Tours & Activities
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Rotorua (day trip)
Saturday, 19 April
Departs Auckland city at 07:00 from conference hotels, returning at approximately 19:00
NZ$229 per person
Your coach heads south over the Bombay Hills; along the edge of the Waikato River Valley; through Ngaurawahia - the home of the Maori Queen; via Hamilton and Cambridge and then over the Mamaku volcanic plateau into Rotorua.
While in Rotorua you have 3 options:
Agrodome - an entertaining presentation of farming in New Zealand including sheep shearing, working the dogs and aspects of dairy farming. Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve - sample Maori Culture and view some awesome thermal activity. Maori Concert – a 40-minute concert of traditional Maori song and dance.
Rainbow Springs - beauty that is pure New Zealand, with native bush and birds, including the Kiwi and crystal clear pools of trout. Kiwi Encounter - take a tour through this modern facility where Rainbow Springs staff help with the recovery program for our national bird, the Kiwi. Get up close and personal with hand reared chicks as they are prepared for their return to the wild as adult birds. Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve - sample Maori Culture and view some awesome thermal activity. Maori Concert – a 40-minute concert of traditional Maori song and dance.
Bathe in the hot mineral waters of the Polynesian Spa. Admission included is to the exclusive Lake Spa Retreat pool area. Towels, soap, shampoo, showers and use of hairdryers included. Access to private lounge with full bar facilities is also available (own cost). Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve - sample Maori Culture and view some awesome thermal activity. Maori Concert – a 40-minute concert of traditional Maori song and dance.
When you make your booking, please advise which of the 3 sightseeing options you would like.
Options for independent touring with the city and surrounding region include:
Catch a ferry to Rangitoto Island and either climb to the summit or take the 4WD road train
Across the inner harbour from the city is the suburb of Devonport where you can stroll along the foreshore, do some shopping and have a coffee or a meal at one of the cafes.
For a more energetic day out, try the ‘Coast to Coast walk’
Close to Auckland is the bird sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi Island.
Auckland’s best shopping is in the inner-city suburbs of Newmarket, Ponsonby and Parnell.
For further information about restaurants, shops, sights, activities and transport in Auckland, we invite you to visit the Tourism Auckland website.