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7N/AKL/NORTHHIGH | 7 Night(s) Package

7 Nights Northern Highlights Drive (New Zealand)


Explore the highlights of the North Island including the Bay of Islands and Rotorua, 2 of the most popular destinations. In the Bay of Islands you’ll take a cruise amongst the many islands home to an abundance or marine wildlife, including dolphins which you might be lucky enough to see. In Rotorua you’ll enjoy a thrilling cultural encounter at Mitai Maori Village and you’ll return to Auckland via the fascinating limestone formations and glow worm caves of Waitomo.

Inclusion

~ 7 Days Hertz Car Rental with Max Excess coverage and Airport pickup levy - Group I (Kia Sportage or similar) / Group K (Kia Carnivale or similar for 4A)
~ 7 nights accommodation as below
* 2 nights Auckland City Hotel, Standard Room (2 Bedroom Suite for 2A2C,4A)
* 2 night Sea Spray Suites Paihia, 1 Bedroom Deluxe (2 Bedroom Deluxe for 2A2C,4A)
* 1 night Oceans Resort Whitianga, 1 Bedroom Apartment (2 Bedroom Apartment for 2A1C,2A2C,3A,4A)
* 2 nights Rydges Rotorua, Superior Room with Full Breakfast
~ Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) Dolphin Eco Encounter (Departs: Daily).
~ Mitai Maori Village Experience including Hangi Dinner (Daily except 25Dec).
~ Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ex Matamata (Daily, every 45mins from 9.30am till 3.30pm except 25Dec).
~ Polynesian Spa - Lake Spa admission.
~ Option to extend stay (Rates based on Auckland extension).

SUGGESTED ITINERARY (ACTIVITIES AND MEALS ARE NOT INCLUDED UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED)

DAY 1 – AUCKLAND

On arrival, pick up your car from Hertz Car Rental counter. Proceed with driving to the city of Auckland, New Zealand’s self-proclaimed ‘City of Sails’ is the country’s largest metro area. Resting between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea, this urban paradise has something for everyone. Surrounded by native bush, rainforests and an abundance of beaches, Auckland is a playground for both the city savvy and those with an eye for adventure. Explore the central museums and galleries on foot, or take a drive through one of over 800 regional National Parks to see deserted beaches, waterfalls and native forest.

Check in and rest for the day after a long flight. (Note: Standard check in time is 2-3PM, early check in is subject to availability).

Overnight: Auckland City Hotel

DAY 2 – AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS (APPROX 227KM / 3 HOURS 5 MINS)

Start early this morning. Travel North on State Highway 1 from Auckland past Warkworth and Leigh, through Wellsford and on up to Whangarei. Along the way, there are many forests to explore. You could also take off to the east and visit some of the surf beaches along the coast, such as Langs Beach, near Waipu. Whangarei (population 44,000) is the commercial and cultural heart of Northland. The city is surrounded by forested hills and is situated a harbour which houses yachts from around New Zealand and the world. If you are interested in clocks, the Clapham Clock Museum is worth a visit, with nearly 1000 unusual timepieces from around the world. It is located in the Town Basin, 5 minutes from the town centre Continue on to Kawakawa, which has a railway line running down the main street, which was originally built for trains to haul coal to Opua.

Overnight: Sea Spray Suites

DAY 3 - BAY OF ISLANDS

AM Cruise: 4 hours (Starts 8am) / PM cruise: 3 hours (starts 12:30pm)
Proceed to Paihia Wharf to board your Fullers Great Sights vessel Tutunui at Paihia Wharf, next to the Maritime Building on the waterfront OR at Russell Wharf on the waterfront to commence a half day Dolphin Eco-Encounter cruise. Tutunui is purpose-built, with a low viewing deck and underwater microphones. This cruise seeks out some of the many playful dolphins within the sheltered waters of the Bay, allowing you to enjoy watching the dolphins in their natural environment. Cruise concludes approximately 4 hours after commencement back at Russell Wharf OR Paihia Wharf.

Free at leisure in the afternoon.

Overnight: Sea Spray Suites

DAY 4 – BAY OF ISLANDS - WHITIANGA (APPROX 416KM / 5 HOURS 30 MINS)

A choice of routes back south today - you can travel back down State Highway 1 straight into Auckland, or try a different route - over to the west coast through Opononi, along the beautiful coast. Further south on this route is the Waipoua Forest, which holds a reserve of 2639 hectares of Kauri, the largest surviving stand of these magnificent trees, which once covered much of the northern half of the North Island. Carry on the main State Highway 1 through Auckland again and onto Highway 2 towards the Coromandel Peninsula. Along the coast of the Firth of Thames is the township of Thames, which provides a reminder of the gold rush, which began in 1867. From Thames it is a short trip over the beautiful Coromandel Ranges mountains to Whangamata or Pauanui.

The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful area, with cool forests, picturesque beaches, rugged coastlines and swimming holes. Take a bushwalk, a walk on the beach, dangle a line, or do nothing at all.

Overnight: Ocean Resort Whitianga

DAY 5 WHITIANGA - ROTORUA (Approx 230KM, 3 HOURS 10 MINS)

Travel South past many more beautiful beaches, and the township of Tauranga, one of the North Island’s largest ports. Your route takes you through the Kiwifruit Country around Te Puke and on to the heart of thermal activity and cultural centre of New Zealand, Rotorua. Rotorua is on the central North Island volcanic plateau, which causes the geysers, pools of boiling mud and water, steam vents and terraces of silica.

On arrival, check in at the hotel and rest of the day. Late afternoon at about 4.45 - 5.15pm, a Mitai coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Mitai Maori Village, Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua to commence an evening tour that provides an authentic introduction to Maori culture. Once on board the coach a traditionally dressed hostess welcome guests. Upon arrival at the village enjoy a Hangi meal, cultural performance and guided bush walk and see warriors paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, plus the opportunity to see glowworms in their natural habitat. Tour concludes at 8.30pm during winter (April to September) and 9:30pm during summer (October to March), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.

Overnight: Rydges Rotorua

DAY 6 ROTORUA (HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOUR)

Ensure you prebook your Hobbiton Movie set tour (Starting from 9.30am during peak seas). Join your Hobbiton Movie Set Tours guide at The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Matamata, to commence a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. This essential stop for every Lord of the Rings fan allows a visit to the actual Hobbiton village from the movie trilogies. The tour starts with a drive through a 1,250 acre working sheep farm. The Hobbit Holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can then be viewed. See how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. A tour guide escorts the clients through the 10 acre site while recounting fascinating details on how the Hobbiton movie set was created. At the end of the tour enjoy a sample bespoke beverage at the Green Dragon Inn. Relax in hand-crafted leather chairs in front of a crackling open fire and take in the view across the lake to the mill and Bag End. Tour concludes approximately 2 hours after commencement, back at The Shire's Rest.

Free at leisure this evening, included in your package is a soak in the Polynesian Spa - Lake Spa. Polynesian Spa is New Zealand's leading international spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua. In a picturesque, tranquil setting overlooking Lake Rotorua, visitors can enjoy a wonderful fusion of hot mineral spring bathing, spa therapies and lake views.

Overnight: Rydges Rotorua

DAY 7 ROTORUA - AUCKLAND (Approx 228KM / 2 HOURS 50MINS)

Return to Auckland today via the small townships of Tirau and Cambridge. Alternatively, you could take a detour via the Waitomo Glowworm Caves on your way back to Auckland.

DAY 8 – AUCKLAND

After check out, drive to the airport where you will return the car at the Hertz counter. Do remember to refill the fuel prior to returning.

We hope you have a wonderful time in New Zealand!

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
**HONEYMOONER PERKS** (Proof of marriage is required)
Not applicable

** CAR RENTEL EXTENSION RATES PER DAY IN SGD$ **
VALIDITYCAR MODEL (GUIDE ONLY)DAILY RATES FOR RENTAL FOR 7-13 DAYS
01Apr - 31OctGroup I - Kia Sportage or similar112
01Apr - 31OctGroup E - Toyota Camry Sedan or similar136



01Nov - 31MarGroup I - Kia Sportage or similar153
01Nov - 31MarGroup K - Kia Carnivale or similar176


Important Notes


~ Valid for travel to be completed by 31 Mar'20.
~ Itinerary is for your reference only and subject to final confirmation from the local operator.
~ This is a LAND only package, airfares to/from New Zealand is sold separately.
~ Driving Regulations - Minimum 1 yr driving experience and min. rental age is 18 yrs.
~ Strict cancellation policy apply once booking is confirmed.
~ Child's price is valid when travel with adult sharing one room using existing bedding.
~ Price excludes airport taxes, security tax and other applicable surcharges.
~ Payment may be made in Singapore Dollars by cash, NETS, cheques and credit cards.
~ Due to fluctuation on currency exchange and changes on airfare, prices are subject to change without prior notice.


Surcharges (Airlines / Hotels)


Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package.
~ Hotel high season surcharge is applicable as follows:-

AUCKLAND CITY HOTEL
* 01Feb - 31Mar'20 at S$20 per Standard Room and S$35 per 2 Bedroom Suite per night.

SEA SPRAY SUITES
* 01Apr - 30Apr, 01Oct-31Oct'19 at S$30 per room per night.
* 20Dec - 23Dec'19 & 12Jan - 31Mar'20 at S$85 per 1 Bedroom Deluxe / S$90 per 2 Bedroom Deluxe per night.
* 24Dec - 11Jan'20 at S$396 per 1 Bedroom Deluxe / S$460 per 2 Bedroom Deluxe per night.

OCEANS RESORT WHITIANGA
* 01Apr - 18Apr, 22Apr - 30May'19 at S$10 per room per night.
* 19Apr - 21Apr, 25Oct - 27Oct'19, 12Jan - 25Jan & 29Jan - 01Mar'20 at S$60 per room per night.
* 31May - 02Jun'19 at S$55 per room per night.
* 28Oct - 20Dec'19 & 02Mar - 31Mar'20 at S$35 per room per night.
* 21Dec'19 - 11Jan'20 at S$130 per room per night.
* NOT APPLICABLE FOR STAY on/between 09Sep - 10Sep'19 and 26Jan - 28Jan'20.

RYDGES ROTORUA
* 01Apr - 30Apr, 01Sep - 31Oct'19 at S$65 per room per night.
* 26Dec'19 - 04Jan'20 at S$245 per room per night.
* 18Jan - 01Feb'20 at S$100 per room per night.
 

TRAVEL START DATE


Choose your hotel room
Room Type
Hotel Rating
Adult(s)
Child

Passenger(s) Bedding and Room(s)

Remarks

Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package.
~ Hotel high season surcharge is applicable as follows:-

AUCKLAND CITY HOTEL
* 01Feb - 31Mar'20 at S$20 per Standard Room and S$35 per 2 Bedroom Suite per night.

SEA SPRAY SUITES
* 01Apr - 30Apr, 01Oct-31Oct'19 at S$30 per room per night.
* 20Dec - 23Dec'19 & 12Jan - 31Mar'20 at S$85 per 1 Bedroom Deluxe / S$90 per 2 Bedroom Deluxe per night.
* 24Dec - 11Jan'20 at S$396 per 1 Bedroom Deluxe / S$460 per 2 Bedroom Deluxe per night.

OCEANS RESORT WHITIANGA
* 01Apr - 18Apr, 22Apr - 30May'19 at S$10 per room per night.
* 19Apr - 21Apr, 25Oct - 27Oct'19, 12Jan - 25Jan & 29Jan - 01Mar'20 at S$60 per room per night.
* 31May - 02Jun'19 at S$55 per room per night.
* 28Oct - 20Dec'19 & 02Mar - 31Mar'20 at S$35 per room per night.
* 21Dec'19 - 11Jan'20 at S$130 per room per night.
* NOT APPLICABLE FOR STAY on/between 09Sep - 10Sep'19 and 26Jan - 28Jan'20.

RYDGES ROTORUA
* 01Apr - 30Apr, 01Sep - 31Oct'19 at S$65 per room per night.
* 26Dec'19 - 04Jan'20 at S$245 per room per night.
* 18Jan - 01Feb'20 at S$100 per room per night.
 
Room Type 7 Nights Northern Highlights Drive (New Zealand)
Adult (A) Child (C)
1A 2A 3A 4A 1A1C 2A1C 2A2C
2019-04-01 ~ 2019-11-30
As per itinerary 2480 1455 1250 1260 1745 675 755
2019-12-01 ~ 2020-03-31
As per itinerary 2690 1560 1295 1295 1850 605 720
Price per person in SGD$

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
**HONEYMOONER PERKS** (Proof of marriage is required)
Not applicable

** CAR RENTEL EXTENSION RATES PER DAY IN SGD$ **