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6 Day Northern Rapture

Kirra Premium Coach Tour starting in Wellington and finishing in Auckland

Tour Description

This 6 day tour commences in Wellington, recently named as The Coolest Little Capital in the World by Lonely Planet.

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Tour Info
Regions Visited
Tour Inclusions
  • 5 nights accommodation in superior hotels
  • 5 fully cooked breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D)
  • Travel by luxury touring coach
  • Services of a professional Coach Captain
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  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary private airport transfers
Tour Highlights
Iconic Sightseeing
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions shown apply to departures from September 2018 onwards.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur

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Tour Itinerary - Day by Day
  • Day1

    Arive Wellington

    On arrival in Wellington, a Kirra representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is free to explore the nation's capital before meeting up with your fellow travellers at dinner this evening.

    Stay: Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay (D)

  • Day2

    Wellington – Taupo – Rotorua

    Leaving the city behind, we travel through rolling farmland as we enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo, located on the shores of New Zealand's largest lake. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters.

    Stay: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights) (B, D)

  • Day3


    Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some free time this afternoon for optional activities before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka. (B, D)

  • Day4

    Rotorua – Hobbiton – Pauanui

    Cross the Mamaku Ranges to the Waikato region, noted for dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. On to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for our overnight stay.

    Stay: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge (B, D)

  • Day5

    Pauanui - Coromandel - Auckland

    The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. After breakfast you will travel on to Auckland, the City of Sails and enjoy a city sights tour and entry to the famous Sky Tower. This evening, join your new found friends for a farewell dinner at your hotel.

    Stay: Rydges Auckland (B, D)

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  • Day6

    Depart Auckland

    Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Auckland airport to connect with your onward flight. (B)

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    - 28/11/2017

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