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North Island: 7D /6N (Auckland to Auckland)

Day 1: Arrive Auckland

Arrive in Auckland and travel by private tour car into Auckland city where you will be staying for your first night. You could use your afternoon to explore the city including the Skytower, visit Kelly Tarltons Underwater World and Antarctic Experience or just walk around the shops and restaurants.

Day 2: Auckland - Hampton Downs Raceway - Huntly

Today your rental car will be dropped off and you will head south to the new race track at Hampton Downs for your Formula Challenge V8 as you drive in a race prepared Ford Falcon or Holden Commodore V8. At the end of the day stay at the wonderful Hillside Hotel just south of the race track.

Day 3: Huntly Valley to Rotorua

Continue your drive onto Rotorua, the geothermal playground. You will be spoilt for choice, but your day will start with a visit to Te Puia to view aspects of Maori culture and view boiling mudpools and geysers. After that you could travel up the Skyline Gondola and experience the luge ride back down the hill.

Day 4: Rotorua

Start the day quietly with a visit to Rainbow Springs then it is an all action afternoon as you will drive 12 laps around a dirt track in a offroad sprint car. Explore other attractions in the afternoon including the Buried Village or the Blue and Green Lakes.

Day 5: Rotorua - Taupo

Another action day with as you will be propelled around a sprint course in a 450hp jet boat. After the jetboat you will enjoy the Swoop swing ride followed by the Freefall Xtreme Experience without jumping out of plan. In the afternoon you will head west for the short drive to Lake Taupo for the night.

Day 6: Rotorua – Auckland

After viewing the Huka Falls and the lake, yo uwill driving onto the famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, then head back through the lush country side of the Waikato back to Auckland for your final night. Take in the Auckland night life down at the Viaduct to serenade your trip.

Day 7: Auckland

Today you will return your rental car to Auckland airport or the depot where your tour arrangements conclude.
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Inclusions

  • Transport by self drive rental car including unlimited kms
  • Transfer from Auckland Airport to City
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance and applicable pick up fees
  • GPS Navigation Unit & Kruse audio guide
  • Accommodation at specified class, subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Formula Challenge V8
  • 12 laps in off roading sprint car
  • Ride in jet sprint boat over race course
  • Swoop ride
  • Freefall Experience
  • Entrance into Te Puia cultural center and thermal village in Rotorua
  • Skyline Gondola and 3 rides on the luge
  • Entrance into Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • 1 dinner at Heritage Hotel du Vin
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Easy Total Km: 750 Estimated driving time: 10 hrs

This mileage/time is based on city to city as set out in the itinerary and does not include other excursions or general mileage.

Booking info

Standard / Superior - From: NZ $2,070.00 Per Person
AccommodationCityNightsCheck-in
Mercure AucklandAuckland1Day 1
Hillside HotelHuntly1Day 2
Sudima Hotel Lake RotoruaRotorua2Day 3
Bayview Wairakei ResortTaupo1Day 5
Mercure AucklandAuckland1Day 6

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Intermediate Car with GPS - 6 days            

Inclusions

Octane Rush (North Island)
  • Transport by self drive rental car including unlimited kms
  • Transfer from Auckland Airport to City
  • Standard motor vehicle insurance and applicable pick up fees
  • GPS Navigation Unit & Kruse audio guide
  • Accommodation at specified class, subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Formula Challenge V8
  • 12 laps in off roading sprint car
  • Ride in jet sprint boat over race course
  • Swoop ride
  • Freefall Experience
  • Entrance into Te Puia cultural center and thermal village in Rotorua
  • Skyline Gondola and 3 rides on the luge
  • Entrance into Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • 1 dinner at Heritage Hotel du Vin
  • 15% Goods and Services Tax

Exclusions

Drive Rating: Easy Total Km: 750 Estimated driving time: 10 hrs

This mileage/time is based on city to city as set out in the itinerary and does not include other excursions or general mileage.