Raurimu Spiral, the Chateau Tongariro & Huka Falls Cruise
Door to Door pickups, Transport, Northern Explorer Train, Accommodation, Huka Falls River Cruise, All entries, Meals as listed (B breakfast, MT Morning tea, L lunch, D dinner)
Wednesday 17th June DAY ONE D
Be driven by bus to Otorohanga and board the Over Lander travelling to National Park Station via the Raurimu Spiral. Hopefully enjoying snow clad views of Tongariro & Ruapehu, from the very well-appointed train station café. Here we will collect you and drive the great Mount Ruapehu road to the ‘Bruce’ car park and Cafe, taking in the views and afternoon tea. Our accommodation for the night is the Grand Tongariro Chateau located at the base of Mt Ruapehu, a lovely nostalgic destination offering great views of Tongariro and Ruapehu. We will enjoy a three-course meal in the warm atmospheric restaurant and relax in the Chateau lounge with the crackling fire and piano playing in the background.
Thursday 18th June DAY TWO B, L
After a hearty cooked breakfast at the Chateau, we shall depart making our way through magnificent mountain scenery back to Taupo. Once we arrive, we will board the Huka Boat River Cruise for an hour and a half tour to the head of these powerful falls. A real New Zealand experience with crystal clear water, birdlife and native bush lined riverbanks. See natural hot streams and the earth's energy that drives Wairakei Geothermal Power Station.
Enjoy lunch, complimentary tea and coffee while cruising on the water that is always calm. After this exciting expedition, we shall then make our way back home to Tauranga.