behold from the shoreline (included), but the more adventurous might want to take the opportunity to experience optional activities such as sail across the lake on a yacht to the Māori rock carvings, or even get a birds-eye view by skydiving above it. On your free day in Taupo, head to Tongariro National Park and hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (extra activity); a dramatic landscape of stunning contrasts created by extinguished lava flows and emerald lakes. It’s no surprise Tongariro is often described as one of New Zealand’s best one-day hikes. 

Reserved Accommodation

  • Base Taupo (not included)


  • Te Puia Geothermal wonderland
  • Huka Falls (free)
  • Skydive Taupo
  • Sail Barbary Cruise
  • Tongariro Crossing hike

Taupo free day

Taupo’s central location means it’s a hop, skip and a jump away from other world-class activities which we give you the option to experience on this free day. Head up the Sky Waka (extra activity) to experience Mount Ruapehu or hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (extra activity); a dramatic landscape of stunning contrasts created by extinguished lava flows and emerald lakes. It’s no surprise Tongariro is often described as one of New Zealand’s best one-day hikes. 

Reserved Accommodation

  • Base Taupo (not included)


  • Tongariro Crossing shuttle bus
  • Skydive Taupo

Taupo to Auckland (via Rotorua)

This morning we head north to Rotorua, renowned for its Maori heritage and thermal activity. After dropping off passengers in Rotorua who are spending a night or two here, we stop at the National Kiwi Hatchery, where you can get up close and personal with our national icon – the Kiwi bird. Next, we make our way to Matamata (aka Hobbiton). You can jump off here if you’re a Lord of the Rings nut. Then it’s onwards through the rolling countryside to Auckland, otherwise known as the ‘City of Sails’. 

Reserved Accommodation

  • Nomads Auckland (not included)


  • The National Kiwi Hatchery Tour
  • Auckland Skytower
  • Auckland nightlife

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