Day 1: Auckland to National Park
Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
From here we will make the short drive to the incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Caves to experience ancient limestone formations, underground rivers, giant freshwater eels, fossils, bones and of course thousands upon thousands of glow worms!
Duration: 4 hours
• Dinner: 3 Course
Accommodation included: Chateau Tongariro Hotel
Day 2: Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Stop At: Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Off State Highway 48 Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park New Zealand
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing winds its way through an incredibly diverse range of landscapes, you will find yourself trekking the slopes of Mount Ngauruhoe (aka Mount Doom), climbing ancient volcano craters, passing by active geothermal vents and eating lunch at the vivid Emerald Lakes, just to name a few highlights. This walk is a must do for all Kiwis and visitors alike.
The hike is 19.4km with an elevation gain of 786m and usually takes around 7 – 8 hours to complete. Conditions can change and make the hike more challenging but if you are prepared and have good guidance the walk is 100% achievable for most people!
Duration: 7 hours
Stop At: Lake Taupo, Taupo New Zealand
Upon finishing the crossing and enjoying a cold drink and a round of high fives at the end, we will load up for the short drive to Taupo, here we will settle in to our accommodation and unwind.
Duration: 12 hours
Stop At: Wairakei Terraces, State Highway 1&5 Wairakei, Taupo New Zealand
Waiariki Terraces to enjoy soaking in the secluded natural hot pools – it’s the perfect way to relax and make sure your body starts recovering from all it’s hard work!
Duration: 2 hours
• Breakfast: Full Buffet
Accommodation included: 4 Star Hotel Taupo
Day 3: Taupo to Auckland
Stop At: Huka Falls Rd, Taupo, Hinuera New Zealand
With nearly a billion liters of water flowing over the falls every hour (yes you read that correctly), they never fail to be an impressive sight!
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Huka Honey Hive, 65 Karetoto Road Wairakei Park, Taupo 3384 New Zealand
A fascinating place that sells all manner of New Zealand honey products including liqueurs, renowned manuka honey, health and medical products.
Duration: 30 minutes
No accommodation included on this day.