8 Day Northern Discovery
8 Day Northern Discovery
Enjoy New Zealand's North Island on AAT Kings' premium 8 Day Northern Discovery. Visit the Bay of Islands and cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock. Visit Parry Kauri Park on your way back to Auckland, then dine at the top of the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere – Auckland's Sky Tower. Experience Māori culture at the Realm of Tane in Rotorua, and enjoy time in Wellington to discover why Kiwis rate the capital as one of their favourite cities.
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|Tour Type:||Premium Coach Tour|
|From:||Auckland to Wellington|
|Departures:||Sep 2019 to Mar 2020|
|Price:||From (NZD) $3560 per person|
|Tour Operator:||AAT Kings Tours|
|7 nights accommodation in superior hotels|
|7 fully cooked breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D)|
|Feast on a degustation menu of mouth-watering local produce in Auckland|
|Cruise through the Hole in the Rock in the spectacular Bay of Islands|
|Discover the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves|
|Immerse yourself in rich Māori culture at Tamaki Māori Village|
|Take your pick of a selection of included experiences in Rotorua and Bay of Islands|
|Journey through the magnificent scenery of Tongariro National Park|
|Explore Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand|
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On arrival at Auckland Airport you’ll be met and transferred by private car to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore Auckland. You could visit the Sky Tower for amazing views of the city, Viaduct Harbour and surrounding volcanic hills. Perhaps visit the Auckland Museum or go shopping in stylish Parnell. This evening meet your Tour Director for a welcome reception.
Stay: Stamford Plaza, Auckland
Travel through Orewa and the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Take a walk among kauri trees at Parry Kauri Park. Explore Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand, and then it’s off to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Experience natural wonders and spectacular scenery as you cruise to Cape Brett and through the Hole in the Rock. This evening enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel.
Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort (Water View) (2 nights) (B, D)
This morning relax with your breakfast of choice. Today choose from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Perhaps go on a dolphin watching cruise, journey around Kerikeri on a wine tasting tour, or take a guided walk through Russell – New Zealand’s first capital. This evening sail aboard a historic tall ship as the sun sets, or glide down the Waitangi River for a sumptuous dinner cruise. Your Travel Director will assist you in booking all of your chosen optional experiences. (B)
Enjoy a leisurely morning in the Bay of Islands before you travel back to Auckland. Stop at Parry Kauri Park along the way and take a walk among New Zealand’s native forest giants.
Stay: Stamford Plaza, Auckland (B, D)
Join your Travel Director for a city sights tour of Auckland, including panoramic views from the Sky
Tower, 328 metres above the city. Enjoy a short orientation tour on arrival in Rotorua, the Maori cultural heartland. Visit Te Puia, the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, where talented students carry on age-old traditions of wood carving and weaving. A tour of Rotorua’s active geothermal fields.
An evening of culture, history and delicious food awaits you at the Tamaki Maori Village. Learn about Maori traditions, then enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi Highlight Dinner and a concert.
Stay: Millennium Hotel (2 nights) (B, D)
Today choose from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, discover Māori culture at Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, see the Agrodome Farm Show, relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral pool or unwind with a facial treatment in the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa. Maybe ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck, or the luge at Rotorua Skyline.(B)
Say “haere ra!” (goodbye) to Rotorua this morning and journey out through pine forests and farmland to a little hidden spot – Huka Falls. From here the road unfolds to a broad panorama of Lake Taupō, New Zealand’s largest lake. You will then journey south over the Central Plateau, New Zealand’s main volcanic area. Travel along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Enjoy an exclusive after-hours guided tour of Te Papa and, before leaving, top off the night with a highlight dinner.
Stay: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (B, D)
See the sights of Wellington this morning on a city tour. You will then be transferred to Wellington Airport for your onward flight. (B)
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