Aotearoa Lodge & Tours - 3day Indulgence Package Staying Paunui or Tairua
Price from £373 per person
Hotel pick up from Auckland City/drop off in Rotorua.
Day 1: An Aotearoa Lodge & Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a 3 Day Indulgence Package. Travel along the Seabird Coast to Miranda Shorebird Centre, home to many migratory birds. Continue on through Thames, down the coast road to Rapaura Watergardens, a wonderful combination of waterfalls, ponds & gardens. In historic Coromandel town ride aboard the narrow gauge train at Driving Creek Rail and hear about the reforestation programme in place here. Walk the easy track to see the majestic 309 Rd Kauri. Continue on to Tairua or Pauanui and stay the next 2 nights.
Day 2: A day of leisure to follow your own interests or enjoy one of the following half day tours depending on the time of low tide at Hot Water Beach (at extra cost)-
1) Around the Eastern beaches. Soak in the natural hot water spa pools dug in the sands at Hot Water Beach. Spectacular scenery at Cathedral Cove Lookout of Te Whanganui a Hei Marine Reserve, Hahei and also of Cook’s Beach & greater Mercury Bay from Shakespeare Cliff. Cross on the Whitianga ferry.
2) Northward through Kuaotunu to Otama Beach Reserve, Opito & the developing holiday resort settlement of Matarangi. Hear the fascinating history of the early gold mining era.
3) Full day tour to Port Jackson, on the remote northern tip of the Coromandel Peninsula.
Day 3: Morning at leisure. Depart Whitianga around lunchtime for journey to Rotorua via Tairua, Paeroa & Matamata. Tour concludes at approximately 4.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Price above does not include accommodation.
Months: Year Round
Duration: 3 Days
Day 1 - depart AKL accommodation 08.30
- arrive Pauanui/Tairua 17.30
Day 2 - free day or optional tours at extra cost
Day 3 - depart Pauanui/Tairua 13.00
Ends: - arrive Rotorua 16.30 approx
Does not operate on Christmas Day (25 December)