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With a small group of voyagers, explore New Zealand’s North Island. Visit the cities Auckland and Wellington, that resound with a friendly welcome normally felt in small towns. Travel into the rustic, unspoilt coastal regions of the Coromandel and the Bay of Islands, where dazzling white beaches and historic villages are the norm.

Itinerary

1 October 2016 - 30 September 2017 ?
Day 1-2
Welcome to Wellington
Day 1: Welcome to Wellington

Upon arrival at Wellington Airport you'll be transferred to your hotel. Spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own. This evening meet your Travel Director for dinner and a welcome drink.

 

Day 2: Wellington ‘Free Time’

This morning you’re off on a Village and Bays tour before taking a lunch cruise on Paterson Inlet, where you’ll see many remote sandy beaches and wildlife. You’ll stop at Ulva Island and tour with the Department of Conservation on Ulva Island’s wildlife sanctuary. Learn about native birds like the Weka and spend time up close to native flora and fauna. Tonight, try your hand at a bit of kiwi-spotting in the native bush near your accommodation.

Hotel: Museum Art Hotel, Wellington, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day1: Welcome reception and dinner with wine. Day 2: Full buffet breakfast

Day 3
Wellington – Taupo

This morning you’re off on a Village and Bays tour before taking a lunch cruise on Paterson Inlet, where you’ll see many remote sandy beaches and wildlife. You’ll stop at Ulva Island and tour with the Department of Conservation on Ulva Island’s wildlife sanctuary. Learn about native birds like the Weka and spend time up close to native flora and fauna. Tonight, try your hand at a bit of kiwi-spotting in the native bush near your accommodation.

Hotel: Hilton Lake Taupo

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine

Day 4-5
Taupo – Rotorua
Day 4: Taupo – Rotorua

There’s time to explore the township of Taupo, or try your hand at trout fishing before continuing to nearby Rotorua. Gain an insight into local Maori culture and history with your special Maori show, where you’ll experience the local customs like the Hongi greeting as well as learn some traditional words. Enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi meal cooked in the ground using geothermal steam.

 

Day 5: Rotorua

You’re off to the highly entertaining Agrodome Sheep Show. Witness the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog trials, cow milking, bottle feeding of lambs and even a sheep auction. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Discover native flora that grows around the crystal clear mineral water springs and you might even spot a kiwi or two! To complete your day you’ll visit the Whakarewarewa Living Village for an insight into Maori life and how they interact with geothermal activity.

Hotel: Regent of Rotorua, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Full buffet breakfast, highlight dinner. Day 5: Full buffet breakfast

Day 6
Rotorua – Coromandel

Make your way to the famous Waitomo Caves for an exclusive 5 star Eco Glow Worm experience. Your guide sets the scene for a cave experience where you will see glow worms, cave formations and appreciate the beauty of Footwhistle Cave. Next up is Matamata before a delicious lunch at Longlands Farm country-style restaurant. Now you’re off to the Coromandel to Puka Park Resort, where you’ll stay in Tree Hut Chalets, set among the native bush.

Hotel: Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort, Coromandel Ranges

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine

Day 7
Coromandel – Auckland

After a leisurely breakfast, travel to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. After a sightseeing tour, you’re at leisure to explore the town and try out the Auckland restaurant scene.

Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

Day 8-9
Auckland – Bay of Islands
Day 8: Auckland – Bay of Islands

Travel to Orewa and the scenic Hibiscus Coast, birthplace of Sir Edmund Hillary. Then continue to the Waipoua Forest, home to the largest Kauri tree in existence, Tane Mahuta (over 2,000 years old). You’ll take a break before a Maori guide walks you through the native bush and explains the history and legend behind the mighty Kauri. Then head to your waterfront resort in the heart of the Bay of Islands and tonight it’s dinner at the resort.

 

Day 9: Bay of Islands

This morning you’ll take a ferry across the harbour to historic Russell and enjoy a guided tour of the first European settlement in New Zealand. A local guide will also take you on a walking tour of the town. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

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

Included Meals: Day 8: Full buffet breakfast, dinner with wine. Day 9: Full buffet breakfast

Day 10
Bay of Islands – Auckland

You’re off to the Bay of Islands, where you’ll take a cruise to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’; see historic Cape Brett as you explore some of the 165 islands in the bay. Later, you’ll have some time in Paihia for you to check out the local craft shops, go for a walk along the beachfront or just relax over a coffee with friends. Celebrate tonight at a farewell dinner in Auckland.

Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, farewell dinner

Day 11
Farewell from Auckland

Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your Inspiring Journey comes to an end and we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast

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Lamb burger with locally produced lamb

Lamb Burger anyone?

It’s a fact that people in New Zealand are greatly outnumbered by sheep, and their sheep-to-person ratio is high relative to other countries. At seven, it’s higher than Australia's, for example, which currently has three sheep per person. As with New Zealand, this is due to declining sheep numbers and a growing human population. Some sheep history: New Zealand's first sheep were set ashore by Captain Cook in 1773. Rapid sheep population growth in the 1850s and 1860s was due mostly to permanent immigration, rather than natural increase. The first shipment of frozen lamb and mutton sailed to London from Port Chalmers on The Dunedin in 1882. It goes without saying that on this journey you’ll get the chance to try a lamb burger, made of course from locally produced lamb!

Highlights

  • Roam through New Zealand’s capital Wellington on a guided tour
  • Wander the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake, Taupo
  • Feast on a Maori Hangi at a unique dinner experience with the Tamaki family
  • Experience farm life at the Agrodome Sheep Show
  • Visit a working kiwi nursery and meet some of New Zealand’s national icons
  • Relive the history of a Maori Village with stories from a guide who calls the village home
  • Discover the fascinating glowworms of Waitomo Glowworm Grotto
  • Roam the colonial streets of Russell, the first capital of New Zealand
  • Cruise through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ in the Bay of Islands

Inclusions

  • Experienced Travel Director
  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Travel in a luxury vehicle with no more than 20 guests

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (10)
  • Lunches (1)
  • Dinners with wine (4)
  • Highlight dinner (1)
  • Farewell dinner (1)

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 4.00pm into Wellington Airport

Day 11  

flights anytime from Auckland Airport

What to bring

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

Ways to Save

Departures between 1 Oct 2016 - 30 Sep 2017
Early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $395
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $195
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $590
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $390
 
Kings Club     Save up to $195

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:

  • Museum Art Hotel
    90 Cable Street, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

    Wellington, 2 nights

    • Museum Hotel - exterior
    • Museum Hotel - Classic Deluxe Room
    • Museum Hotel - Gallery
    • Museum Hotel - Lobby

    Museum Art Hotel is a privately owned luxury boutique hotel in the coolest little capital in the world.

    • Features
    • iPod/iPhone docking station
    • Nespresso coffee machine
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Ensuite
    • Shower
    • Work Desk
    • 42" flat screen TV with Sky channels
  • Hilton Lake Taupo
    80-100 Napier Rd, Taupo 3330 New Zealand

    • Hilton Lake Taupo - reception area
    • Hilton Lake Taupo - Room
    • Hilton Lake Taupo - exterior
    • Hilton Lake Taupo - Outdoor Deck Area

    Nestled amongst the epic scenery of Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island, Hilton Lake Taupo was originally built in 1889 as The Terraces Hotel. The beautifully updated Hilton Lake Taupo is a short drive to the charming Taupo town center.

    • Features
    • 32-inch flat-screen TV
    • Shower
    • Work Desk
    • Wireless Internet access
    • In-house movies
    • Air-conditioning
    • Clock Radio
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • High-speed internet access
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Mini Bar
    • Telephone - Voice Mail
  • Regent of Rotorua
    1191 Pukaki St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

    2 nights

    • Regent of Rotorua - Restaurant
    • Regent of Rotorua - Studio
    • Regent of Rotorua - Courtyard & pool area

    Rotorua's newest Boutique Hotel, born from a 1950's Motel built on the site, the Regent of Rotorua has been transformed and renovated into a chic, central city Hotel designed with the modern traveller in mind while keeping a wonderful mid-century feel and incorporting all the modern conveniences. Our rooms are sublime with the perfect mix of comfort and practicality. Whether for business or pleasure, short or long stays we will do our best to make your stay a memorable one.

    • Features
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Wi-Fi
    • DVD players
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Bathrobe
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator
    • Air-conditioning
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Kitchen Facilities
  • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort
    42 Mt Ave, Pauanui Beach 3546, New Zealand

    Coromandel Ranges

    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort
    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort - Tree Hut Chalet
    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort - Pool
    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort - Tree Hut Chalet
    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort - Tree Hut Chalet R
    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort - Miha Restaurant

    Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort is a secluded hideaway located at Pauanui Beach. Situated 800m away from the 3km long sandy beach and nestled into the slopes of Mt. Pauanui select from 48 romantic chalets surrounded by native bush. Our Restaurant offers an intimate ambience, superb local cuisine and beautiful views, while other facilites include an outdoor swimming and spa pool, gym, tennis court and bikes for hire, with an international 18-hole golf course and excellent fishing nearby.

    • Features
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Phone
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Iron
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Data port in room
    • In-room safe
    • Radio
    • Work Desk
    • High speed transmission line (pay)
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Alarm Clock
    • Operator wake up call
    • Ensuite
  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel
    21 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Exteror
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Superior Room
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Pool
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Sabrage Bar
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Lava Dining

    Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is located in the heart of Auckland, a unique maritime experience between vibrant Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter. Inspired by New Zealand's landscape and boasting panoramic views of Waitemata Harbour, this beautifully designed hotel is a true landmark destination. All luxury appointed bedrooms and suites have private Juliet balconies, floor to ceiling windows and feature oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs

    • Features
    • 32-inch flat-screen TV
    • High-speed internet access
    • Juliet Balcony
    • Phone
    • Security peephole
    • Marble bathroom with deep soaking bath & separate rain shower
    • Hair Dryer
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Air-conditioning
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Work Desk
  • 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
  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel
    21 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Exteror
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Superior Room
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Pool
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Sabrage Bar
    • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Lava Dining

    Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is located in the heart of Auckland, a unique maritime experience between vibrant Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter. Inspired by New Zealand's landscape and boasting panoramic views of Waitemata Harbour, this beautifully designed hotel is a true landmark destination. All luxury appointed bedrooms and suites have private Juliet balconies, floor to ceiling windows and feature oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep soaking bathtubs

    • Features
    • 32-inch flat-screen TV
    • High-speed internet access
    • Juliet Balcony
    • Phone
    • Security peephole
    • Marble bathroom with deep soaking bath & separate rain shower
    • Hair Dryer
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Air-conditioning
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Work Desk

Experience more on your holiday

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.


Experiences available between 1 October 2016 - 30 September 2017

Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach (Bay of Islands)

NZ$150 Adult NZ$110 Child

Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach

This is a full day to explore the magnificent natural wonders of the North. See ancient buried kauri trees at the Gumdigger's Park, visit Cape Reinga lighthouse, climb the magnificent sand dunes of 90 Mile Beach and then boogie board back down! Includes a picnic lunch.

Dolphin Eco Encounter (Bay of Islands)

NZ$110 Adult NZ$55 Child

Dolphin Eco Encounter

Your swim with the dolphins cruise includes: cruising the picturesque islands while searching for the dolphins, a mask, snorkel, fins & a wetsuit for those that choose to swim and a complimentary hot drink after your swim. Please Note: A NZD$15.00 per person swim fee is payable onboard.

Discover Kerikeri (Bay of Islands)

NZ$61 Adult NZ$30.50 Child

Discover Kerikeri

Enjoy a relaxing tour of Kerikeri, showcasing the rich history of the North. This tour takes a look at the importance of wine-growing in the region and visits a small family-run boutique vineyard, Ake Ake to sample some of their organic wine. And then take a step back in time with visits to the Historic Stone Store and Kemp House. And then conclude the tour with a stop-off at the local chocolate factory – Makana – where you can watch the delicious chocolates being made, and of course, taste a few samples!

Darryl's Dinner Cruise (Bay of Islands)

NZ$98 Adult NZ$35 Child

Darryl's Dinner Cruise

Relax with a scenic cruise down the Waitangi River while enjoying a drink from the well-stocked bar. Wind through to Haruru Falls, where dinner is prepared and served aboard the boat, the Ratanui. Soak up the ambience of the floodlit falls, and perhaps even come face to face with a Taniwha!

Island Dinner on Otehei Bay (Bay of Islands)

NZ$75 Adult NZ$62.50 Child

Island Dinner on Otehei Bay

Escape out to Otehei Bay for a dining experience like no other in New Zealand. Enjoy a cruise out to Urupukapuka Island, then sit back and watch the sunset over the Bay, while indulging in a delicious meal incorporating local produce. After dinner, you may wish to take a walk to explore some of the historic sites, or wander down to the waters’ edge for stunning photo opportunities – Operated by Explore.

Salt Air 20 Minute Hole in the Rock Flight (Bay of Islands)

NZ$250 Adult/Child

Salt Air 20 Minute Hole in the Rock Flight

Take a helicopter scenic flight over the crystal clear waters of the Bay of Islands out to the “Hole in the Rock”. The return flight will encompass the townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi.

Salt Air 30 Minute Bay of Islands Coastal Discovery Flight (Bay of Islands)

NZ$335 Adult/Child

Salt Air 30 Minute Bay of Islands Coastal Discovery Flight

Take the opportunity to explore a little more of the stunning coastline of the Bay of Islands region, and fly north over the coastal settlements and beautiful beaches of Takou Bay, Tapuaetahi, Mahineapua, Matauri Bay & the Cavilli Islands. Return via the Kerikeri Inlet and the townships of Kerikeri and Waitangi.

Tall Ship Sailing - R Tucker Thompson (Bay of Islands)

NZ$149 Adult NZ$74.50 Child

Tall Ship Sailing - R Tucker Thompson

This is a fantastic opportunity to go sailing on a working tall ship, in one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands. During this full day sail, why not take your turn on the helm, hoist the sails or climb the rigging? And enjoy the included morning tea and delicious BBQ lunch served on board.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds (Bay of Islands)

NZ$40 Adult, Under 18 years are free of charge

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Take a wander through the grounds of New Zealand’s most important historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, rich in history and stories of the momentous events which shaped a nation. The grounds are where Maori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown – the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. Visit treasures such as the Treaty House, Meeting House, Flagstaff and Ceremonial War Canoe. Roam the grounds on your own, or enhance your visit with a guided tour. Many of the guides descend from signatories to the Treaty which will give your visit a personal connection to Waitangi.

Te Puia (Rotorua)

NZ$52 Adult NZ$26 Child

Te Puia

Take a wander through Te Puia, New Zealand’s Maori Culture Centre, where you will have the opportunity to view the awesome power of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley… and much more!

Kawarau Jet Boat (Rotorua)

NZ$85 Adult NZ$54 Child

Kawarau Jet Boat

Enjoy a 30 minute Speed, Spins and Adrenalin jetboat ride across Lake Rotorua to the sanctuary Island of Mokoia.  Along the way listen to stories and legends of the local Maori people of the area.

Rotorua Trout Fishing (Rotorua)

NZ$145 Adult/Child

Rotorua Trout Fishing

Includes up to 4 hours of fishing, guide & tackle, light refreshments, Polaroid photos of your catch and courtesy transport.

Rotorua Duck - City and Lakes Tour (Rotorua)

NZ$68 Adult NZ$38 Child

Rotorua Duck - City and Lakes Tour

Discover Rotorua’s spectacular lakes area from the comfort of a fully restored World War II amphibious vehicle, able to travel on land and water. A 90 minute fun-filled and scenic journey that ventures onto the three Rotorua lakes, and is accompanied by an entertaining and informative commentary.

Volcanic Air Floatplane Flights (Rotorua)

From NZ$95 Adult/Child

Volcanic Air Floatplane Flights

Choose from five different floatplane flights that showcase Rotorua with spectacular views, departing from Lake Rotorua itself. Take a short journey over Rotorua City, Sulphur Bay, and the geysers of Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, or journey further afield, landing at the Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako, or venture out to White Island – New Zealand’s only permanently active volcano. Helicopter flights are also available.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (Rotorua)

NZ$110 Adult NZ$72.50 Child

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, where you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy in a fascinating two-hour guided tour.

Ogo Rotorua (Rotorua)

From NZ$35 Adult/Child

Ogo Rotorua

In 1994, Andrew Akers and Dwane van der Sluis invented a big inflatable ball that people could jump inside and roll around in. Now you can experience the fun of OGO! Visitors are offered multiple OGO ride options where we add 40 litres of water; (cool in summer, warm in winter). Choose from either the 250m long Straight Track or the wiggly windy 350m long Sidewinder Track.

Polynesian Spa (Rotorua)

From NZ$29 Adult NZ$9 Child

Polynesian Spa

Relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral private pool! Millions of visitors to Polynesian Spa over the last 125 years have received relief for tired muscles, aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism from the therapeutic properties of the geothermic acidic and alkaline waters.

Weta Wellington There and Back Tour (Wellington)

NZ$65 Adult NZ$40 Child

Weta Wellington There and Back Tour

This movie-based experience provides a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of Weta Workshop, the home of the special effects wizards whose work features in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies. The tour invites you to view the creative processes of a Weta technician and to touch, feel, and hold real props, weapons and models from the films the creative Weta team have worked on. Return transfers from the Wellington i-Site are included.

Flat Earth - Middle Earth Tour of Filming Locations - Half Day (Wellington)

NZ$175 Adult NZ$87.50 Child

Flat Earth - Middle Earth Tour of Filming Locations - Half Day

A wonderful half day film locations experience with your own expert guide in a small group. The tour takes you to filming locations, such as Rivendell - where Frodo recovered from his knife attack, the Gardens of Isengard, and the quarry used for the filming of Helms Deep in Rohan, plus many many more Lord of the Rings locations. Includes refreshments and morning or afternoon tea.

Flat Earth - Middle Earth Tour of Filming Locations - Full Day (Wellington)

NZ$385 Adult NZ$192.50 Child

Flat Earth - Middle Earth Tour of Filming Locations - Full Day

All of the wonderful inclusions of the half day tour, plus be spellbound when visiting the site of Lothlorien – the majestic Fernside Lodge. You will see where Smeagol & Deagol fought for the Ring - a must for the most avid Lord of the Rings fans. This tour also visits the district of Miramar - home to Peter Jackson and many of the cast and crew - and the Weta Cave.

Bookings

The excursions can be booked through your Travel Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available.

Prices

Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 October 2016. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.