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Hollywood to Cook Islands
This fabulous holiday takes you from the glamorous Hollywood Hills to the Polynesian volcanoes and pristine white sands of the Cook Islands, finishing in spectacular New Zealand.
- Style: Multi Centre Holiday
- Duration: 19 days/18 nights
- Starts in: Los Angeles
Guide Price £1516
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Walk of Fame in Hollywood
- Discover incredible lakes & stunning scenery in Rotorua
- Explore mountainous Rarotonga
- Cruise around the remarkable Bay of Islands
Days 1-2 Los Angeles, USA
The balmy Southern Californian climate provides the perfect opportunity to break your journey. Stroll along the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood, explore sophisticated Beverly Hills and browse the boutiques of Rodeo Drive.
Day 3 Los Angeles to Rarotonga, Cook Islands
After enjoying the day in Los Angeles head to the airport for an overnight flight to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.
Days 4-8 Rarotonga
Kia Orana, welcome to the Cook Islands! Tiny and remote, mountainous Rarotonga is cloaked in forest and fringed by white sand beaches and coral reefs ideal for snorkelling. Hire a bike and explore easy trails, meet the friendly locals at quaint cafés and discover deserted beaches along the way. In the evening, a Polynesian feast and traditional dancing are not to be missed. Boasting rare beauty and a laid back pace of life, the Cook Islands are pure bliss.
Day 9 Rarotonga to Auckland, New Zealand
Time to leave this tropical paradise behind for an overnight flight to Auckland.
Days 10-11 Auckland
As New Zealand’s largest and most culturally diverse city, Auckland boasts an unrivalled food and wine scene. Take a trip up the Sky Tower to get a bird’s eye view of the city and pretty islands across the harbour.
Day 12 Auckland to Omapere
Pick up your car and enjoy the scenic drive through the enchanting Waipoua Forest, stopping off to view the mighty Tane Mahuta kauri tree, standing over 50 metres high. As you leave the forest behind, the sweeping sand dunes and stunning ocean appear before you.
Days 13-14 Omapere to Paihia
Explore Paihia with its charming cafés overlooking the remarkable Bay of Islands. For a closer look, perhaps join a catamaran cruise, or spend some time in historic Russell, just across the bay from Paihia.
Days 15-16 Paihia to Coromandel Peninsula
Set off early for the drive to Coromandel, where pristine beaches and native forests are waiting to be explored. Discover the rugged volcanic coastline, magnificent sea caves and Cathedral Cove, a magical beach framed by a huge natural rock arch. Sit back and relax in the warm bubbling waters of Hot Water Beach where you can dig your own spa pool!
Day 17 Coromandel Peninsula to Rotorua
This morning stop off to explore the area’s gold mining heritage, following the dramatic Karangahake Gorge.
Day 18 Rotorua
Today discover incredible lakes, stunning scenery, geothermal wonders and thriving Maori culture. See geysers and thermal mud pools and visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.
Day 19 Rotorua to Auckland
Enjoy a final morning in Rotorua before heading back to Auckland to drop off your car and catch your onward flight.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 8 days Compact Inclusive Plus car hire including zero excess insurance, unlimited mileage, 24 hour Roadside Assistance & additional drivers
- 18 nights 3* to 4* accommodation
- Auckland City Tour & Sky Tower
- Return shared road transfers from Rarotonga airport
- International flights
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