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Northern Explorer {APT}

auckland & the coromandel peninsula Tours Northern Explorer

Northern Explorer

Explore the North Island’s highlights including the beautiful Bay of Islands, the geothermal wonders of Rotorua and the fascinating Maori heartland.

  • Style: Guided Group Journey
  • Duration: 8 days/7 nights
  • Starts in: Auckland
Guide Price £1745
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Highlights:
  • Scenic cruise to Cape Brett & the Hole in the Rock
  • Explore the Bay of Islands
  • Guided tour of the Waitomo Caves
Itinerary:

Day 1  Auckland    
Arrive in Auckland and transfer to your hotel.    

Day 2  Auckland to Bay of Islands
Journey north to Parry Kauri Park and see a mighty kauri tree. Continue to the Bay of Islands.    

Day 3  Bay of Islands    
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring the idyllic subtropical surroundings. Perhaps enjoy a scenic walk or relax on the beach.    

Day 4  Bay of Islands to Auckland    
Explore New Zealand’s finest national maritime park on a marine watching cruise to Cape Brett. In the afternoon, return to Auckland.      

Day 5  Auckland to Rotorua    
Journey south to the Waitomo Caves. Take a guided tour of the underground limestone caverns, lit by thousands of tiny glowworms. Continue to Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see the erupting geysers that Rotorua is renowned for.Later, enjoy a hangi feast.    

Day 6  Rotorua
Visit one of New Zealand’s best loved attractions, the Agrodome, with its  entertaining farming displays.      

Day 7  Rotorua to Wellington    
Travel to Lake Taupo, the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand. Visit thundering Huka Falls, before heading south through the volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park to Wellington.      

Day 8  Wellington    
After breakfast your tour concludes with a transfer to the airport.    

Departs:
Frequent departures, Jan - May & Sep - Dec 2020; Jan - May & Sep -Dec 2021; Jan - May 2022.

Prices
Guide Price £1745
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Inclusions
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 7 nights 3star accommodation including the Rydges Hotel, Auckland
  • 7 breakfasts & 3 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/09/2020 to 14/05/2022. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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As we can offer you such a flexible choice of flights, we don't include international airfares with our tour prices. The price you pay will be determined by the time of year you travel, your departure airport, airline and availability.

However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Auckland currently cost from £800 in Economy, £2,018 in Premium Economy and £3,733 in Business Class

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