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Christmas in the Bay with MoaTours

5 day / 4 night tour from $2690 per person share twin

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5 day / 4 night tour from
per person share twin

5 Day / 4 Night tour visiting Rotorua, Lake Rotoiti, Tauranga and Mt Maunganui

Leave Auckland for the delights of the Bay of Plenty staying two nights on Lake Rotoiti with Christmas lunch and a buffet dinner at your hotel. In Tauranga we stay at Trinity Wharf on the harbour’s edge. Special off-the-beaten-track highlights include a cruise on a luxury catamaran on Lake Rotoiti and riding the rail carts at Awakeri.

Deal Includes 
 All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
✔ Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours guide
 4 nights quality accommodation 
✔ All meals including Christmas Day lunch & buffet dinner
✔ All Activities & Entrance Fees
 Sightseeing & Exploring

Christmas in the Bay
From $2690 per person share twin 
From $3190 per single room
Tour date: 

We depart Auckland for Cambridge where we stop for lunch on our way to our hotel at Okawa Bay on the shores of Lake Rotoiti. Just across the hotel's lawn the large, luxury catamaran "Tuia" waits at the jetty. We set sail to explore the lake's secluded reaches on our own private Christmas Eve cruise. 

We call into Manupirua Hot Pools, reached only by water, for a late afternoon soak in the hot pools. We cruise back down the lake to the hotel's jetty and dine in this evening at our hotel our home for two nights. 

Accommodation: Lake Rotoiti - VR Lake Resort

Day 2: Rotorua Christmas Day Sightseeing
We visit beautiful Hamurana Spring, the deepest freshwater spring in the North Island and walk through the magnificent redwoods before heading back to our hotel for a Christmas lunch.

This afternoon we sightsee in Rotorua to Kuirau Park's steaming mud pools and ride the Skyline gondola up Mount Ngongotaha to enjoy the spectacular views of Rotorua and its steaming geothermal landscape.

We return to our hotel to relax and enjoy the Christmas buffet.

Accommodation: Lake Rotoiti - VR Lake Resort

Day 3: Lake Rotoiti – Wingspan, Paradise Valley - Tauranga
This morning at Wingspan, the National  Bird of Prey Centre, in Paradise Valley we watch the native Falcon (Karearea) on a flight training display. 

After lunch we head over to Tauranga to take a guided tour of a hidden gem, The Elms Mission homestead completed in 1847 and surrounded by gardens of National Significance.

We check into our hotel, Trinity Wharf, for two nights on the harbour's edge and dine in both evenings.

Accommodation: Tauranga - Trinity Wharf Hotel

Day 4: Tauranga – Mount Maunganui – Papamoa – Awakeri Station
After breakfast we drive across to Mount Maunganui  to take a stroll along the beach boardwalk. Then we head further east to Papamoa to check out this fast-growing beachside town.

Near Te Puke, at Awakeri Station we meet Paul for a fun adventure. We hop on board his rail carts and take a leisurely scenic ride along the tracks towards Taneatua, stopping for a picnic lunch along the way. We return to Tauranga in the mid afternoon.

Accommodation: Tauranga - Trinity Wharf Hotel

Day 5: Tauranga - Waihi - Karangahake Gorge - Auckland
We leave Tauranga and stop in Waihi through the Karangahake Gorge where rusting machinery is the only sign of the gorge's fascinating gold-mining past.

At the Victoria Battery local guide George shows us through the Mining Museum’s collections. We stop to view nearby Owharoa  Falls and lunch nearby at The Falls Retreat for lunch. In the mid afternoon we return to Auckland over the Hauraki Plains. 

What you’ll love

  • Cruise on Lake Rotoiti on "Tiua" a luxury catamaran
  • Relax in your lakeside hotel
  • Take the gondola up Mt Ngongotaha
  • Visit beautiful Hamurana Spring
  • At Wingspan see the native Falcon in action 
  • Guided tour of the Elms historic Mission house in Tauranga
  • Stroll along 'the Mount' beach boardwalk
  • Awakeri rail cart ride
  • Guided visit at the Victoria Battery Museum in the Karangahake Gorge
  • Enjoy lunch at The Falls Retreat 

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Terms and Conditions

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - see your House of Travel consultant for details. 

• 20% plus $50 non-refundable deposit due at the time of booking. 
• Valid for sales until sold out
• Valid for travel as specified.
• All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation. 
• Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability.
• Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only. 
• Some surcharges and closeouts may apply. Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays.  
• Inclusions are subject to change based on operational capabilities.
• Cancellation and Amendment fees apply. 

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