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4-Day North Island Mandarin Guided Tour

Explore the best North Island has to offer in this 4-day-3-night tour!

Day 1: Auckland to Raglan

Haere mai (welcome)! Your tour kicks off in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. Head south to your first overnight destination, Raglan. This laid-back West Coast town is world famous for its perfect surf breaks and stunning black sand beaches. On the way to Raglan, you will visit Bridal Veil Falls, where a short walk through beautiful native bush leads to an impressive 55m cascading waterfall.

In the afternoon, you will have the option to take a beginner's surf lesson, or paddle around the harbour on a kayak or stand-up paddle board. In the evening, enjoy a beach/bush walk or witness a perfect sunset over the Tasman Sea - it's all up to you!

Accommodation included: Raglan Sunset Motel or equivalent (3-4 star)

Activities included: Walk to Bridal Veil Falls

Optional paid activities: Surfing, Kayaking & Stand-up paddle boarding (minimum number required)

Day 2: Raglan to Rotorua (via Waitomo Caves)

Departing early, your first stop of the day is Waitomo, a small rural town where the main attraction is in fact underground. Take a boat trip through Waitomo's magnificent cave network, where you will have the chance to see thousands of glow-worms up-close. From here, you will head straight to Rotorua. Before arriving in the town centre, you will take a short walk in Whakarewarewa Forest, where mighty Californian Redwoods (up to 72m high) mixed with native undergrowth give the park a sense of grandeur. There are several track options starting from the park area, as well as the starting point for the spectacular Redwoods Treewalk.

This evening, you will have the option to visit the Tamaki Maori Village or the Polynesian Spa. At the award-winning Tamaki Maori Village, you learn about Maori art, ancient rituals and traditions, and experience a delicious Hangi meal and interactive cultural performance. Alternatively, a relaxing soak in one of the many geothermal pools at the Polynesian Spa is a wonderful way to finish a busy day of adventure.

Accommodation included: Sudima Hotel or equivalent (3-4 star)

Activities included: Waitomo Spellbound glow-worm cave guided tour, Redwoods walk

Optional paid activities: Redwoods Treewalk, Tamaki Maori Village & Polynesian Spa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Rotorua to Taupo

Most will choose to start the day discovering the place where the real Middle Earth story begain - the Hobbiton Movie Set. Explore the hills, gardens and houses that were home to Frodo and Bilbo in Peter Jackson's epic trilogies. Those not interested in Hobbiton can opt to visit Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland - home to huge volcanic craters and a range of extensive geothermal activity, sign up for a show and tour at Agrodome for a unique New Zealand farm experience, or enjoy a free morning to wander around Rotorua's gorgeous lakeside and public parks.

Departing for Taupo in the early afternoon, we will stop at the lookout of thundering Huka Falls, NZ's most photographed natural attraction, on the way into town. You can choose to take a 4km scenic walk alongside Waikato River from the Falls to Spa Thermal Park. Next, head to the town centre on the shores of Australasia's largest freshwater lake, the Great Lake Taupo. You have the rest of the afternoon free for activities. The most popular activity here is to jump out of a plane and skydive over the lake; you can also test your bravery with a bungy jump or relax with a serene sailing trip on the lake.

Accommodation included: Acapulco Motor Inn or equivalent (3-4 star)

Activities included: Overview Huka Falls at the lookout

Optional paid activities: Rotorua - Hobbiton tour, Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, Agrodome farm show & tour; Taupo - Skydiving, Barbary Sailing (recommended from November to March) & Bungy/Swing over the Waikato River

Optional free activities: 3-4km Huka Falls Walkway (ends at Spa Thermal Park)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Taupo to Auckland

It's time to say goodbye to Taupo this morning as you being your journey north back to Auckland. You will stop at the award-winning Hamilton Gardens. After lunch, you will have an ice cream stop in Pokeno before the final drive into Auckland.

The tour officially comes to an end in Auckland city centre. There's still time to wander around the downtown, visit the waterfront, shop for some souvenirs and hang out in some of Auckland's lively cafés and bars.

Activities included: Hamilton Gardens

Meals included: Breakfast, ice cream in Pokeno

 

Additional Information

  • Children aged 6 and below are not permitted on this tour
  • Please find below a suggested packing list:
    • Camera
    • Water bottle
    • Sturdy walking shoes
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Warm layered clothing
    • Hat & sunscreen
    • Bathers/towel
    • Toiletries
    • Insect repellent
    • Motion sickness tablets

Details

Confirmation
2 Working Days
Duration
4 Days 3 Nights
Transport
Location Pickup and Dropoff
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
Amendment
No Amendments Allowed
Refund
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Pickup time for the 3 locations are as follows:

  1. Corner of Queen Street and Darby Street (bus stop outside Westpac): 0830hrs
  2. Sky Tower (bus stop on Victoria Street West at the tower side): 0835hrs
  3. YHA City (nearest bus stop on Queen Street): 0840hrs

What You Get

Includes

  • Experience Mandarin-speaking driver guide
  • 3-4 star twin-shared accommodation for 3 nights
  • 4-day itinerary as indicated
  • Meals: 3 cooked breakfasts and 1 special dessert
Excludes
  • Optional paid activities as listed (please enquire on-site)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (optional)

How to Use

Please present a printed voucher to the tour operator on the day of your tour.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 14 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 15 days prior the departure date
    • 65% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 32 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Choose from 3 pickup locations:

  1. Corner of Queen Street and Darby Street (bus stop outside Westpac): 237 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  2. Sky Tower (bus stop on Victoria Street West at the tower side): Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  3. YHA City (nearest bus stop on Queen Street): 490 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$896.50
$835.00
Age 18 and above
Child
$762.00
$710.00
Age 7 to 17 years old

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