8 Day Northern Explorer

8 Day Northern Explorer

Experience the beauty and diversity of New Zealand on an 8 day escorted adventure of the North Island with Travelmarvel. Be exposed to the pristine wilderness, rich culture and stunning beaches that are all within a day's drive.

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Tour Info

Tour Type: Low Cost Coach Tour
From: Auckland to Wellington
Departures: Apr 2020 to Mar 2021
Price: From (NZD) $2785 per person
Tour Operator: Travelmarvel Tours
Duration: 8 Days
Tour Code: ntaw8


7 nights in premium accommodation
10 delicious meals – 7 breakfasts (B) and 3 dinners (D)
Visit the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Experience Māori culture at a hāngī feast
Take a dolphin watching cruise to Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands
Visit the Agrodome and watch an entertaining farm show
Travel to Lake Taupō and see the spectacular Huka Falls
See geysers and mud pools, and experience Māori culture at Te Puia

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive Auckland

Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, which is centrally located in the beautiful harbourside city of Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’.

Stay: Rydges Hotel, Auckland

Day 2
Auckland - Bay of Islands

Travel north to Matakohe Kauri Museum and see a mighty Kauri tree. Then, continue to the Bay of Islands for a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands. (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 3
Bay of Islands at Leisure

The Bay of Islands is home to 144 islands, providing a stunning aquatic playground off the north coast of the North Island. After breakfast today you’ll enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the idyllic subtropical surrounds. Perhaps relax on a pristine beach, explore the stunning wilderness areas via one of the many walking tracks, or set off into town and dine at a local restaurant. (B)

Day 4
Bay of Islands - Auckland

Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise to Cape Brett. This captivating coastline provides sheltered waters for dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and other marine life, so keep a look out while enjoying the scenery. Then continue to the Hole in the Rock, a distinctive arch formation that defines this remarkable coast. Later, return to Auckland.

Stay: Rydges Hotel, Auckland (B, D)

Day 5
Auckland - Waitomo Caves - Rotorua

Travel to Waitomo today. With a guide, discover the natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves, home to thousands of tiny luminescent creatures and one of New Zealand’s top attractions. Then continue to Rotorua. Visit Te Puia – New Zealand’s premier cultural centre – and enjoy a tour of the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. See Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and witness the phenomenal natural spectacle of erupting geysers. Tonight enjoy a hāngī feast with performances of song and dance. Delight in an evening of local customs and cheerful hospitality.

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

Day 6

Rotorua, positioned on the Pacific Rim of Fire, is one of the world’s most active geothermal areas. The city captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Māori culture and rich heritage. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery. You might choose to experience a special country homestay. (B)

Day 7
Rotorua - Taupō - Wellington

Meander along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Lake Taupō, the largest freshwater lake in Australasia, and thundering Huka Falls with its striking blue water. Later, travel south across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park en route to Wellington.

Stay: Travelodge Hotel Wellington (B)

Day 8
Depart Wellington

Your wonderful North Island journey comes to an end following breakfast this morning as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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8 Day Northern Explorer
Low Cost Coach Tour
Tour Code: ntaw8
From (NZD) $2785 per person
Save (NZD) $310 per person
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Departures: Apr 2020 to Mar 2021

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