Tour 202 BUBBLE BUSTER TOUR - TARANAKI TALES
Maximum 8 passengers in 12 seat mini bus
2022: March 01 - 04, 2022
We can pick up anywhere in central and south Auckland en route including Hamilton, Otorohanga etc.. Drop off anywhere between Taumaranui and Auckland on Friday.
Day 1. Tuesday. AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - NEW PLYMOUTH (D)
Depart Auckland 9am and pickup at any central city or southern address address. Visit the Rangiriri battle site and information centre and catch up on some history from the first of the Waikato land wars in 1863. Continue to the Waitomo area. Visit the Marakopa Falls and there is time if anyone wants to visit the Waitomo Glowworm, or Ruakuri, or Aranui caves - admission extra. Continue south to New Plymouth for a short tour of introduction. Accommodation for 2 nights at the Plymouth Hotel. Dinner included at the hotel tonight.
Day 2. Wednesday. NEW PLYMOUTH. (B)
Tour New Plymouth this morning including the Len Lye Centre, Pukekura Park, and the Waterfront walk. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. Dinner is not included tonight to let you support one of the local restaurants. Optional cruise on Chaddys Charters lifeboat around the islands - extra expense and weather permitting.
Day 3. Thursday. NEW PLYMOUTH - MT TARANAKI (BD)
Today we travel the 'Surf Highway' and visit the beautiful Pukeiti Gardens, Cape Egmont lighthouse. Dawson Falls and overnight at the Stratford Mountain House
Day 4. Friday NEW PLYMOUTH - FORGOTTEN HIGHWAY - AUCKLAND (B)
This morning visit the amazing Tawhiti Museum including the Traders and Whalers exhibition.before driving the "Forgotten World Highway" from Stratford to Whangamomona (declared a Republic in 1989) for a lunch break at the pub (own expense) . and on to Taumaranui. Return to Auckland.late afternoon.