Spring Delight Cherry Blossom Festival Tour

9-Day (9-Nights) Tour

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Departure dates Sat 23 Sep 2023

A tour that includes top attractions of New Zealand, but also the most beautiful NZ Cherry Blossom Festival, with its masses of bluebells, primulas and, of course, cherry blossoms. In addition, be entertained by a wide variety of music and dance acts. Street performers wander the beautiful gardens creating a dreamy carnival atmosphere. Stay at top quality hotels often the best in the area and savour great food such as fresh green lip mussels and oysters.

Day 1 Meet in the morning at the Auckland Winter Gardens Cafe
9:00am Meet for introduction, tea and coffee
10:00am Explore Auckland Winter Garden
10:45am Take Auckland Museum Tour
12:00pm Stop at nearby by Café for lunch
1:30pm Drive to Thames Gold Mine
3:00pm Take Gold Mine Tour
4:00pm Drive to Whangamata, Coromandel
6:00pm Share a welcome dinner
Day 2 9.15am Meet in the lobby of the hotel
9.30 am Drive to Karangahake George
10.30am Visit waterfall. Walk across swing bridges and along a gorge
11.30am Visit gold museum and works
1.00pm Lunch in old goldmine station
2.15pm Drive to the accommodation in Hamilton stopping at interesting small towns. Optionally, have a quick dip in thermal pools
4.30pm Have free time in Hamilton
Meal options – There are dozens of cafes along the adjacent river and main street. There is even a casino.
Day 3 9.15am Meet in the lobby of the hotel
9.30am Depart accommodation in Hamilton
10.30pm Arrive at Hobbiton
10.40am Take a tour of Hobbiton and enjoy a feast for lunch (Lunch included)
12.30pm Drive to the glowworm caves
2:00pm Tour the glowworm caves
3.30pm Drive to Rotorua
5.30pm Arrive at the Rotorua accommodation
Day 4 9.30am Optionally, walk from the hotel lobby around Rotorua Government Gardens and naturally formed geothermal pools.
Alternatively, you may take this time to visit one of Rotorua’s many spas for relaxing and pampering
12.30 Arrive back to the Rotorua accommodation
Free time until 5pm
5.30pm Take the indigenous experience at Te Puia and enjoy a performance with a traditional meal
10pm Arrive back at the Rotorua accommodation
Day 5 10.15am Meet in the lobby of the hotel
11.00am Visit the Agrodome for a kiwi farm show experience
1.30pm Lunch
3.30pm Go on Duck Boat tour in amphibious military vehicle on land and water
7.00pm – In the evening, walk the canopy among the giant redwoods
Day 6 9.15am Meet in the lobby of the hotel
9.30am Drive to Taupo
10.30am Take a Lake Taupo boat tour visiting Maori carvings
12.30pm Arrive at the accommodation in Taupo
Have free time in Taupo to explore the beautiful scenery.
Day 7 9.15am Meet in the lobby of the hotel
9.30am Drive to Huka falls
9.45am Visit Huka Falls
10.00am Drive to Tirau
11.30am Visit Blue Springs
12.45pm Lunch in Tirau - a great opportunity to see this quirky town
2.00pm Drive to predator-free Sanctuary Mountain
2.35pm Take tour of nature reserve
4.00pm Drive to Hamilton accommodation
5.00pm Have free time in Hamilton
Day 8 11.00am Meet in the lobby of the hotel
11.30am Attend the NZ Cherry Blossom Festival set in a beautiful garden. Watch a wide range of performances and soak in the carnival atmosphere with many photo opportunities
Lunch included 9.00pm Return to Hamilton accommodation
Day 9 10am Tour the award-winning Hamilton Gardens
12pm Lunch. Drive to Auckland
3pm Arrive at the Auckland accommodation
6pm Walk into central Auckland for farewell meal
Stay at Auckland accommodation

9-Day (9-Nights) Tour

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  • Attractions include: Auckland Museum Tour, Thames Gold Mine tour, NZ Cherry Blossom Festival, Hamilton Gardens private tour, Hobbiton filmset tour and meal, glowworm caves, Blue Springs, wildlife reserve tour, Maori show and meal, volcanic wonderland tour, evening redwoods canopy walk, Lake Taupo boat tour, Hamilton Gardens tour, Agrodome farm show. All these are included in the price, but which would otherwise cost $900. Compare that to other tours
  • Accommodation is high quality and often the best in the location.
  • The coach is modern and high quality.
  • Meals provided: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 4 dinners
  • There is reasonable free time in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Taupo for shopping and other activities.
  • No long bus rides and, so, more time for sightseeing and experiences.


All accommodation is modern, well-appointed and of the best in the area. One exception is Prince’s Gate in Roturua, which was built in 1897, but is equally well-appointed.

Hamilton - Novotel Tainui

You are in the vibrant heart of Hamilton beside the mighty Waikato river, the longest river in New Zealand. The are many dozens of restaurants, a casino, a museum, an art gallery and pleasant garden walks either side of the river. If you come a day early, you can take a boat ride or hire electric bikes to go along the river trail to reach renowned Hamilton Gardens and beyond.

Auckland - Travelodge

You are in another great location, next to the harbour and the city centre. If you have the time and energy on your last night of the tour, you could take a short ferry ride to Devonport, or have a cocktail at the top of Sky Tower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere.

Reef Resort

Modern lakeside apartments with spa, sauna and pool.

Rotorua – Pullman Hotel

A new 5-star hotel in the centre of town and an easy walking distance to Government Gardens, thermal activity, shops and spa pampering.

Whangamata – Palm Pacific

You are in the main street of the town. The apartments are spacious with spa, sauna, tennis and pool.

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125 Matangi Road Hamilton, New Zealand.