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: Oct 2019 to Apr 2020
Price: From (NZD) $3574 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

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive Wellington

On arrival at Wellington airport, a Kirra representative will greet you and transfer you to your city hotel. At 3pm, you’ll meet your group for a guided tour of Te Papa, the museum of New Zealand.

Stay: The Bolton Hotel Wellington (2 nights)

Day 2
At Leisure in Wellington

Today is a free day at leisure to explore the nation’s capital. There is plenty to see and do around this vibrant city such as riding the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views or a visit to Zealandia Eco Sanctuary. Another very popular excursion is a visit to the Weta Workshop, a worldleading design and special effects facility for major Hollywood film makers. (B)

Day 3
Wellington - Pukaha Mount Bruce - Napier

We stop at the Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for the country’s most endangered birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Arriving into Napier in the late afternoon, you’re free to stroll amongst the perfectly preserved Art Deco facades and view the Sea Walls murals painted on more than 50 walls around the city.

Stay: The Crown Hotel (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 4
At Leisure in Napier

After a leisurely morning we’ll visit New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate, established in 1851 by pioneering French missionaries. Take your time as you wander around the elegantly restored seminary building. Staff will guide you through a tasting of an exclusive selection of wines before we enjoy a contemporary fine dining, European-style lunch prepared with the freshest local produce. (B, L)

Day 5
Napier - Taupo - Rotorua

Stop to view the might Huka Falls and fascinating Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, this uniquely different natural landscape is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful, diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. Tonight, visit the award-winning Tamaki Village and enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka.

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

Day 6
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 7
Rotorua - Hobbiton - Auckland

After a leisurely breakfast, we cross the Mamaku Ranges into the lush farmlands of the Waikato. At Matamata experience a guided tour of Hobbiton, the movie set used in the blockbusting ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ films. Learn how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-Earth and be sure to take a photo at the gate to Bilbo Baggins house, ‘Bag End’, looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. Enjoy a festive lunch at The Green Dragon Inn before travelling on to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’.

Stay: Grand Windsor (B, L, 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. If you’re not departing, take the time to explore Auckland city. Perhaps take the ferry to Waiheke Island and enjoy lunch at one of the many superb vineyards, stroll around the trendy suburbs of Parnell and Ponsonby or sail the Waitemata Harbour aboard a genuine America’s Cup racing yacht. (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: Oct 2019 to Apr 2020
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