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Ultimate North Island Escape

auckland & the coromandel peninsula Tours Ultimate North Island Escape

Ultimate North Island Escape

Discover the highlights of New Zealand’s North Island on this ultimate small group tour to experience the very best of that this region has to offer.          

  • Style: Small Group Guided Journey (Luxury)
  • Duration: 9 days/8 nights
  • Starts in: Auckland
Guide Price £2711
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Highlights:
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Islands
  • Rotorua
  • Napier
  • Wellington
Itinerary:

Day 1 Auckland                                  
Arrive into Auckland and be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative at the airport who will transfer you to your hotel. This evening, meet your fellow companions for a welcome reception.                                  

Day 2 Auckland to Bay of Islands    
Start your journey by travelling north to the Parry Kauri Park to see the magnificent kauri trees and visit the Kauri Museum. Continue to Paihia in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands, you home for the next two nights. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and hear tales behind the history of the famous treaty signed by the Maori and the British.                                
Day 3 Bay of Islands
Enjoy a free day to explore this stunning region, perhaps explore the charming town of Russell or embark on an evening dinner cruise.

Day 4 Bay of Islands to Auckland            
This morning, climb aboard a luxury catamaran and cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep your eyes peeled for resident bottlenose and common dolphins, before travelling south back to Auckland.      

Day 5 Auckland to Rotorua
Embark on a city sights tour this morning including a visit to the Sky Tower for expansive views, before travelling south to the picturesque country side of Hobbiton. Enjoy a buffet lunch followed by a guided tour of the movie set made famous from The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. Continue to Rotorua.    

Day 6 Rotorua      
Ride the Skyline Gondola over Rotorua this morning and enjoy a breakfast with spectacular views. Take the luge back down and the visit the Agrodome for an insight into the world of New Zealand sheep farming. The afternoon is free to explore this geothermal wonderland at your leisure, befire enjoying a thrilling Maori cultural performance and hangi feast at Te Puia this evening.                                  

Day 7 Rotorua to Napier
Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to explore Huka Falls and Lake Taupo en route to Napier, the Art Deco capital. Enjoy free time this afternoon.                

Day 8 Napier to Wellington    
Continue south to the nation’s capital, Wellington. Learn of the history and culture of New Zealand on a city tour upon arrival. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends.                            

Day 9 Wellington
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward travels.

Departs:
Selected departures, Sep - Dec 2019, Jan - May & Sep - Dec 2020 & Jan - May 2021.          

Prices
Guide Price £2711
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Inclusions
  • Meet & Greet at Auckland Airport
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 8 nights 4star+ accommodation including the Regent of Rotorua and InterContinental Wellington
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 7 dinners including a hangi feast in Rotorua and a buffet lunch in Hobbiton
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/10/2019 to 31/05/2021. 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.
Flights

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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