Tour 210

Arrive Auckland sunday  You will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Arrivals before 3pm will receive a complimentary tour of introduction to Auckland City including the Domain and Museum (exterior only), Tamaki Waterfront Drive, Mission Bay, Harbour Bridge, Westhaven Boat Marina, Albert Park, University quarter and Qeen Street.  1 night accommodation and breakfast at a 4 star hotel.

Monday morning we we depart at 7.30am for the Waitomo Caves and enjoy a guided tour through the main limestone cave and cruise in the amazing Glowworm grotto. Continue to the Hobbiton Movie Set for a 2 hour guided tour of the set including one cold drink in the Green Dragon Inn before continuing to Rotorua for a guided tour of the Te Puia thermal area including the famed Pohutu geyser, bubbling mud pools, and the Maori Arts and Crafts centre. This evening enjoy the best of Maori culture with a concert including haka and poi dance, before a hangi steam cooked meal.

Tuesday we leave Rotorua early and travel through part of the vast kaiangaroa pine forest and along the shores Lake Taupo, our largest lake, and are on the Whakapapa ski field by 10.30am in time to kit up for your first lesson or to roam the extensive slopes.

Included in your cost are


3 days lift pass (first day Happy Valley beginners slopes only, 2nd and 3rd days all mountain pass) 

2 ski lessons for 2 days                                                                                                                                        

3 days hire of skis/boots/poles or Snowboard and boots


SKI - EXPERIENCED                                                                                               3 day all mountain lift pass 

3 days hire of skis/boots/poles OR Snowboard and boots 

Shuttle from the Grand Chateau to Whakapapa ski field base and return for 3 days

Experience the grandeur of the Chateau Tongariro for 3 nights with hearty buffet breakfast to start each day.

Come friday its time to head home with some free time before transferring to National Park rail station to join the "Northern Explorer" train departing at 1.15pm and arriving Auckland at 6.50pm. You will be met and transferred back to your hotel in central Auckland for one night 

You are welcome to stay at Whakapapa for an extra 2 nights and return sunday night if you wish.  

Tongariro Alpine Crossing - guided hike

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is regarded as one of the worlds great walks with magnificent views of the central North Island mountains. This is not a walk in the park but an alpine crossing. A good level of fitness is required and we recommend the guided hike with 1 guide per 10 people and equipment provided. - Cost $195. Pickup and return to your accommodation included.      

The Grand Chateau is heavily booked - reserve as soon as possible please

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Update 12 August. The snow has finally arrived and a good base has built up on the ski runs and all facilities are now open.                                         See for updates daily). The new Sky Waka gondola to the Knoll Ridge Cafe (2,020 metres above sea level) is operating for great sightseeing. Our See and Ski New Zealand tour will operate commencing 01 September or any day for a minimum of 4


Tour 210. 7 day/6 night tour - extendable.

Commences Auckland every sunday 28 July - 06 October 2019.


** Arrival and departure transfers in Auckland

** 1 night accommodation and breakfast in Auckland before and after your tour

** Guided tour of Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua thermal area

** 3 nights accommodation and breakfast at the magnificent Grand Chateau

** 3 day Learn to Ski package OR 3 day all mountain lift pass and skis/boots/poles (or Snowboard and boots) hire 

** Return to Auckland by train or bus

Tour cost per person    

2 per room                       $2,590 

3 per room                       $2,350 

Single Room                   $3,290

Extra nights at the Grand Chateau including accommodation and breakfast, 1 day all mountain lift pass, and 1 day hire of skis/boots/poles or snowboard and boots 

 2 per room                     $270  

3 per room                      $250    

Single room                    $360   


SKI MAX SHUTTLE  - every Friday and Sunday (Minimum 4 required)

         One Way  $120.   Return  $200     

Depart Auckland City 1.30pm

Depart Auckland Airport  2.00pm

Arrive National Park Village 6.00pm 

Arrive Grand Chateau/Skotel  6.30pm.   

Depart Grand Chateau/Skotel 7pm.

Arrive Auckland 11.30pm                                               

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