10 Day Marvels of the North Island (Reverse)

10 Day Marvels of the North Island (Reverse)

Explore the wonderful sights of the North Island with APT. Travel north to the scenic Bay of Islands, cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock, visit geothermal geysers in Rotorua, and finish in the harbourside city of Wellington.

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Tour Info

Tour Type: Premium Coach Tour
From: Auckland to Wellington
Departures: Oct 2018 to Mar 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $4650 per person
Tour Operator: APT Tours
Duration: 10 Days
Tour Code: nzaws10

Inclusions

9 nights in premium accommodation
14 meals – 9 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D)
Enjoy a dolphin watching cruise to Cape Brett and Hole in the Rock
Immerse yourself in Māori culture at a hāngī feast in Rotorua
Dine at Longlands Farm and enjoy a dairy farm tour
Freedom of Choice Touring in Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua and Wellington
Travel wallet, comprehensive customised itinerary, bound map book, accommodation and activity vouchers, and local travel guides

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive Auckland

This morning arrive in Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of today is at leisure to relax and settle in, or begin exploring this wonderful city. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Stay: Crowne Plaza, Auckland (2 nights) (D)

Day 2
Auckland - Freedom of Choice

After breakfast today you’ll enjoy the freedom to choose from a range of included sightseeing activities here in Auckland. Hop aboard one of the yachts in the Pride of Auckland fleet and enjoy a magical cruise on Waitemata Harbour or discover the diverse artistic legacy and cultures of New Zealand at the Auckland Museum. Enjoy an up-close encounter with giant sharks, eels and scores of fish at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, or delight in a Waiheke wine tour or Devonport Explorer tour. (B)

Day 3
Auckland - Bay of Islands

From Auckland, enjoy a scenic drive to Paihia. Upon arrival, step aboard a catamaran and cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Hear about the ecology and history of the area as you keep an eye out for local marine life, including common and bottlenose dolphins.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 4
Bay of Islands - Freedom of Choice

The Bay of Islands is home to an incredible 144 islands and is a wonderland for lovers of all things aquatic. As the ‘birthplace of New Zealand’, the area teems with history. After breakfast, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. Embark on a tall ship sailing adventure, take a dolphin watching eco-cruise, or enjoy a guided tour of Waitangi. Perhaps cruise to Russell, or visit Cape Reinga. (B)

Day 5
Bay of Islands - Rotorua

Follow the east coast on  Twin Coast Discovery Highway from Paihia through Whangarei and head south through Warkworth. Admire the breathtaking view over Waitemata Harbour as you cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Travel through the lush Waikato farmland to Cambridge and then continue south to Rotorua. This evening, the Tamaki Māori Village welcomes you as we experience the dance, music and culture of the Māori people at a traditional hāngī feast and village experience.

Stay: Millennium Hotel Rotorua (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 6
Rotorua - Freedom of Choice

Choose your activity today. Enjoy a farm show at the Agrodome followed by a visit to Te Puia. Perhaps set out on a Kiwi Encounter or visit Wai-O-Tapu. See some of the sets from the Lord of the Rings. Alternatively, visit Rotorua Museum. (B)

Day 7
Rotorua - Taupō - Napier

This morning you’ll depart Rotorua and stop at the charming town of Taupō, set alongside New Zealand’s largest lake and boasting stunning views. After taking in the surrounds of Taupō, continue through Esk Valley and Te Pohue to the seaside city of Napier.

Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (B, D)

Day 8
Napier - Wellington - Freedom of Choice

Today’s drive takes you through scenic Waipukurau and Woodville and over the Remutaka Ranges. Travel past the historic towns of Greytown and Masterton then arrive in New Zealand’s vibrant capital city – Wellington. This evening you’ll be able to discover the tantalising flavours of New Zealand with a choice from three tempting restaurants in which to dine.

Stay: InterContinental, Wellington (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 9
Wellington - Freedom of Choice

Experience the capital’s many delights during your selected touring activity and explore the city in your own way. There’s a chance to learn about New Zealand’s incredible natural history through the fascinating exhibitions at Zealandia, or perhaps explore the Carter Observatory and Planetarium complete with a ride on Wellington’s iconic Cable Car. Take in the city’s highlights, or fans of Middle-earth might like to explore the magical areas of Wellington that feature in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The choice is yours. (B)

Day 1 0
Depart Wellington

Your journey ends today. After breakfast, transfer to the airport. (B)

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