Taste of the North Island (GPTTN)

SAVE UP TO $726 per couple*

New Zealand South Pacific

$2,721.00 per person, twin share (member)

$3,084.00 per person, twin share (non-member)

$710.00 Single supplement


  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Modern coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain & Tour Guide
  • 7 nights 3.5 star hotel accommodation
  • 3 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 cruise
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
  • Comprehensive documentation pack


  • 7 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 5 sumptuous dinners including 1 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua

Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.


Itinerary Details

Day 1

ARRIVE WELLINGTON (D). On arrival into Wellington you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights).

Day 2

WELLINGTON (B). A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements.

Day 3

WELLINGTON - TAUPO - ROTORUA (B,D). Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights).

Day 4

ROTORUA (B,SD). Today begins with a gondola ride and a buffet breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua, offering spectacular views. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

Day 5

ROTORUA - AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS (B,D). Depart Rotorua and travel via Auckland. Continue to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights).

Day 6

BAY OF ISLANDS (B). This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon. Choose from the many optional activities available, including a tour of historic Russell, a classic sail on a tall ship or a spectacular scenic flight. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional). Hotel Copthorne Auckland City or similar

Day 7

BAY OF ISLANDS - AUCKLAND (B,D). Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening enjoy a final dinner with your new found friends. Hotel Rydges Auckland.

Day 8

DEPART AUCKLAND (B). Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

*Conditions apply. Prices valid ex SYD, MEL, BNE & OOL and include pre paid taxes. The prices, dates and information supplied are valid at the time of the web page going live, however prices and itinerary are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time. Saving amount and Member price includes National Seniors 4% member discount plus Grand Pacific Tours savings. Also receive a NZ Travel Guide Book per household. Not valid on special Group departures. No other special offers or discounts apply. Special offer applies to new bookings only. Please confirm all details and final cost with your consultant at the time of booking. Product is supplied by Grand Pacific Tours. For full terms and conditions please contact your travel consultant or refer to the terms and conditions on the supplier’s website.