Pacific Self-Drive New Zealand Fly, Drive, Stay & Spa

Price
$1799 per person
Duration
5 days
Destination
New Zealand
Travellers
2+

PAMPER YOURSELF Rotorua Self-Drive & Spa

Treat yourself to a rejuvenating escape on New Zealand's North Island. Includes flights, car hire, 4-star hotel in Rotorua and amazing thermal spa experiences!
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Looking for a holiday where you can get away from it all, explore somewhere new and come home feeling alive and rejuvenated? This trip ticks all those boxes and more, with an incredible Rotorua escape that features Hell's Gate thermal experiences. Discover the healing properties of the geothermal mud and sulphur mineral water that have been used by Māori for over 800 years. Spend time exploring the beautiful region and cultural highlights. This worry-free holiday includes flights, accommodation, Hell's Gate spa sessions and having unlimited kilometres on the hire car means you have the freedom to plan your own adventures!

What's included

Destination
New Zealand Discover New Zealand
Departure Location
Fly from Australia to Auckland, New Zealand
Return Location
Fly from Auckland, New Zealand to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Additional Information
Departs 2021, 2022 & 2023: See the brochure for travel periods & contact us for available dates. Fly from Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sydney: Ask us for other Australian cities. Booking Code: NZROT5M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Baggage charge
  • Car hire with unlimited kilometres
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • International flights from Australia
  • Local experience or activity
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Car hire extras
  • Meals, unless expressly states
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates. Want to Extend?: Ask us about staying longer in New Zealand. Upgrades Available: Let us know if you'd like to upgrade the car or hotel. Travel Insurance: Insurance is strongly recommended for this trip - please ask us for a quote.

Trip overview

This is your chance to indulge in a unique New Zealand holiday that’s good for the soul and the skin!

Fly to Auckland and pick up your hire car at the airport, then head to Rotorua for an amazing North Island getaway. Famous for its natural beauty, in Rotorua there are opportunities to wander around the picturesque lake, try one of the many adventure activities, experience Maori cultural performances and much more.

A highlight of this trip is Hell’s Gate, where you’ll find native bush and geothermal landscapes. Discover why this land has inspired myths and legends as you walk through the clouds of geothermal steam. Once used by Maori warriors to heal their battle-scarred bodies, today visitors use the nutrient-rich waters and mud to ease inflammation and arthritis, as well as rejuvenate the skin!

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Inclusions at a glance

  • Flights – Return economy airfare to Auckland, baggage included
    • Fly from Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast or Brisbane (ask for other cities)
  • Car hire – 5 days Compact, automatic vehicle with unlimited kilometres
    • Pick up & drop off Auckland airport
  • Accommodation – 4 nights Quest Rotorua Central, studio apartment or similar
  • Spa Experiences – Hell’s Gate Mud Bath & Spa
    • Hell’s Gate Twilight Spa Experience
    • Hell’s Gate Thermal Experience
Hells Gate Rotorua
Enjoy a really reviving holiday in Rotorua, New Zealand

Why you’ll love this trip…

  • Incredible Hell’s Gate thermal experiences, including a mud bath and twilight spa session.
  • Stay in a 4-star hotel in the heart of Rotorua, with lots to explore within walking distance.
  • Enjoy the convenience of car hire with unlimited kilometres to see more of the North Island.
  • Flights from Australia to Auckland are included!
  • DAY 1
  • DAYS 2-4
  • DAY 5
DAY 1

FLY TO NEW ZEALAND

Fly from Australia to Auckland. Pick up your hire car at Auckland airport and head north for your first night in Rotorua.

DAYS 2-4

ROTORUA

Located in Rotorua, Quest Rotorua Central is in the city centre and near the airport. Your time is free to explore at your leisure, and don't forget, you have the hire car with unlimited kilometres.

Skyline Rotorua is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti. Consider a night out at Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance. Waterskiing and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with skydiving and mountain biking nearby. 

Included during your stay at the following Hell's Gate experience:

HELL’S GATE MUD BATH AND SPAS.

Hell’s Gate mud spa is a historic New Zealand experience. The healing properties of the geothermal mud and sulphur mineral water have been used by local Māori for over 800 years. Open and clean your skin by lathering it in our unique mud, before exfoliating and cleansing with a soak in the sulphur spa. Your body and soul will feel revitalised after this soothing experience.  Includes bathing in our world-famous mud baths, then soaking in the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool.

THE HELL'S GATE TWILIGHT SPA EXPERIENCE

Watch the stars dance across the sky as the sun goes down over New Zealand's premier geothermal reserve and spa facility. Relax and unwind by night with the sounds of falling water and native birds, all while rejuvenating your body, inside and out, in the world-famous muds and waters that Hell's Gate has become so well known for. Includes bathing in our world-famous mud baths, soaking in the sulphur spas and the cool plunge pool. This experience also comes with a single-use mud facial and Manuka herbal tea bag for you to take home. Plus a buy-one-get-one-free voucher for your next visit.

HELL’S GATE THERMAL EXPERIENCE.

Combine the experience of a guided or self-guided interactive tour through our geothermal reserve, with a rejuvenating sulphur spa soak afterwards. After walking through New Zealand’s most active geothermal landscape, your body will welcome the revitalising properties of our sulphur mineral water. Experience a taste of what Hell’s Gate has to offer.  Includes the geothermal walk which takes between one and one and a half hours, as well as Māori carving, sulphur spas and cool plunge pool.

DAY 5

DEPART NEW ZEALAND

Today, check out of your accommodation in the morning and head back to Auckland Airport to drop off the hire car and board the departure flight to Australia.

More about New Zealand

For a country that’s only 18% bigger than the state of Victoria and has a population less than the city of Melbourne, it packs a whole lot of amazing experiences into a small space. Plus, an exchange rate in favour of the Australian dollar is nice bonus. Split into two main islands, the North Island is where you'll find the capital of Wellington and the country's largest city of Auckland. It also has proud Maori heritage and rich cultural experiences. On the South Island, also officially named Te Waipounamu, the natural wonders shine brightly. Explore stunning Abel Tasman National Park, the great Southern Alps and beautiful Milford Sound.
Looking for a holiday where you can get away from it all, explore somewhere new and come home feeling alive and rejuvenated? This trip ticks all those boxes and more, with an incredible Rotorua escape that features Hell's Gate thermal experiences. Discover the healing properties of the geothermal mud and sulphur mineral water that have been used by Māori for over 800 years. Spend time exploring the beautiful region and cultural highlights. This worry-free holiday includes flights, accommodation, Hell's Gate spa sessions and having unlimited kilometres on the hire car means you have the freedom to plan your own adventures!

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Rotorua is a spectacular part of New Zealand and this great fly-drive lets you explore the North Island with the convenience of unlimited kilometres. Plus, special spa experiences are included!

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Trip departures

This independent package departs Australia daily, between the following dates:

2021 – 06 October to 30 November
2022 & 2023 – 20 January to 31 March, 20 April to 10 June, 20 July to 10 September, 06 October to 30 November

Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and price. Prices can alter depending on your travel dates.

Trip start time

Flight details and check-in times will be provided when your booking is confirmed.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day itinerary is intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

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      New Zealand Fly, Drive, Stay & Spa

      Price
      $1799 per person
      Duration
      5 days
      Destination
      New Zealand
      Travellers
      2+

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