8-Day Thermal Explorer
Geysers and glowworms in New Zealand's natural wonders

Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Ruapehu, Waitomo, Hamilton

Experience a thrilling journey through New Zealand’s Thermal Highway, where each stop unveils a world of wonders. From mighty geysers to raging waterfalls, Maori rock carvings to the Hobbiton Movie Set, you’ll see New Zealand’s past and present, natural wonders and enchanting shires.

Tour Highlights

Auckland: known for its multicultural hub of food, music, arts, and culture, the harbour city provides you with urban sophistication and city adventures before kicking off your geothermal trail
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour: what’s a trip to New Zealand without a journey to Middle Earth? Visit the original Hobbiton Movie Set from the LOTR trilogy and The Hobbit with the Bag End, Green Dragon Inn, the mill, and Party Tree.
Secret Spot Hot Tubs Rotorua: a 2-minute drive from the town of Rotorua, known for its natural hot springs, geysers, and bubbling mud pool. At Secret Spot Hot Tubs, you experience forest bathing at its finest as you get to soak in your own cedar hot tub of fresh spring water after a day of adventures.
Whakarewarewa Maori Village & Geothermal Trail: Maori culture, huge geysers, and steaming lakes can all be found at the Living Maori Village, which is one of the country’s most iconic attractions.
Huka Falls: considered one of New Zealand’s more spectacular attractions, the mighty falls is just north of the great lake of Taupo. You’ll hear it as you approach, the sound of 220,000 litres of water per second rushing over an 11m high waterfall.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour: a network of caves known for their abundance of glow worms, subterranean river system and stalactite and stalagmite formations

Package Inclusions
  • 8 days car hire in a compact auto from Auckland
  • 1 night at SKYCITY Hotel Auckland or similar
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour ex The Shires Rest
  • 2 nights at Distinction Hotel Rotorua or similar
  • Secret Spot Hot Tubs Rotorua
  • Whakarewarewa Maori Village & Geothermal Trail
  • 2 nights at Bella Vista Taupo or similar
  • Huka Falls Jet Boat & Chris Jolly Cruise
  • 1 night at The Park Hotel Ruapehu or similar
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour
  • 1 night at The Heartland Hotel Hamilton or similar
Terms and Conditions

Pricing featured is based on 2 adults sharing and priced as per person in Australian Dollars. Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice.

Valid for travel from 01 Sep 2023 to 31 Mar 2024 and valid for sale until 31 Dec 2023 unless sold out prior. Seasonal surcharges and blockout dates apply including special events and holiday periods.

Hotels featured are based on lead-in room types and the hotels will be confirmed at time of booking.

Car hire with Europcar is based on a Suzuki Switch Auto with return collection from Auckland International Airport. Europcar rental conditions and excess policy applies.

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