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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

Delight in the Splendors of New Zealand’s North Island

Auckland, AucklandNew Zealand

10 Days / 9 Nights
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Delight in the Splendors of New Zealand’s North Island

Spend 10 days exploring the North Island with an exciting mix of sightseeing & cultural outings, including a dolphin watching cruise, a vintage train ride, visits to glow-worm caves & the Hobbiton™ Movie Set & so much more.

About Your Trip

Don’t forget your camera! You’ll want to capture every moment of your adventure in New Zealand as you traverse the North Island — a landscape of incomparable beauty and fascinating culture.

Starting in Auckland, you’ll journey northward with a special stop at The Kauri Museum to learn about pioneering days in the area. Another outing brings you to the museum at Waitangi Treaty Grounds that’s dedicated to Maori history and culture. While still in Paihia, you’ll also embark on a dolphin-watching cruise around the Bay of Islands and past the famous Hole in the Rock before docking in Russell, a small town full of history as the country’s first capital. On your way back to Auckland, you’ll ride a vintage steam train around the picturesque countryside then visit the scenic Whangarei Falls.

You’ll venture south next for a tour of "middle earth" at Hobbiton Movie Set, the filming location for several blockbusters including “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.” Continue to a forest park known for exotic tree species — including Californian coast redwoods — and then to a quaint city park on Lake Rotorua. Later, you’ll get superb views of the lake and city from way up high in a gondola.

Farther southwest at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, marvel at otherworldly geothermic elements that have been shaped by volcanic activity over thousands of years. You’ll visit Huka Falls next next as you head toward Lake Taupo — there, you’ll have time on your own to explore the spectacular scenery. Before returning to Auckland, you’ll enjoy an amazing guided tour of the mysterious Waitomo Glowworm Caves® — 2 levels of caverns lit by tiny glow worms — and marvel at formations like the Catacombs, the Pipe Organ and the Banquet Chamber. Your final tour stop is at Hamilton Gardens, a public park on the Waikato River.

What we love:
• While in Russell, be sure to stop at the Duke of Marlborough Tavern, New Zealand’s oldest licensed pub.
• The tallest Californian coast redwood tree in Whakarewarewa Forest stands at 236 feet (72 meters) high and is 66 inches (169 centimeters) in diameter.
• You’re sure to be mesmerized at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland — the country’s most colorful geothermal attraction boasts dramatic displays of rising sulfurous steam, spouting geysers and bubbling streams.
• Hamilton Gardens features themed areas, including the English Flower Garden and the Japanese Garden of Contemplation.
• To maximize your enjoyment, download the DreamTrips™ app to access DreamTrips Local — then earn points on dining, entertainment, spa experiences & more at select spots recommended by DreamTrippers just like you!



This trip will close by January 18.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 10 days and 9 nights* in New Zealand, as well as:
• Full-day tour of The Kauri Museum plus transfer to Paihia; includes transportation.
• Half-day tour of Te Kongahu Museum of Waitangi at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds; includes transportation.
• Half-day dolphin-watching cruise.
• Full-day tour of Bay of Islands Vintage Railway and Whangarei Falls plus transfer to Auckland; includes transportation.
• Full-day walking tour of Hobbiton Movie Set plus transfer to Rotorua; includes transportation.
• Half-day tour of Rotorua; includes transportation.
• Full-day tour of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Lake Taupo; includes transportation.
• Full-day tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves plus transfer to Auckland; includes lunch and transportation.
• English- or Mandarin-speaking guide.
• 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners.
• Gratuities for your tour guide and driver for all excursions.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click select, then choose from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Auckland Airport (AKL), approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.

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Destination

Considered to be one of the best places in the world to live, Auckland, New Zealand, is a modern, vibrant city known for its temperate, sunny climate and a unique location between 2 harbors. This “City of Sails” is ideal for all kinds of water-inspired activities, especially sailing and yachting. Natural wonders are found everywhere, from extinct volcanoes and marine reserves to picturesque beaches.

Paihia, gateway to the Bay of Islands, is a small seaside resort town in the far north of the North Island. The area captivates tourists with its collection of 144 islands and plenty of options for outdoor activities, including mountain biking, sailing and island hopping.

Rotorua, meanwhile, is one of the most popular destinations on the North Island and provides fascinating insight into New Zealand’s indigenous and geological heritage. This is one of the best places in the country to learn about traditional — and contemporary — Maori culture, while geothermal basins associated with the great Rotorua Caldera provide an unforgettable natural spectacle.
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Titanium Inclusions

As a Titanium Member, you’ll indulge in extra special benefits. On Day 7 and Day 8, while at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel, enjoy a complimentary voucher* for a glass of wine or beer, a cocktail or a soft drink, plus snacks.

Plus, Titanium Members will enjoy the Platinum Inclusions on this DreamTrips experience.

Life is amazing when you’re a Titanium Member!

*For guests ages 2 years and older.
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Platinum Inclusions

On top of other exciting excursions, Platinum Members will be treated to an exclusive, per-person admission ticket to Sky Tower in downtown Auckland on Day 5. From the observation platform 721 feet (220 meters) up, enjoy 360-degree views of the city and beyond.

While there, you'll receive a complimentary drink voucher for your choice of red wine, beer or fruit juice.

Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
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Itinerary

Day 1 (Auckland)

Arrive at the airport and make your own arrangements for your transfer to Grand Mercure Auckland.
Check into Grand Mercure Auckland at any time after 2 p.m.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7 p.m.: Buffet welcome dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at Grand Mercure Auckland.

Day 2 (Auckland to Paihia)

6:30-8:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8:30-9 a.m.: Check out of the hotel.
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Full-day tour of The Kauri Museum plus transfer to Paihia; includes transportation.
• 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Kauri Museum in Matakohe.
• 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Spend time on your own exploring The Kauri Museum. Lunch is at your own expense.
• 3:30 p.m.: Transfer to Paihia.
• 5:30 p.m.: Check into Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
Overnight at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia.

Day 3 (Paihia)

6:30-9 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Half-day tour of Te Kongahu Museum of Waitangi at Waitangi Treaty Grounds; includes transportation.
• 9:30 a.m.: Gather in the hotel lobby.
• 9:30-9:45 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Te Kongahu Museum of Waitangi.
• 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Visit Te Kongahu Museum of Waitangi and learn about Maori culture.
• 12:30 p.m.: Depart for the hotel.
• 1 p.m.: Arrive back at the hotel.
The rest of the day at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.
Overnight at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia.

Day 4 (Paihia)

6:30-8:20 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Half-day dolphin-watching cruise.
• 8:30 a.m.: Gather in the hotel lobby.
• 8:45 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and walk to the pier.
• 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Board a boat and look out for dolphins, whales and other marine life as you cruise the bay waters.
• 12:30 p.m.: Visit the town of Russell. (Please note: You will need to make your own arrangements for return transfer to the hotel.)
The rest of the day at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.
Overnight at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia.

Day 5 (Paihia to Auckland)

6:30-9:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9:30-9:45 a.m.: Check out of the hotel.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Full-day tour of Bay of Islands Vintage Railway and Whangarei Falls plus transfer to Auckland; includes transportation.
• 10 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Kawakawa.
• 10:45-11:35 a.m.: Enjoy a train ride via Bay of Islands Vintage Railway.
• 11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.: Transfer to Whangarei town center. Lunch is at your own expense.
• 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Visit Whangarei Falls.
• 4 p.m.: Transfer to Auckland.
• 6 p.m.: Check into Grand Mercure Auckland.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
Overnight at Grand Mercure Auckland.

Day 6 (Auckland to Rotorua)

6:30-9 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9-9:30 a.m.: Check out of the hotel.
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Full-day walking tour of Hobbiton Movie Set plus transfer to Rotorua; includes transportation.
• 9:30 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Matamata town center.
• Noon – 1:30 p.m.: Free time for lunch in Matamata town center. Lunch is at your own expense.
• 1:30 p.m.: Depart for Hobbiton Movie Set.
• 2-4 p.m.: Hobbiton Movie Set walking tour.
• 4-5:30 p.m.: Transfer to Rotorua.
• 5:30 p.m.: Check into Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel.
6:30-8 p.m.: Buffet dinner at a local restaurant.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel.

Day 7 (Rotorua)

6:30-9:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Half-day tour of Rotorua; includes transportation.
• 9:30 a.m.: Depart from the hotel.
• 9:45-10:30 a.m.: Visit the Redwoods in Whakarewarewa Forest.
• 10:30 a.m.: Transfer to Skyline Rotorua.
• 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Ride the Skyline Rotorua gondola and enjoy the beautiful view of Rotorua City and Lake Rotorua from the hilltop.
• 12:30-1 p.m.: Visit Government Gardens.
• 1 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
The rest of the day at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.
Overnight at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel.

Day 8 (Rotorua)

6:30-9:15 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Full-day tour of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Lake Taupo; includes transportation.
• 9:30 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.
• 10-11:45 a.m.: Visit Wai-O-Tapu Thermal wonderland.
• 11:45 a.m.: Transfer to Huka Falls.
• 12:15-12:45 p.m.: Explore Huka Falls.
• 12:45 p.m.: Transfer to Lake Taupo.
• 1-5:30 p.m.: Free time on your own in Lake Taupo. Lunch is at your own expense.
• 5:30 p.m.: Transfer back to the hotel.
• 6 p.m.: Arrive back at the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
Overnight at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel.

Day 9 (Rotorua to Auckland)


6:30-8:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8:30-9 a.m.: Check out of the hotel.
9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Full-day tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves plus transfer to Auckland; includes lunch and transportation.
• 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
• 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.: Explore Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
• 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
• 1:30 p.m.: Transfer to Auckland.
• 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Stop at Hamilton Gardens along the way.
• 3:30 p.m.: Continue transfer to Auckland.
• 6:30 p.m.: Check into Grand Mercure Auckland.
7-8 p.m.: Set-menu, farewell dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at Grand Mercure Auckland.

Day 10 (Auckland)

6:30-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m. and make your own arrangements for transfer to the airport.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Grand Mercure Auckland is conveniently located close to the Viaduct Harbour as well as plenty of high-end dining, shopping and entertainment venues. A rooftop restaurant and bar provide a relaxing retreat at the end of the day with views of Britomart, Waitemata Harbour and Queen Street.

Hotel features:
• 1 rooftop restaurant and bar and 1 lobby-level cafe.
• Fitness center and virtual fitness room.
• Complimentary use of vintage bicycles and helmets.
• Proximity to running and walking routes.
• Self-parking available.

Superior Room (City Side) accommodations with:
• 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child, or 1 adult and 2 children.
• Bathroom with rain shower and Manuka Honey toiletries by Amiki.
• Bathrobe and slippers to use during your stay.
• Hairdryer.
• Iron and ironing board.
• Tea- and coffee-making facilities.
• 42-inch (107-centimeter) smart television with USB and Bluetooth® connectivity.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Grand Mercure Auckland
8 Customs Street East
Auckland 1010, New Zealand



Waterfront Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia overlooks Te Ti Bay. From this location, it’s an easy walk to Paihia Wharf and restaurants serving fresh seafood and local wine.

Hotel features:
• 1 waterfront restaurant and bar with scenic views.
• Outdoor pool and hot tub.
• Fitness center.
• Games room.
• Within walking distance of Paihia Beach.
• Self-parking available.

Standard Room accommodations with:
• 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child, or 1 adult and 2 children.
• Bathroom with walk-in shower and complimentary toiletries.
• Hairdryer.
• Tea- and coffee-making facilities.
• Refrigerator.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 10 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
104 Marsden Road
Paihia 0247, New Zealand



Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel is set on the shores of Lake Rotorua close to the restaurants and cafes of “Eat Street.” Guests can relax in the hotel’s hot-springs baths after a long day of sightseeing.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant and 1 bar.
• Heated indoor pool and hot tub.
• Fitness center.
• Complimentary access to spa with natural geothermal mineral pools.
• Complimentary self-parking.

City View Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child, or 1 adult and 2 children.
• LCD television.
• Work desk.
• Hairdryer.
• Tea- and coffee-making facilities.
• Kettle.
• Audio docking station.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel
Lake End, Tutanekai Street
Rotorua 3010, New Zealand



Pricing for children for these hotels may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.

Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Hotel gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own expense.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than January 18 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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