Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

24 day Land of the Long White Cloud Bay of Islands • Auckland • Coromandel • Rotorua • Napier • Wellington • Marlborough • Kaikoura • Akaroa • Dunedin • Queenstown • West Coast Glaciers • Christchurch NEW ZEALAND

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Departures: Daily

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Day 3: Bay of Islands - Auckland (240km/ 149 miles/ 3 hours) Today, it’s time to head south back to Auckland where you can enjoy a day exploring the largest city in New Zealand. Perhaps visit Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, scale the Sky Tower or take a short ferry crossing to Devonport for some iconic panoramic views of the city skyline and Auckland Harbour (all at own expense). Budget: Scenic Hotel Auckland; Standard: Skycity Hotel Auckland; Superior: Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland Days 4 & 5: Auckland - Coromandel Peninsula (173km/ 107 miles/ 2.5 hours) As you leave Auckland behind, you’ll head south on the Pacific Coast Highway Touring Route to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, famous for its golden-sand beaches, bush walks and rainforests. You’ll have 2 full days to explore the stunning natural scenery that makes this part of New Zealand such a draw for locals and tourists alike. Highlights include the spectacular Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and Cooks Beach. Budget & Standard: Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge; Superior: Grand Mercure Puka Park (2 nights) Days 6 & 7: Coromandel Peninsula - Rotorua (226km/ 140 miles/ 3 hours) Today, you will head inland to the geothermal resort of Rotorua where bubbling mud pools, luminous sulphuric lakes and turbulent geysers create a unique environment that has to be seen to be believed. Entrance to key attractions and a traditional Maori Hangi-style dinner are included if booking our optional sightseeing package. Budget: Holiday Inn Rotorua; Standard: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside; Superior: Millennium Rotorua (2 nights)

Day 1: Auckland - Bay of Islands (240km/ 149 miles/ 3 hours) This all-encompassing 24-day self-drive

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package starts as you collect your rental car either from the airport

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or downtown Auckland depot. Head north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge to the tranquil Bay of Islands where you will stay in the coastal town of Paihia, the site of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between the British Crown and the native Maori people. Budget & Standard: Kingsgate Autolodge Paihia; Superior: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (2 nights) Day 2: Bay of Islands 2 2 Whangamata Rotorua Taupo

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Enjoy a free day to explore the Bay of Islands and the charming resort towns of Paihia and Russell. Perhaps take to the water on a dolphin encounter cruise, or learn of the historic importance of the area to the Maori people at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

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