9 Day Ultimate North Island Escape

9 Day Ultimate North Island Escape

Explore all highlights of the North Island in style. When travelling by the ultimate coach in New Zealand, it's the natural beauty that puts the magic in your day. Volcanoes, boiling mud pools, sandy beaches and wilderness lakes, you'll see it all on your 9 Day small group holiday. Meet new friends and see the best New Zealand's North Island has to offer.

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Tour Info

Tour Type: Small Group Tours
From: Auckland to Wellington
Departures: Sep 2018 to Apr 19
Price:
From (NZD) $4439 per person
Tour Operator: Grand Pacific Tours
Duration: 9 Days
Tour Code: GPNI09U

Inclusions

8 nights premium hotel accommodation
8 cooked breakfasts, 7 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners
Guided tour of Kauri Museum
Guided tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Dolphin & Hole in the Rock Cruise
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Lunch
Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
Thermal mud pools and geysers Guided Tour
Hawke's Bay Express Napier
Travel wallet, comprehensive customised itinerary, bound map book, accommodation & activity vouchers and local travel guides

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive Auckland

On arrival in Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink.

Stay: Crowne Plaza Auckland (D)

Day 2
Auckland - Bay of Islands

Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, depart Auckland and travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum in Matakohe, then travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.

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

Day 3
Bay of Islands at Leisure

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach or a spectacular scenic flight. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional). (B)

Day 4
Bay of Islands - Auckland

This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via Whangarei to Auckland.

Stay: Crowne Plaza Auckland (B, D)

Day 5
Auckland - Rotorua

This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a buffet lunch. This is followed by a guided tour of the Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth.

Stay: Regent of Rotorua (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 6
Rotorua

Today begins with a Gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua for breakfast, spectacular views and also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert. (B, SD)

Day 7
Rotorua - Napier

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as “The Art Deco Capital”, where a city tour will showcase the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world. Enjoy a tour on board the Hawke’s Bay Express and hear informative commentary on the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the MTG Hawkes Bay or to take a guided walk at your leisure (optional).

Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (B, D)

Day 8
Napier - Wellington

Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your newfound friends.

Stay: InterContinental Wellington (B, SD)

Day 9
Depart Wellington

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

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9 Day Ultimate North Island Escape
Small Group Tours
Tour Code: GPNI09U
From (NZD) $4439 per person
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Departures: Sep 2018 to Apr 19

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