8 Day Northern Wonders
8 Day Northern Wonders
Eight day low-cost AAT Kings escorted tour of the North Island. Discover the highlights of the North Island including Bay of Islands, Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Wellington and more.
Please Note: - For all departures from April 2020 onwards, there are some minor changes to the tour itinerary. Your Relaxing Journeys consultant will advise of changes at time of booking.
EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS! – Save up to 5%
Book an AAT Kings tour with Relaxing Journeys this month and SAVE!
|Tour Type:||Low Cost Coach Tour|
|From:||Wellington to Auckland|
|Departures:||Oct 2019 to Mar 2021|
|Price:||From (NZD) $2420 per person|
|Tour Operator:||AAT Kings Tours|
|7 nights accommodation in comfortable hotels|
|7 fully cooked breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D)|
|Visit Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand|
|Explore Wellington, New Zealand's capital city|
|Discover the arts and traditions of New Zealand's Māori culture|
|Feast on a hāngī at a unique dinner experience at the Tamaki Māori Village|
|Agrodome Farm Show|
|Experience Waitomo's famous Glowworm Grotto|
|Cruise the stunning Bay of Islands and through the Hole in the Rock|
EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS! – Save up to 15%
Book an AAT Kings tour with Relaxing Journeys this month and SAVE! – Discount has been applied to below prices.
* Single pricing also available with Exclusive Specials. Please enquire for Prices.
Day by Day Tour ItineraryView Tour PDF
On arrival in Wellington you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon explore Wellington on a sightseeing tour featuring views from Mount Victoria and free time at Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand. Te Papa allows you to experience the warmth and vibrancy of Māori culture. See the magnificent contemporary marae and wharenui (meeting house) and explore interactive displays depicting modern New Zealand and pre-European history. Tonight join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception and dinner.
Stay: Travelodge Wellington (D)
Travel along the Kapiti Coast, through the dairy farms of Manawatu to Tongariro National Park, and discover the alpine scenery of Mount Ruapehu. Visit Taupō and drive along the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. View Huka Falls and pass the geothermal Wairakei Power Station.
Stay: Hotel Ibis Rotorua (2 nights) (B)
This morning we visit the Agrodome Farm Show to enjoy an entertaining look at life on a New Zealand farm. The afternoon is free time for you to take in all the other activities Rotorua has on offer. Perhaps visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park, abundant with rainbow trout and native fauna including the kiwi, or Te Puia where you can join a tour of Te Whakarewarewa Valley with a local guide (own expense). Enjoy an evening of fun and laughter and gain an insight into traditional Māori culture followed by a delicious buffet dinner at Tamaki Māori Village. (B, D)
Explore the amazing Waitomo Caves. Tour through the magical caves and then glide silently through the starry Glowworm Grotto. Travel to Auckland for a city sights tour on arrival.
Stay: VR Queen Street (B, D)
Over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, through Orewa and the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Walk amongst kauri trees at Parry Kauri Park. There’s time to explore Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand, then it’s off to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Take a scenic cruise through game fishing waters to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the famous Hole in the Rock. The return cruise to Paihia meanders through picturesque islands – see deserted sandy beaches and secluded bays and keep your eyes peeled for the marine life.
Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort (Garden View) (2 nights) (B, D)
Today is free for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands at your own pace – perhaps take a coach trip to Cape Reinga via idyllic Ninety Mile Beach, enjoy a guided sea-kayaking trip, or a day of sailing. Tonight is at leisure so why not dine at a local restaurant. (B)
You have the opportunity to visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds where New Zealand’s founding document was signed. You will have time on your own to take in highlights such as the magnificent ceremonial war canoe (waka) and carved meeting house. This afternoon enjoy the lush farmland scenery as you return to Auckland.
Stay: VR Queen Street (B)
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight. (B)
There are 16 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.6 out of 5.
Enquire about our 8 Day Northern Wonders
Eight day low-cost AAT Kings escorted tour of the North Island. Discover the highlights of the North Island including Bay of Islands, Auckland, Waitom... Read More
Click on each area to view more information.
Upgrade this tour by adding one of our carefully selected optional tours & activities or go ahead and request a quote to guarantee your spot.
You can also create your dream holiday by using our custom itinerary planner.
Create your Custom Itinerary