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Iconic North

7 Day Guided Vacation | Auckland to Wellington

Iconic North

7 Day Guided Vacation | Auckland to Wellington | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2020 – 31 Mar 2021

Iconic North

7 Day Guided Vacation

Auckland to Wellington

Venture through the North Island from Auckland to New Zealand’s capital, Wellington and revel in New Zealand most iconic sights. Enjoy a local connection with an exclusive By My Guest lunch on a private Waikato dairy farm. Learn insider knowledge from your experienced Travel Directors and immerse yourself in the Maori culture as you are invited for the evening at Tamaki Maori Village to experience the centuries-old traditions of New Zealand's Indigenous.

Choose This Trip If You'd Love To:

  • Enjoy relaxed starts and two leisurely two-night stops
  • Take in local farm life over lunch in Waikato
  • Experience New Zealand's best beach at Mount Maunganui
  • Visit fascinating Tamaki Maori Village and Te Puia

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Local Connection

Join Bridgette and Lance O'Sullivan on their lush Waikato dairy farm for lunch.

Insider Knowledge

Learn about the delicious, fascinating kiwifruit when you visit a kiwifruit orchard in Te Puke.

Cultural Immersion

A first-hand encounter with Māori culture and cuisine, where guests get to experience the centuries-old traditions of New Zealand's Indigenous people.

Sustainable Footprints

When you visit amazing Te Puia Thermal Reserve, you help contribute to the Reserve’s Māori Arts and Crafts institute.

Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand’s City of Sails. Flights can arrive any time prior to 4.00pm and you will be transferred to your Auckland hotel by private car. After you check in, you can head out and explore Auckland. This evening, meet your fellow travellers and your Travel Director at a welcome reception and dinner at your hotel.  

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland, 2 nights

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

A city sights tour will start your morning in Auckland. Travel around the waterfront from central city out to Mission Bay. Prepare your camera for the stop at Bastion Point and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, as you will get stunning shots of Auckland, the North Shore and the Waitemata. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

You’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the home of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Enjoy a sumptuous country-style lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful Waikato farm. Later, travel to the harbourside city of Tauranga, located in the Bay of Plenty region. A bridge over the harbour connects Tauranga to Mount Maunganui, where you’ll have an afternoon at leisure. Why not walk up the extinct namesake volcano with winding walking paths or relax on the main beach, this glorious stretch of golden sand has been voted the best in the country.

Hotel: Trinity Wharf Tauranga

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch, Dinner with wine

Travel through Te Puke, known as the kiwifruit capital of New Zealand with around 80% of all kiwifruit grown in New Zealand, grown here. You’ll stop at Kiwifruit Country, a family owned business that is set amongst a 60-hectare orchard. Later, it’s on to Rotorua for an orientation tour that takes in views of Lake Rotorua. This afternoon you’ll visit Te Puia and tour through the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. Tonight, an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at the Tamaki Māori Village. Wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Māori art forms and traditions, followed by a concert featuring local performers. Experience an authentic Māori Hangi Highlight Dinner, steamed underground in the traditional way.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Today choose from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You could take a fascinating tour of the Hobbiton movie set, enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves or explore Rotorua and its lakes in an amphibious WWII era Duck.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Say Haere Ra (goodbye) to Rotorua this morning and journey out through pine forests and farmland to a little hidden spot, the turquoise torrent of rapids known as Huka Falls. The road ahead unfolds in a broad panorama of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. The stunningly blue fresh water of Lake Taupo is home to some of the best trout fishing in the world. You will then journey south over the Central Plateau, New Zealand’s main volcanic area, and along the Kapiti Coast to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Tonight, you are free to dine as you wish.

Hotel: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Included Meals: Breakfast

Discover more of Wellington this morning. There’s time to explore the Parliament buildings and the ‘Beehive’, home to New Zealand’s politicians, as well as the many fascinating exhibits at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Say farewell to your fellow travellers before you are transferred by private car to Wellington Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Located in the heart of the city, just a short stroll from the Viaduct harbour and Auckland's best shopping and nightlife. Stamford Plaza Auckland hotel is the ideal spot for a luxury unwinding. Stamford Plaza Auckland hotel is one of Auckland's premier accommodation choices with extensive hotel facilities and amenities.

    Features

  • Wireless Internet access
  • Executive Desk
  • Safety deposit box (laptop size)
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Work Desk
  • Mini Bar
  • Phone
  • Gym facilities
  • Bathtub and shower
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Trinity Wharf Hotel Tauranga offers 4.5 star luxury Tauranga hotel accommodation and apartments with a stunning waterfront location, flexible conference facilities and a waterfront restaurant and bar, just minutes from the Tauranga city centre and Mount Maunganui beach. A leading accommodation and event venue in the Western Bay Of Plenty, Trinity Wharf Tauranga is an urban retreat that captures the very essence of New Zealand hospitality.

    Features

  • Shower - separate
  • Bath
  • Tea/Coffee facilities
  • Minibar & Fridge
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safes
  • Iron & ironing board
  • TV with Sky TV (cable)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Centrally located in the city beside mystical Lake Rotorua, this hotel is just a brief stroll from the Rotorua Museum, Convention Centres and adjacent to a Polynesian Spa.

    Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Sky TV
  • Personalised message and wakeup service
  • Work Desk
  • Radio
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Iron / Ironing Board
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Noted for friendly, professional service and well-appointed accommodation, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is the destination of choice for today’s discerning business and holiday traveller.

    Features

  • Work Desk
  • Room service
  • Broadband Internet access
  • Sky TV
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Iron / Ironing Board
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • 6 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest Lunch
  • 1 Highlight Dinner
  • 2 Dinners with wine

Flight Information

  • Day 1 - Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Auckland Airport
  • Day 7 - Flights to depart after 2.00pm from Wellington Airport
  • Airport transfers – please provide flight details at time of booking.

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