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


DAY ONE                                                                   L , D 

Be driven by bus to Otorohanga and board the Overlander travelling to National Park Station via the Raurimu Spiral and hopefully enjoying snow clad views of Tongariro & Ruapehu, from the very well-appointed train station café where will have some lunch. Here we will collect you and drive the magnificent Mount Ruapehu road to the 'Bruce' car park and then, weather permitting, take a ride on the new Sky Waka Gondola, taking in the views. 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.  

DAY TWO                                                                 B, MT, L  

After a hearty cooked breakfast at the Chateau and a presentation of the new No.8 Tour schedule, we shall depart, making our way through fabulous 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 mighty 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 complimentary tea and coffee while cruising on water that is always calm. We will stop for lunch at Lava Glass and check out the ever-evolving sculpture park. Then make our way back home to Tauranga.  

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2 Days

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Next Tour Date

Thu, 16th of Jun 2022

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