10 Day Marvels of the North Island

10 Day Marvels of the North Island

Explore the wonderful sights of the North Island with APT. Discover the capital, Wellington, whose harbour is world renowned. Travel north to witness the geothermal geysers of Rotorua before visiting the scenic Bay of Islands. Complete your journey 10 days later in Auckland.

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Tour Info

Tour Type: Premium Coach Tour
From: Wellington to Auckland
Departures: Oct 2018 to Sep 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $4595 per person
Tour Operator: APT Tours
Duration: 10 Days
Tour Code: nzwan10

Inclusions

9 nights in premium accommodation
16 meals – 9 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) and 1 high tea
Immerse yourself in Māori culture at a hāngī feast in Rotorua
Dine at Longlands Farm and enjoy a dairy farm tour
Explore the stunning Bay of Islands on a dolphin watching cruise
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 Wellington - Freedom of Choice

Be met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel in Wellington. Tonight, choose one of the city’s many top-class restaurants for dining.

Stay: InterContinental Wellington (2 nights) (D)

Day 2
Wellington - Freedom of Choice

Today you have the opportunity to select the Freedom of Choice activity that most interests you. You might like to visit Zealandia, where you can learn about New Zealand’s incredible natural history, groundbreaking restoration projects, and state-of-the-art exhibitions. Perhaps you’d prefer to explore the Carter Observatory and Planetarium, take in the city’s highlights on a guided tour, or visit some of the locations that feature in the famous Lord of the Rings movies. (B)

Day 3
Wellington - Napier

Travel through scenic Woodville and Waipukurau to the seaside city of Napier. On arrival, enjoy an Art Deco high tea.

Stay: Scenic Te Pania Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 4
Napier - Taupō - Rotorua

Depart Napier and journey through Esk Valley and Te Pohue, stopping at the charming town of Taupō situated alongside New Zealand’s largest lake. Continue to Longlands Farm for a tour and a special dinner then make your way to Rotorua, the geothermal capital of New Zealand.

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

Day 5
Rotorua - Freedom of Choice

In Rotorua choose from a range of activities: the Agrodome Farm Show, an eco-thermal tour, a visit to Hobbiton, or a trip to the Rotorua Museum. This evening, immerse yourself in traditional Māori culture at a hāngī feast. (B, D)

Day 6
Rotorua - Bay of Islands

Travel through Waikato farmland to Cambridge and then continue north to Auckland. Admire the view over Waitemata Harbour as we cross the busy Auckland Harbour Bridge. Follow the east coast Pacific Ocean Drive to Paihia in the spectacular Bay of Islands.

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

Day 7
Bay of Islands - Freedom of Choice

This morning explore the Bay of Islands, home to 144 islands, on your preferred sightseeing activity. Take a tall ship sailing adventure or embark on a dolphin watching cruise. Play a round of golf or cruise to Russell to see New Zealand’s first European settlement. Discover Kerikeri or visit the northernmost point of New Zealand at Cape Reinga. (B)

Day 8
Bay of Islands - Cape Brett Cruise - Auckland

Step aboard a catamaran and enjoy a 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 dolphins. Afterwards, return down the coast to Auckland.

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

Day 9
Auckland - Freedom of Choice

Choose from a range of included sightseeing activities. Perhaps take a cruise on Waitemata Harbour, explore the Auckland Museum, or visit Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium. Included with each of these options is an Auckland City Sights Tour. Other choices include a head, neck and shoulder massage, a wilderness adventure, and an Auckland Bridge Climb. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 10
Depart Auckland

After breakfast this morning your New Zealand adventure comes to an end with a transfer to the airport. (B)

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Departures: Oct 2018 to Sep 2019

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