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New Zealand Motorhome Vacation

Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,969

See the best sights of New Zealand and enjoy the freedom of your own motorhome on this air-inclusive New Zealand vacation. Start in the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, then weave your way through hot springs, Hobbit towns, world renowned wine regions, and down one of the world’s most impressive coastlines before disembarking in Christchurch.


This 15-day New Zealand vacation includes flights from North America, before combining the best of the country with the freedom of your own motorhome.

Pick up your motorhome in Auckland and set out for Coromandel Peninsula, a favourite getaway for local Aucklanders.  Don't miss dipping your toes into the sulphur-heated waters of Hot Water Beach. If you're lucky, you might even get the chance to swim with dolphins before driving on to Tauranga. Take some time to enjoy the white sands of the Bay of Plenty, as well as the area’s booming restaurant scene. Then make your way to Whakatane, one of New Zealand's sunniest beach towns with easy access to White Island, the volcanic island so named for its plumes of white smoke and steam.

Your next stop is Napier, one of the most famous Art Deco cities in the world. It’s also the gateway to one of the North Island’s most famous wine regions, Hawke's Bay. Ther

e are over 30 vineyards for you to explore, but you can also spend your time checking out the Spanish Mission and Art Deco architecture, before going on to see nature's show at Lake Taupo. Located at the centre of the North Island, the lake is another popular getaway with New Zealanders.

Go on to Rotorua. The ‘geothermal laboratory’ of New Zealand, the town is famous for its bubbling mud pools and steaming geysers, but it is also a cradle of traditional Maori culture, offering a great opportunity to learn about New Zealand’s first people. You have a full day here at leisure to explore the geothermal or Maori sights, or visit the Agrodome if you'd prefer a taste of farming life in New Zealand.

The following day, return your motorhome to Auckland and board your Hawaiian Airlines flight for North America.


 

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Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,969

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart from North America on board Hawaiian Airlines. On arrival in Hawaii you will be met and transferred to your Hawaii accommodation

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Ohana Waikiki East

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    Ohana Waikiki East



    Situated in the heart of Waikiki, the Ohana Waikiki East is a short stroll to Waikiki Beach. You'll also be near the International Market Place and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre which are great places to find gifts for family and friends. Ohana East's comfortable guest ...

    Situated in the heart of Waikiki, the Ohana Waikiki East is a short stroll to Waikiki Beach. You'll also be near the International Market Place and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre which are great places to find gifts for family and friends. Ohana East's comfortable guest rooms and suites are designed for relaxation. This is a centrally located hotel with easy access to city buses and a short 10 minute walk to Waikiki beach.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Hawaii at Leisure

Enjoy a free day to relax on famous Waikiki Beach, shop til you drop or join a sightseeing excursion – the Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor is a must see. Your Goway agent can assist you booking the perfect excursion (additional cost)

Day 3

Depart Hawaii for Auckland

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Auckland, New Zealand. Crossing the International Dateline, you arrive the following day

Day 4

Arrive Auckland

On your late evening arrival into Auckland, please make your way to your airport hotel for the night.  Have a great sleep, tomorrow your self-drive adventure begins!

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport

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    Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport



    Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport is just 3km from Auckland Airport and within close proximity of downtown Auckland and the vibrance of Manukau City. You'll be able to relax and unwind in this perfect location suitable for business and leisure travellers. Hotel offers a complimentary airport ...

    Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport is just 3km from Auckland Airport and within close proximity of downtown Auckland and the vibrance of Manukau City. You'll be able to relax and unwind in this perfect location suitable for business and leisure travellers.

    Hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttles which depart every 30 minutes. Once you are ready to be collected call the hotel from the Hotel Freephone Board in the arrivals hall by dialing 31, at the International Terminal wait outside door 11 near McDonalds, at the Domestic Terminal wait at the Hotel Shuttle Area outside doors 8-9. Seats are limited and pick up times will vary.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Guest Laundry
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 5

Auckland to Coromandel Peninsula 164 km (102 miles) 2.5 hours

Make your way back to the airport this morning to collect your motorhome.  Depart Auckland and travel the Pacific Coast Highway touring route to the Coromandel Peninsula. The Coromandel's dramatic and unspoiled coast, and beautiful white sandy beaches, offer endless opportunities for fishing, diving, boating, surfing and swimming.s.

Day 6

Coromandel at leisure

Enjoy the unique experience of Hot Water Beach where at low tide you can dig in the sand, allowing the sulphur-heated waters to rise to the top to create your very own thermal spa. Swim with dolphins, hire a kayak and explore the many offshore islands or simply let the azure water lap at your feet and marvel at the beauty of the Pacific Ocean

Day 7

Coromandel Peninsula to Tauranga 166 km (103 miles) 2.5 hours

Continuing down the Pacific Coast Highway, sapphire waters and white sand beaches will give way to lush farmland and orchards of the Bay of Plenty. Enjoy the beautiful harbour of Tauranga and the white sand beaches of Mount Maunganui.

Day 8

Tauranga to Whakatane 97 km (60 miles) 1.25 hours

Further down the Pacific Coast Highway is Whakatane, gateway to one of the most accessible active volcanoes.

Day 9

Whakatane at leisure

Whakatane is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand. Just offshore is White Island, a spectacular active volcano that can be visited by launch or helicopter. Other Whakatane attractions include the museum, an observatory and Maori historical sites. In summer, dolphin swimming is the thing to do.

Day 10

Whakatane to Gisborne 262 km (163 miles) 3.5 hours

Further down the Pacific Coast Highway the coastal landscape is untamed and wild. You can lose yourself in the hills and valleys, and renew your inner peace on the beautifully natural beaches.

Day 11

Gisborne to Napier 216 km (134 miles) 3 hours

From here you enter more breathtaking scenery as you travel your final leg on this highway to Hawke's Bay Wine Country. Basking in a Mediterranean climate, the Hawke's Bay region is known for its wine, food and fabulous scenery. Over 30 vineyards offer visitors a wine tasting and indoor/ outdoor dining experience. Napier and Hastings, the two main centres in the region, have a high concentration of Art Deco and Spanish Mission architecture. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many vineyards and wonderful restaurants in the area.

Day 12

Napier to Taupo 143 km (89 miles) 2 hours

Depart Napier for a journey through to the Lake Taupo region. Taupo is the main centre of the region and Lake Taupo is one of the North Islands most popular holiday destinations.

Day 13

Taupo to Rotorua 80 km (50 miles) 1.25 hours

Depart Taupo for a short journey to Rotorua, famous for its spouting geysers, bubbling mud pools and warm geothermal ponds

Day 14

Rotorua at leisure

As the spiritual home to the Maori and host to some of the worlds most incredible earth forces, there is plenty to see and do here with its steamy thermal attractions and fascinating cultural experiences

Day 15

Rotorua to Auckland 234 km (145 miles) 3.5 hours

Today head across to the Waitomo Caves district is famous for its subterranean splendour. Beneath the surface of this limestone region is a series of vast cave systems decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and glow-worms. Continue on to Auckland.  Return your motorhome and depart Auckland for your onward destination

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

 

Pricing and dates from listed cities in the USA.
Priced in USD
           
Date

 From:
Los Angeles/
San Francisco
/Oakland/San Jose/
Las Vegas/Phoenix/
San Diego/Seattle/
Portland/
Sacramento

US$

 

 

 

From:
New York

US$

16 - 23 May '18* $1,979 $2,179
24 May - 29 Jun '18 $1,999 $2,199
23 Jul - 23 Sep '18* $1,969 $2,169

 

Pricing and dates from listed cities in the USA.
Priced in CAD
Date

 From:
Los Angeles/
San Francisco
/Oakland/SanJose/
LasVegas/Phoenix/
San Diego/Seattle/
Portland/
Sacramento

CA$

 

 

From:
New York

CA$



16 - 23 May '18*

$2,559 $2,829

24 May - 29 Jun '18

$2,599 $2,869

23 Jul - 23 Sep '18*

$2,539 $2,809


Book By:
28 Feb, 2018

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip Hawaiian Airlines airfare from listed cities  to Auckland and  v.v
  • Accommodation for 2 nights at the Ohana Waikiki East Hotel with round trip airport transfers
  • Maui Ultima 2 Berth Motorhome Rental
  • Accommodation for 1 night on arrival at the Heartland Auckland Airport Hotel

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • items of a personal nature and drinks
  • Any optional insurances for motorhome
  • Limited seats
  • Subject to availability
  • Any campground costs incurred in New Zealand

OTHER INFORMATION:

Listed pricing for 16 – 23 May ’18 assumes the 2 nights in Hawaii will be taken within these dates.  If the Hawaii stay is after 23 May ’18 a surcharge will apply.  Motorhome rentals must commence and end within listed dates or pricing may vary

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are quoted in CAD/USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double/twin occupancy. Single supplements apply. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply, pricing also based on flights Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri, if travelling on a Fri/Sat/Sun a weekend surcharge will apply.

If you require travel over dates not listed above, please enquire for a customized quote, motorhome rentals are available year round in New Zealand, but pricing will vary depending on your travel dates

Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases. Prices are current at time of posting (31 Jan ‘18). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice and all is pricing subject to availability and may not be available every day at listed prices. 

Hawaiian Airlines flies daily from gateway cities to Honolulu and 3 times a week between Honolulu and Auckland. Depending on your departure date, the order of the itinerary may need to change to accommodate flight schedules and prices may change accordingly.

The self-drive itinerary listed is a suggested itinerary, travellers are at their own arrangements in New Zealand

 


23 Sep 2018
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