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  • Tamaki Family Marae

    Tamaki Family Marae

  • Thermal Reserve Rotorua

    Thermal Reserve Rotorua

  • Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto

    Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto

  • Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock'

    Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock'

  • Bay of Islands

    Bay of Islands

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Tour code: ZWBA

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Unearth cultural treasures and heartfelt moments as you travel the length of the North Island of New Zealand. Experience the wonder of a meal cooked underground in a traditional Maori hangi, uncover a part of New Zealand’s war history and find new friends, both human and animal, on your visit to Shenandoah.

Itinerary

1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Wellington

On arrival at Wellington Airport you will be transferred to your hotel by private car. Enjoy a city sights tour taking in New Zealand’s parliament buildings and a visit to the Maori cultural icon Maori Cultural Icon Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner.

Hotel: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2-3
Wellington – Rotorua
Day 2: Wellington – Rotorua

Be My Guest Dining IconTravel up the Kapiti Coast to the historic villa, Shenandoah, for a Be My Guest experience. Join Simon and Claudia, who will show you their home, which includes a private collection of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Enjoy morning tea in their garden, and then take a walk around the property to meet the animals. Journey north over the tussock plains of the Central Plateau to Rotorua. Maori Cultural Icon Tonight an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at the Tamaki Maori Village. Experience an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.

Day 3: Rotorua Included Choice

Included Choice IconToday choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to discover Maori culture at Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute or unwind at the Polynesian Spa. Maybe ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or take the Hobbiton Movie Tour.

Included Choice Rural Homestay
Included Choice Rural Homestay

Included Choice IconA warm welcome awaits you on your New Zealand rural homestay and your hosts will provide you with the wonderful Kiwi hospitality that really makes you feel ‘at home’. Enjoy dinner and breakfast, a tour to introduce you to their way of life and comfortable accommodation in their home or cottages. You may choose to meet the animals, which may include sheep, cows, deer and many others, or simply relax and enjoy the company of your hosts and the scenic surroundings.

Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 2: Breakfast, Be My Guest morning tea, Highlight dinner. Day 3: Breakfast of choice

Day 4
Rotorua – Auckland

This morning you will travel to the Waitomo Caves. See the amazing underground Glowworm Grotto by boat and walk through the limestone caverns. This afternoon as you make your way into the heart of New Zealand’s largest city, you will stop at Bastion Point and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, for stunning views of Auckland, the North Shore and the Waitemata Harbour. Tonight’s highlight dinner is at The Langham. Your personal degustation menu is made from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and desserts.

Hotel: The Langham Hotel Auckland

Included Meals: Breakfast of choice. Highlight dinner

Day 5-6
Auckland – Bay of Islands
Day 5: Auckland – Bay of Islands

This morning travel north along the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Enjoy a stop at Parry Kauri Park and take a walk amongst New Zealand’s forest giants, the Kauri trees. On arrival in the Bay of Islands, marvel at spectacular scenery as you cruise game fishing waters to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the famous Hole in the Rock. On the return cruise to Paihia, see deserted sandy beaches and secluded bays and keep your eyes peeled for the marine life.

Day 6: Bay of Islands Included Choice

Included Choice IconToday choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Perhaps go on a dolphin watching cruise, journey around Kerikeri on a wine tasting tour, or take a guided walk through Russell – New Zealand’s first capital. Explore the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with a dazzling Maori cultural performance. Or this evening sail aboard a historic tall ship as the sun sets.

Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Water View Rooms, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 6: Breakfast of choice

Day 7
Bay of Islands – Auckland

Before departing the Bay of Islands, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Waitangi Treaty Reserve (own expense). This afternoon sit back and relax as you make your way back into Auckland.

Hotel: The Langham Hotel Auckland

Included Meals: Breakfast of choice

Day 8
Farewell from Auckland

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Glass of Lemon & Paeroa with slice of lemon

Lemon & Paeroa

On this holiday you can quench your thirst with an L&P or Lemon & Paeroa. It’s a sweet soft drink that has been manufactured in New Zealand since 1907. Traditionally made by combining lemon juice with carbonated mineral water from the town of Paeroa, it is now manufactured by multi-national Coca-Cola. The comically pretentious advertising slogan ‘World famous in New Zealand’ has become a popular New Zealand saying; it is used to describe items that though famous within New Zealand are unknown in the rest of the world, whereas similar items and people in larger countries would have a far higher media profile and would therefore be famous worldwide.

Highlights

  • Explore the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa
  • Discover Wellington on a guided tour
  • Explore the scenery of Tongariro National Park
  • See a private Harley Davidson collection at Shenandoah
  • Be My Guest at Shenandoah for morning teaBe My Guest Dining Icon
  • Experience Maori culture with the Tamaki family over dinnerMaori Cultural Icon
  • Cruise through Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto
  • Enjoy indulgent degustation feast in Auckland
  • Cruise through ‘Hole in the Rock’ in the Bay of Islands
  • Included Choice experiencesIncluded Choice Icon
  • Private car airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Enjoy New Zealand wines with all hotel dinners
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Inclusions

  • Hand picked accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Breakfast of choice (4)
  • Full buffet breakfasts (3)
  • Be My Guest morning tea (1)
  • Dinners with wine (2)
  • Highlight dinners (2)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm
into Wellington Airport
Day 8   Flights to depart anytime
from Auckland Airport

What to bring

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

Ways to Save

Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to 10%
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to 7.5%
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to 5%
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to 15%
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to 12.5%
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to 10%
 
Triple share    Save up to 5%
Kings Club    Save up to 5%

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
    147 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

    • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
    • James Cook Hotel - Terrace Room
    • James Cook Hotel - Buffet
    • James Cook Hotel - Restaurant
    • James Cook Hotel - Cafe

    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
  • Millennium Hotel, Rotorua
    Corner Eruera & Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, North Island

    2 nights

    • Zazu Bar at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Lobby at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Nikau Restaurant at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Superior Room at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
    • Front Exterior at Millennium Hotel Rotorua

    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
  • The Langham Hotel Auckland
    83 Symonds St Grafton, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Executive Room
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Lobby
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland exterior

    The Langham Hotel Auckland exudes a timeless elegance that celebrates the past, yet embraces the future. As a luxury Auckland hotel, we will enchant you with our tradition of graceful living.

     

    • Features
    • LCD TV
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Shower Over Bath
    • Deluxe Marble Bathroom
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Manual temperature control
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • In-room safe
    • Room service
    • Business Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Satellite TV
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Phone
  • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Water View Rooms
    Tau Henare Dr, Paihia 0200, North Island

    2 nights

    • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands - Exterior
    • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands - Exterior
    • Copthorne Bay of Islands - Waterview Room
    • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands - Pool
    • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands - Restaurant

    This welcoming Bay of Islands hotel commands a superb waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, offering uninterrupted bay views surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens as part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

    • Features
    • 42" flat screen TV with Sky channels
    • Wi-Fi
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • In-room safe
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Phone
    • Work Desk
  • The Langham Hotel Auckland
    83 Symonds St Grafton, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Executive Room
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Lobby
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland exterior

    The Langham Hotel Auckland exudes a timeless elegance that celebrates the past, yet embraces the future. As a luxury Auckland hotel, we will enchant you with our tradition of graceful living.

     

    • Features
    • LCD TV
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Shower Over Bath
    • Deluxe Marble Bathroom
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Manual temperature control
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • In-room safe
    • Room service
    • Business Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Satellite TV
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Phone