North Island 3 days tour

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In this brave new world we are applying the philosophies of kiwi ingenuity and number 8 wire mentality and pivoting our 2020 tours to target the New Zealand domestic market. Our usual clientele comes from the USA and for you kiwis interested in touring with us you can see what our American friends have to say on TripAdvisor and Facebook reviews.

This 3 days North Island tour can be combined with our 7 days South Island tour or taken on it’s own.

Mondumo – North Island 3 days/ 3 nights

This tour includes a small group (minimum 5, maximum 24 people), services of a top-rated professional tour guide, 3 nights accommodation at the centrally located Millennium Hotel Rotorua, all sightseeing mentioned on the itinerary, 3 cooked breakfasts, BBQ lunch on day 1, hangi dinner at Tamaki Maori Village on day 2, free time on the afternoon of day 3 in Rotorua for your own activities, relaxation, or sightseeing.

Experience highlights:

  • Ruakuri Glowworm Caves
  • Rotorua authentic Maori experiences
  • Wai O Tapu Geothermal Wonderland
  • Maori concert and traditional hangi meal
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (Lord of the Rings)

More details:

  • Tour starts in Auckland, and ends in Rotorua.
  • 3 nights accommodation in: Millennium Hotel Rotorua
  • Tour price covers: 3 nights accommodation; 3 cooked breakfasts; 1 lunch; 1 dinner; transportation throughout the tour; services of a professional tour guide; admissions for all group activities mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Activity Level: This tour is a moderately active tour. A couple of the visits will require walking and standing for up to two hours.
  • Optional single supplements — we have a limited number of private rooms for solo travellers at an additional fee.
  • Solo travellers may be able to arrange a same gender room share. Email to discuss.
  • Please note: You are responsible for the cost of your own drinks at meals and costs of free-time sightseeing. If you choose to combine this tour with the South Island 7 days tour we can offer you the flight to connect from Rotorua to Christchurch at an additional cost of $290NZD per person. Note that this tour ends in Rotorua, and the South Island tour ends in Christchurch – return transportation home or to your next destination from the end of the tour is at your own cost and by your own arrangements.
  • See Terms and Conditions for important details regarding all of the above.

Day 1: Auckland to Rotorua, via Waitomo

Overnight: Rotorua

We’ll meet at a central location in Auckland and after some brief introductions hit the road to head south. Our first visit of the day is to Ruakuri Caves in Waitomo. These are the caves that you walk through (no boat), and you are allowed to take pictures! The limestone caves are home to thousands of luminescent larvae. We’ll learn all about their life cycles and eating habits and gaze in amazement at the creations of nature. Next we’ll head down the road to see our friends at Roselands Farm for a BBQ lunch (included). We end the day in Rotorua, our home for the next 3 nights.

Day 2 – Rotorua Geothermal Park and Maori Cultural Experiences

Overnight: Rotorua

After breakfast at the hotel, we head out to visit Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland. See the eruption of Lady Knox Geyser, the Champagne pool, bubbling mud pools and the deep green colours of the Devil’s Bath – an iconic site of Rotorua and New Zealand. Later in the morning we visit Te Whakarewarewa village where some of New Zealand’s earliest tor guides are honoured. Learn about the history of the village and life there today. We also visit an exclusive family homestead, which is normally not accessible by tour groups and gives a meaningful cultural connection. If you have never experienced this sort of Maori experience in New Zealand now is the time. We’ll have some free time in the afternoon and then head out in the evening to Tamaki Maori Village for a cultural performance and traditional hangi meal. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 3 – Hobbiton Movie Set and free afternoon in Rotorua

Overnight: Rotorua

Today we’ll drive an hour north to Matamata and visit Hobbiton Movie Set; used in the filming of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy movies The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Fans of the Tolkein stories and non-fans alike always come away having enjoyed this experience – maybe the free drink at the end of the tour in The Green Dragon has something to do with it… We’ll return to Rotorua for lunch and the rest of the afternoon is free – you may wish soak in Rotorua’s thermal spa waters, visit the Redwoods or take a Duck Tour around town and onto some of the nearby lakes (afternoon activities at own cost). Accommodation at the same hotel is included for you tonight. If you are continuing with us to the South Island for the following 7 days we’ll fly to Christchurch the next morning.

Tour Dates & Prices:

– 14 Oct – 17 Oct 2020
  • Tour: North Island 3 days tour
  • Tour Price: NZ$1,950 per person* 
  • *based on twin share
  • [Single supplement: upon request]
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– 11 Nov – 14 Nov 2020
  • Tour: North Island 3 days tour
  • Tour Price: NZ$1,950 per person* 
  • *based on twin share
  • [Single supplement: upon request]
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Click here to read more about our South Island 7 days tour.

All details bound by Mondumo Terms and Conditions.

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