Thermal Explorer



per person
Duration: 7 Nights
Destination: North Island, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand
Deal Code: PA11STUI




Your holiday package includes:

  • 1 night accommodation in Auckland
  • 8 day car hire of a Toyota Corolla Hatch Auto or similar, Auckland return
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour departing Shires Rest
  • 2 nights accommodation in Rotorua
  • Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas
  • 2 nights accommodation in Taupo
  • Whakarewarewa Village Tour & Geothermal Trail
  • Scenic Cruise Lake Taupo to Maori Rock Carvings
  • Huka Falls Jet Boat Ride
  • 1 night accommodation at Mt Ruapehu
  • 1 night accommodation in Hamilton
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves

***Rate based on twin share for travel 1 to 8 October 2022.***

***Alternative dates available, a surcharge may apply.***

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour departing Shires Rest
Join us and experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then 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, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.

Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas
Hell’s Gate mud spa is a historic New Zealand experience. The healing properties of the thermal mud and sulphur mineral water have been used by local MÄ
ori for over 800 years. Open and clean your skin by lathering it in our unique mud, before exfoliating and cleansing with a soak in the sulphur spa.

Whakarewarewa Village Tour & Geothermal Trail
Rotorua’s iconic living Maori village … enjoy our Legacy guided tour of the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao people who have shared their way of life with visitors from all around the world for over 200 years … discover how our people have adopted and survived to live on top of a geothermal plateau, a truly intrepid human journey since the devastating eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886. Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley is home to a unique combination of landscapes, flora and fauna. Nowhere else in the world can you see several types of Manuka and Kanuka (tea tree). There’s also Pohutukawa (New Zealand’s Christmas tree) and many different types of fern and edible plants growing in our harsh, geothermal environment. Our nature walks are all set amidst bubbling mud pools, fumaroles and geysers. Our self-guided nature trails offer the opportunity to explore these landscapes on foot, at your leisure.

Scenic Cruise Lake Taupo to Maori Rock Carvings
The beautiful Lake Taupō is about the size of Singapore – more of an inland sea really. Cruise from Taupo township across the blue waters that fill the nearly two-thousand-year-old crater to view up close, the 14 metre high face of Ngatoroirangi the navigator and smaller carvings on the waterline.
Marvel at the crystal clear water, green bushline and mighty volcanic mountains.

Huka Falls Jet Boat Ride
The exhilarating power of the Hukafalls Jet is an experience you will never forget. Marvel at the incredible water level views of the spectacular Huka Falls as you slide past cliffs and trees at an incredible 80km an hour.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Explore an underground labyrinth of ancient limestone caverns and formations that have attracted millions of visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a magical boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto and marvel at a galaxy of tiny living lights.

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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 17 May 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.