Tour Length: approx11 hours
Pick-up: 9:00 a.m.
Drop-off: 8:00 p.m.
Departing: City Hotels
MIN # OF PASSENGERS: 4
Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Auckland, professional and friendly guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicle, sumptuous lunch
This tour begins with front door pick up from your (Auckland, Rotorua, or any point in between) accommodation. We make our way through the fabulous Central North Island countryside to the Agrodome, which is all that its name conveys and more. Here we take in a hilariously funny farm show, with brilliantly trained sheepdogs, sheep, and maybe even a cow and a few ducks. There is plenty of opportunity for audience participation and if you like, you might have the opportunity to milk a cow or bottle-feed a lamb. After the show, peruse the fabulous Agrodome gift shop where you can purchase your very own luxurious New Zealand woolen items, as well as other unique souvenirs such as Feijoa wine (yum)!
Then it’s a short drive over to the gondola for a ride on their brand new state of the art cars, which will carry you up to the Skyline restaurant. Here, you can overlook Lake Rotorua and town, while enjoying a delicious Kiwi lunch.
After satisfying your appetite for good food, fun, and scenery, you will be chaufferred to Te Puia, a functioning school set up to teach the ancient Maori arts and crafts so they would not be forgotten in a modern New Zealand. You will be told the ancient stories while you pass beside bubbling mudpools and beautiful blue-green hot spring pools, watching for erupting geysers.
Afterward, settle in to your luxurious seat and watch the scenery or the inside of your eyelids while we make the drive back to your accommodation, a relaxing one for you.