8 Day Spectacular North

8 Day Spectacular North

This 8 day North Island journey of discovery leaves from the cosmopolitan city of Wellington, recently voted as the coolest little capital in the world by Lonely Planet.

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Tour Info

Tour Type: Small Group Tours
From: Wellington to Auckland
Departures: Dec 2018 to Dec 2020
Price:
From (NZD) $3464 per person
Tour Operator: Kirra Tours
Duration: 8 Days
Tour Code: SN

Inclusions

7 nights premium hotel accommodation
Breakfasts (7), Lunch (1) & Dinners (4)
Maximum group size 24 guests
Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre guided tour
Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise
Authentic Maori Hangi (feast) & Cultural Performance
Te Puia Thermal Reserve
Treetop eco-walk amongst the Redwoods
Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour
Wine tasting, Martinborough
Guided Tour of Te Papa Museum
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 Wellington

Kia Ora. Welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Stay: The Bolton Hotel Wellington

Day 2
Wellington - Martinborough

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Te Papa Museum followed by a city sights tour of Wellington. The town of Martinborough is located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region and because of its close proximity to Wellington, makes it a popular weekend destination for locals. Many boutique wineries are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well known for its production of Pinot Noir wines.

Stay: Peppers Parehua (B, D)

Day 3
Martinborough - Pukaha Mount Bruce - Tongariro National Park

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Continue north along the Desert Road to Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area.

Stay: Chateau Tongariro (B, D)

Day 4
Tongariro National Park - Taupo - Rotorua

First stop today is Taupo where you will enjoy time to stroll around this popular lakeside resort. View the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the geothermal resort of Rotorua. This evening, we enjoy a tour of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

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

Day 5
Rotorua - Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Redwood Treetop Walk - Rotorua

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird’s eye perspective of these 110 year old trees and the lush flora below. (B)

Day 6
Rotorua - Hobbiton - Auckland

Cross the Mamaku Ranges this morning and leave Rotorua behind, travelling into the lush farmlands of the Waikato, a peaceful and idyllic area noted for dairy farming and its horse studs. Arrive into Matamata and meet your guide who will escort your group on a fun and interesting Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour, taking in the picturesque set locations and providing a deeper look behind the scenes of the filming for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Later travel onto Auckland the “City of Sails” for a City Sights Tour before arriving at your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Stay: Pullman Hotel Auckland (2 nights) (B, L)

Day 7
Auckland at Leisure

With a full day to explore the vibrant city of Auckland why not take a stroll and check out the cafe culture evident in the city’s winding laneways or the fabulous Viaduct precinct. No visit would be complete without a trip to the summit of the magnificent Skytower, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views. This evening, join your friends for a farewell dinner with dinks and relive the many great experiences of the last eighteen days. (B, D)

Day 8
Depart Auckland

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. (B)

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21/03/2018
Good safe driver . Think having a choice of things to do on a couple of stops would make the tour better for most. For example not everyone is interested in wine tasting etc . We were delivered to our hotel in Rotorua around lunch time so it would have been nice to have a quick tour around that town instead of leaving the next day having seen nothing except the cultural centre, which was lovely. But having said this we were happy to have done the tour. Cheers.
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8 Day Spectacular North
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Tour Code: SN
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Departures: Dec 2018 to Dec 2020
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