Tour Packages- round 1

It’s a long way to the Land of the Long White Cloud. If you’re flying into Auckland, why not make the most of your trip, jump on a tour, and save yourself the hassle of walking the 642km to Wellington.

Our friends at Haka Tours have put together a couple of packages that will get you there and back again with tales to tell of our magical land.

From the primeval caves of Waitomo to the winding roads of Hobbiton, New Zealand’s North Island has much to offer travellers from near and far.

So join your fellows on a custom CoNZealand tour and see the sights in relative style.

Accessibility

Haka tours have much experience with travellers of different ability and alternative entertainment options are available for those that prefer them – Haka will prepare activities specific to the group. 

Just be sure to tell us your requirements in the form and if you are concerned that Haka may not be able to meet your specific needs, call them before you fill out the form on +64 9 520 5593.

Important

The cut-off date to sign up for the tour is February 28, 2020 so be sure to fill out the form before then.

And be sure to read Haka’s full T&C’s (downloads a PDF). 

See you on the road!

Day 1: Arrive Auckland
24 July 2020

 

Kia ora – Welcome to New Zealand and Auckland, known as the City of Sails.

 

Your guide will meet you this morning and take you into the city for a taste of the urban vibe in New Zealand’s largest city. Today you will be treated to a city tour, giving you a taste of all Auckland hotspots including Mount Eden, Mission Bay, entrance to the Sky Tower plus more depending on time! You have the freedom to make today as relaxed or adventurous as you like; those who want to add a little more thrill may opt to include the Auckland Harbour Bridge climb or take a heart-pounding bungy jump off the famous bridge.

 

Included activities: Auckland city tour, Sky Tower viewing deck entrance

Optional activities: Auckland Harbour Bridge climb or bungy

Included accommodation: Haka Hotel Newmarket or similar (twin share)

 

Day 2: Auckland – Waitomo – Matamata –  Rotorua

25 July 2020

 

Today will be an early start as we head south this morning through some beautiful lush green hills dotted with New Zealand’s iconic sheep before making our way to Waitomo, home of the one of a kind glowworm caves. You will enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.

 

En route to Rotorua, you will stop off at the village of Matamata for a tour of the iconic Hobbiton movie set. This picturesque former movie set is a testament to practical creativity. Your Hobbiton guide will escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon Inn.

 

This evening you will enjoy Te Pō Tour at Te Puia. This is a one of a kind feast of storytelling, entertainment and Māori cuisine. Be enriched with a deeper understanding of Māori traditions and absorb the unforgettable sights of this top Rotorua attraction at nightfall.

 

Included activities: Waitomo Glowworm Cave tour, Hobbiton movie set tour, Te Po evening experience at Te Puia with hangi dinner

Included accommodation: Holiday Inn or similar (twin share)

Included meals: Breakfast, hangi dinner

 

Day 3: Rotorua – Taupo

26 July 2020

 

By this morning you might have noticed the distinctive aroma of sulphur that Rotorua is famous for! The town is built upon one of the biggest areas of geothermal activity in New Zealand, which you have the chance to explore today. 

 

Enjoy the world’s youngest geothermal system while you are here at Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Experience spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly coloured microbiology and a wide array of birds.

 

Next stop is the Agrodome. This working farm hosts a popular farm show with a tour, animal interaction area and wool demonstrations. After learning about New Zealand farming life it is time to head to Taupo. We will include a stop at roaring Huka Falls: here you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydropower with more than 220,000 litres of water per second barreling over an 11-meter high waterfall.

 

This afternoon we will arrive in Taupo, a beautiful lakeside town with a stunning mountain backdrop. Lake Taupō is New Zealand’s largest lake – believe it or not, it’s roughly the same size as Singapore!

 

Included activities: Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Agrodome farm show & tour, Huka Falls stopover

Included accommodation: Suncourt Hotel or similar (twin share)

Included meals: breakfast

 

Day 4: Taupo – Wellington

27 July 2020

 

It’s a big drive from Taupō to Wellington, but there’s some unmissable scenery to see. Lord of the Rings junkies, you’re in for a treat!

 

Our journey takes us through Tongariro National Park via the Rangipo Desert. Some of your favorite Lord of the Rings battle scenes were filmed right here. The Desert Road boasts incredible views of three active volcanic peaks – Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe, and Mount Ruapehu. You may know Mount Ngauruhoe as Mount Doom, so be sure to snap a Mordor selfie! If you’re lucky you will also spot the wild horses that roam alongside the highway.

 

We pull into Wellington in the afternoon, with just enough time for a quick walk up Mount Victoria to see beautiful panoramic views, or a ride up the iconic Wellington Cable Car.

 

New Zealand’s capital is famous for its bars and eateries, and is a paradise for lovers of craft beer – you’ll be spoilt for choice tonight!

 

Included activities: Stopover Tongariro National Park

Included accommodation: Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay or similar (twin share)

Included meals: breakfast

 

Day 5: Wellington

28 July 2020

 

Today is your opportunity to take in all that our capital city has to offer. Included is a visit to The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Known simply as Te Papa, or ‘Our Place’, it opened in 1998 after the merging of the National Museum and the National Art Gallery. Learn about New Zealand’s history with exhibits showcasing our indigenous Māori culture. Stand in awe and reverence of the breathtaking “Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War” exhibit with its giant, intricate, and expressive statues. This groundbreaking exhibition tells the story of the Gallipoli campaign in World War I through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances.  

 

As an optional extra today you could choose to visit the Weta Cave and take a tour of the workshops to discover the genius behind-the-scenes action of the Lord of the Rings franchise and a multitude of other blockbuster films! Here you can learn about the processes and creative techniques that are used to make some of the most iconic visual elements of modern cinema.

 

Included activities: Te Papa Museum

Optional activities: Weta Workshop Cave tour

Included meals: breakfast

Please note accommodation is not included this evening

 

Pax Price
10 – 12 pax $1,825
13 – 16 pax $1,735
17- 22 pax $1,575

 

Optional activities cost

Weta Workshop Cave tour: $30 NZD      

Auckland Harbour Bridge climb: $130 NZD

Auckland Harbour Bridge bungy: $165 NZD

Day 1: Wellington
3 August 2020

 

Welcome to your first day on tour! Today is your opportunity to take in all that our capital city has to offer. Included is a visit to The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Known simply as Te Papa, or ‘Our Place’, it opened in 1998 after the merging of the National Museum and the National Art Gallery. Learn about New Zealand’s history with exhibits showcasing our indigenous Māori culture. Stand in awe and reverence of the breathtaking “Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War” exhibit with its giant, intricate, and expressive statues. This ground-breaking exhibition tells the story of the Gallipoli campaign in World War I through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances.  

 

As an optional extra today you could choose to visit the Weta Cave and take a tour of the workshops to discover the genius behind-the-scenes action of the Lord of the Rings franchise and a multitude of other blockbuster films! Here you can learn about the processes and creative techniques that are used to make some of the most iconic visual elements of modern cinema.

 

Take a walk walk up Mount Victoria this evening to see beautiful panoramic views, or take a ride up the iconic Wellington Cable Car.

 

Included activities: Te Papa Museum

Optional activities: Weta Workshop Cave tour

Included accommodation: Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay or similar (twin share)

 

Day 2: Wellington – Taupo
4 August 2020

 

It’s a big drive from Wellington to Taupō, but there’s some unmissable scenery to see. Lord of the Rings junkies, you’re in for a treat!

 

Our journey takes us through Tongariro National Park via the Rangipo Desert. Some of your favorite Lord of the Rings battle scenes were filmed right here. The Desert Road boasts incredible views of three active volcanic peaks – Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe, and Mount Ruapehu. You may know Mount Ngauruhoe as Mount Doom, so be sure to snap a Mordor selfie! If you’re lucky you will also spot the wild horses that roam alongside the highway.

 

This afternoon we will arrive in Taupo, a beautiful lakeside town with a stunning mountain backdrop. Lake Taupō is New Zealand’s largest lake – believe it or not, it’s roughly the same size as Singapore!

 

Included activities: Stopover Tongariro National Park

Included accommodation: Suncourt Hotel or similar (twin share)

Included meals: breakfast

 

Day 3: Taupo – Rotorua
5 August 2020

 

Get ready for an action packed day and an early start! As we leave Taupo today we will include a stop at roaring Huka Falls, here you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydropower with more than 220,000 litres of water per second barreling over an 11-meter high waterfall.

 

As we near Rotorua you might notice the distinctive aroma of sulphur that Rotorua is famous for! The town is built upon one of the biggest areas of geothermal activity in New Zealand, which you have the chance to explore today. 

 

Enjoy the world’s youngest geothermal system while you are here at Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Experience spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly coloured microbiology and a wide array of birds.

 

Next stop is the Agrodome this afternoon. This working farm hosts a popular farm show with a tour, animal interaction area and wool demonstrations. After learning about New Zealand farming life it is time to head to Taupo. 

 

This evening you will enjoy Te Pō Tour at Te Puia. This is a one of a kind feast of storytelling, entertainment and Māori cuisine. Be enriched with a deeper understanding of Māori traditions and absorb the unforgettable sights of this top Rotorua attraction at nightfall.

 

Included activities: Huka Falls stopover, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Agrodome farm show & Tour, Te Po Evening Experience at Te Puia with hangi dinner

Included accommodation: Holiday Inn or similar (twin share)

Included meals: Breakfast, hangi dinner

 

Day 4: Rotorua – Matamata – Waitomo – Auckland

6 August 2020

 

We continue heading north this morning through some beautiful lush green hills dotted with New Zealand’s iconic sheep before making our way to Waitomo, home of the one of a kind glowworm caves. Today you will enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.

 

En route to Auckland, you will stop off at the village of Matamata for a tour of the iconic Hobbiton movie set. This picturesque former movie set is a testament to practical creativity. Your Hobbiton guide will escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon Inn.

 

Included activities: Waitomo Glowworm Cave tour, Hobbiton movie set tour

Included accommodation: Haka Hotel Newmarket or similar (twin share)

Included meal: Breakfast

 

Day 5: Auckland

6 August 2020

 

Welcome to Auckland, known as the City of Sails. Your guide will take you into the city for a taste of the urban vibe in New Zealand’s largest city. Today you will be treated to a city tour, giving you a taste of all Auckland hotspots including Mount Eden, Mission Bay, entrance to the Sky Tower plus more depending on time. You have the freedom to make today as relaxed or adventurous as you like, those who want to add a little more thrill may opt to include the Auckland Harbour Hridge climb or take a heart pounding bungy jump off the famous bridge.

 

Included activities: Auckland city tour, Sky Tower Viewing Deck entrance

Optional activities: Auckland Harbour Bridge climb or bungy

Included meal: breakfast

Please note accommodation is not included this evening

 

Pax Price
10 – 12 pax $1,825
13 – 16 pax $1,735
17- 22 pax $1,575

 

Optional activities cost

Weta Workshop Cave tour: $30 NZD      

Auckland Harbour Bridge climb: $130 NZD

Auckland Harbour Bridge bungy: $165 NZD

Day 1: Auckland – Paihia
21 July 2020

This morning after meeting your guide we’ll kick off our tour with a leisurely scenic drive to the subtropical “Winterless North”.

The Northland region is home to some seriously ancient and impressive kauri forests. We’ll stroll through the largest of these – the Waipoua Forest – to meet Tane Mahuta, the biggest of them all. At over 1,250 years old and over 51 metres tall, he’s looking pretty good for his age.

We’ll also visit Hokianga Harbour, unique for its 150 metre high sand dunes. When the weather’s fine and the tides are on our side, you’ve got the option of sandboarding down into the beautiful water – it’s an unforgettable experience worth the cheap and cheerful price!

We reach the town of Paihia, the jewel of the Bay of Islands, in the early evening. As the sun sets, we’ll treat you all to a fish and chips feast overlooking the water. It doesn’t get more Kiwi than that!

 

Included activities: Tane Mahuta, Hokianga Harbour visit

Included accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar (twin share)

Included meal: Fish and chips dinner

 

Day 2: Paihia

22 July 2020

With more than 140 subtropical islands dotted around the coastline, how will you spend your day in the Bay?

Hitting the water is the best way to enjoy the coves and beaches of this corner of paradise, and the options are endless. Cruise through a natural rock archway, explore the ocean floor on a scuba mission, or sail in search of the local dolphins. Check out our optional activities below for ideas or hit up your guide for inspiration.

For an epic day out, take a road trip to Cape Reinga – the northernmost tip of New Zealand – to see where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide. It’s an unforgettable sight.

Whatever you choose, you’ll have epic stories to swap with your travel buddies tonight as the sun sets on an awesome day.

Optional activities: Cape Reinga day tour, Hole in The Rock cruise, Island Hopper day cruise, skydiving, intro to scuba diving

Included accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar (twin share)

Included meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Paihia – Auckland

22 July 2020

 

Today, discover the Bay of Islands’ important role in New Zealand’s history with a trip to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. We love bringing you here, it’s a truly unforgettable insight into Māori culture. The 35-metre carved waka (ceremonial war canoe), the world’s biggest, is a must-see.

 

After lunch we say goodbye to the Bay. We make time for a very special rest stop in Kawakawa to check out the grass-roofed, mosaic-covered, cobblestoned Hundertwasser Toilets. There’s even a living tree in there.

 

There are some beautiful waterfalls around the area, if you know where to look – and we certainly do! So we’ll stop off at one of them, depending on the weather and what your Haka Guide’s favourite spot is.

 

We head back to Auckland via Northland’s East Coast, which boasts stunning beaches and coastal walks. Be sure to have your swimwear handy – if time permits, your Haka Guide will take you to some of their top locations!

 

After an epic day, we reach the bright lights of the City of Sails in the early evening. To get ready for your tour to continue tomorrow on the way to Worldcon you have your accommodation for this evening included in your tour.

 

Included activity: Waitangi Treaty Grounds guided tour

Included accommodation: Haka Hotel Newmarket or similar (twin share)

Included meals: Breakfast (please note breakfast is not included tomorrow) 

 

Pax Price
10 – 12 pax $985
13 – 16 pax $955
17- 22 pax $899

 

Optional activities cost

Cape Reinga day tour:   $140 NZD

Hole in the Rock cruise: $111 NZD

Island Hopper day cruise: $130 NZD

Paihia skydiving: $299 NZD