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Explore New Zealand’s exquisite North Island, visiting cities 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 2017 - 31 March 2018 ?
Day 1 - 2
Welcome to Wellington
Day 1: Welcome to Wellington

On arrival at your Wellington hotel you’ll have time at leisure to relax or explore. This evening meet your Travel Director for a welcome drink and dinner.

Day 2: Wellington Free Time

Explore Wellington at your own pace.

Hotel: Sofitel Wellington, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast

Day 3
Wellington – Taupo

Travel through verdant dairy country to Tongariro National Park, a near-desert with three active volcanoes, Mounts Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe.

Hotel: Hilton Lake Taupo

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

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

Travel to nearby Rotorua via the spectacular Huka Falls. Maori cultureTonight, an evening of Maori history, culture and traditional food awaits you at the Tamaki Family Marae.

Day 5: Rotorua

Enjoy the entertaining Agrodome Farm Show and a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Maori cultureLater, gain an insight into Maori life at Whakarewarewa Living Village.

Hotel: Regent of Rotorua, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast and highlight dinner. Day 5: Breakfast

Day 6
Rotorua – Coromandel

An exclusive 5-star Eco Glow Worm experience awaits you today in the famous Waitomo Caves. Later, travel through the dairy-farming district of Waikato to the Coromandel Peninsula, famous for pristine beaches and native forests.

Hotel: Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort, Coromandel

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 7
Coromandel – Auckland

Travel to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Take a city tour, and then explore, relax and dine at your own pace.

Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast

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

Travel north to the Waipoua Forest, home to the 2,000-year-old Tane Mahuta. A Maori guide will explain the legend behind the largest Kauri tree in existence. Spend tonight at your waterfront resort in the heart of the glorious Bay of Islands.

Day 9: Bay of Islands

Take a ferry to historic Russell for a tour of the first European settlement in New Zealand. The rest of the day is free for relaxing or exploring.

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

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast and dinner with wine. Day 9: Breakfast

Day 10
Bay of Islands – Auckland

Experience spectacular scenery today as you cruise through world-renowned game-fishing waters to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ formation. The return cruise to Paihia meanders through picturesque islands – see deserted sandy beaches and secluded bays and keep your eyes peeled for the marine life. Celebrate this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.

Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner

Day 11
Farewell from Auckland

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your journey comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: 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

Discover
  • New Zealand’s capital Wellington
  • The Waitomo Glowworm Grotto
Explore
  • Huka Falls & Lake Taupo
  • Guided Walk in Waipoua Forest
Learn/Do
  • Experience the Agrodome Farm Show
  • Gain an insight into Maori life at Whakarewarewa Living VillageMaori culture
Waipoua Forest Relax
  • Cruise the Bay of Islands
  • Stay in Tree Hut Chalets in the Coromandel
Taste
  • A Maori Hangi with the Tamaki familyMaori culture

Inclusions

  • Hand picked accommodation
  • Travel in luxury coach with a small group of up to 20 like-minded travellers
  • Expert Travel Director and/or Driver Guide
  • Private Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • 10 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Highlight Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

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 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

Departures before 31 Mar 2018
Kings Club    Save up to 5%

All savings are per person.

 

Departures from 1 April 2018
Early Payment Discount – 10% saving

when you pay in full by 31 January 2018

Pay by 31 Jan 2018   10% saving
Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving
Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving
 
Kings Club   5% saving
 
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
 
Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component. Conditions apply.

 

Find your applicable discounts as many discounts are combinable. More Information

Quality accommodation

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

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Sofitel Wellington
    11 Bolton St, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

    2 nights

    • Sofitel Wellington - Room

    Ideally positioned in the Central Business District and government hub, Sofitel Wellington is within walking distance from the major tourist attractions, with many restaurants and cafes nearby. The hotel provides great views of lush hillsides and the Botanical Gardens.

    • Features
    • Wi-Fi
    • Air-conditioning
    • Gym facilities
    • Dry cleaning service
    • TV
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hair Dryer
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Hilton Lake Taupo
    80-100 Napier Rd, Taupo 3330 New Zealand

    • Hilton Lake Taupo - Room

    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 - Studio

    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

    • Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

    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 - Superior Room

    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 Bay of Islands - Waterview Room

    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 - Superior Room

    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 2017 - 31 March 2018

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

NZ$150 Adult NZ$75 Child

Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach

This is a full day to explore the magnificent natural wonders of the North. Visit the ancient Kauri Kingdom workshop, Cape Reinga lighthouse and the magnificent 90 Mile Beach. Experience the rush of speed as you sandboard down white sand dunes at Te Paki stream on a boogie board. Includes a lunch.

Discover Kerikeri (Bay of Islands)

NZ$60 Adult NZ$30 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!

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!

Tarawera and Lakes Tour on the Rotorua Duck (Rotorua)

NZ$89 Adult NZ$55 Child

Tarawera and Lakes Tour on the Rotorua Duck

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.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour (Rotorua)

NZ$114 Adult NZ$74.50 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.

Weta Wellington There and Back Again Tour (Wellington)

NZ$65 Adult NZ$40 Child

Weta Wellington There and Back Again 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.

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 2017. 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.