Tour Details

3-day, 7-day and 1-day tour details

7-Day (6-nights) tour

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Departure dates Sat 24 Sep 2022, Sat 1 Oct 2022

Day 1 Arrive Auckland Airport
Pick up by bus and tour guide
Bus to accommodation – Hamilton and evening buffet meal
Day 2 10:30 Festival visit
12:30 Lunch provided in own catered tent
14:30 Hamilton Gardens guided tour
17:00 Return to accommodation
Day 3 11:00 Waitomo Caves
Lunch provided
14:00 Hobbiton filmset
17:00 Return to accommodation
Day 4 10:30 Sanctuary mountain surrounded by world's longest pest-proof fence
Lunch provided
14:00 Blue Springs walk 30-min
16:15 Accommodation in Rotorua
18:00 Evening Maori meal and performance
Day 5 9:30 Free time for therapeutic spa or sightseeing (optional)
11:00 Geyser, bubbling mud, volcanic landscape Rotorua
12:30 Lunch provided
15:00 Gorge walk 30-min
16:00 Visit waterfall
17:30 Accommodation in Coromandel peninsula
Day 6 10:00 Hot water beach
12:30 Fresh Coromandel oysters and green lip mussels buffet lunch
14:00 Visit waterfall and giant kauri trees
18:00 Accommodation in Auckland and evening buffet meal
Day 7 10:00 Garden 1 visit
Lunch provided
14:00 Garden 2 visit
16:00 Return to Auckland Airport
  • Attractions include: Festival admission, private tent, high tea, costume hire for professional photograph, the photograph, Hamilton Gardens private tour, Hobbiton filmset, glowworm caves, wildlife reserve tour, Maori show and meal, Maori village in volcanic landscape, private gardens. Not all of these are available to the general public. All these are included in the price, but which would otherwise cost $650. Compare that to other tours.
  • A headset for each person to hear the guide.
  • Accommodation is high quality and often the best in the location.
  • The coach is a modern kneeling coach to allow ease of entry and exit. The coach also has toilet and basin onboard.
  • Meals provided: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 3 dinners.
  • No long bus rides and so more time for sightseeing and experiences.

3-Day (2-nights) tour

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Departure dates Sat 24 Sep 2022, Sat 1 Oct 2022

Day 1 Arrive Auckland Airport
Pick up by bus and tour guide
Bus to accommodation - Hamilton and evening buffet meal
Day 2 10:30 Festival visit
12:30 Lunch provided in own catered tent
14:30 Hamilton Gardens guided tour
17:00 Return to accommodation
Day 3 10:00 Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Lunch provided
13:30 Hobbiton filmset
16:00 Return to Auckland Airport
  • Attractions include: Festival admission, private tent, high tea, costume hire for professional photograph, the photograph, Hamilton Gardens private tour, Hobbiton filmset and glowworm caves. 650, which is far more than we think you will find on any similar tour. All these are included in the price, but which would otherwise cost $315. Compare that to other tours.
  • A headset for each person to hear the guide.
  • Accommodation is high quality and often the best in the location
  • The coach is a modern kneeling coach to allow ease of entry and exit. The coach also has toilet and basin onboard
  • Meals provided: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • No long bus rides and so more time for sightseeing and experiences.

1-day tour overview

Price $199

Coach departs from Auckland (Britomart, Sky City and Manukau) Sat 24 Sep 2022, Sun 25 Sep 2022, Sat 1 Oct 2022, Sun 2 Oct 2022 8:30am to 6:45pm

Highlights of 1-day tour Book Now

  • NZ Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Dress up in costume* (Maori, Oriental or Regency era) for professional photo under cherry blossoms
  • Acclaimed Hamilton Gardens.

Trip inclusions

  • Entrance to festival
  • High Tea at festival
  • Guided tour of Hamilton Gardens

NZ Cherry Blossom Festival

Acclaimed Hamilton Gardens 5 minutes from festival site–17 themed gardens: Italian, Tudor, Maori, Concept, Surrealist, English, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Modernist, Concept, Tropical, Mansfield, Chinoiserie, Picturesque, Herb, Kitchen.

https://hamiltongardens.co.nz/collections/

Waikato River at Hamilton, NZ’s longest river.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

On the Waitomo Caves tour, marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites and enjoy a boat ride through a grotto lit by thousands of tiny native glowworms.

Visit the Lord of the Rings filmset

Waikato River – longest in New Zealand

Sanctuary Mountain – Longest pest-free fence in world

Blue springs -Pure water is blue

Short walks in beautiful nature

Thermal spa and pampering

Rotorua geyser, bubbling mud and volcanic landscape

Maori performance and hangi meal, Rotorua

Hot water beach, Coromandel - dig your own spa – spades provided

Fresh Coromandel oysters and green-lip mussels

Giant Kauri trees


Location

125 Matangi Road Hamilton, New Zealand.