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Eight day taste of the North Island


Explore the North Island’s iconic attractions and geothermal hotspots.

Members from: $2,960 P.PNon-members from: $3,334 P.PSolo traveller from: $3,790

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    New Zealand South Pacific

  • Supplier

    Grand Pacific Tours

  • Booking Code

    GPN8

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum

  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge Ride
    Agrodome

  • Thermal mud pools and geysers*

  • Traditional Māori Hāngi and Concert

  • Hole in the Rock Cruise

  • Kauri Museum

  • City sights tour of Wellington and Auckland

  • Return airfares from your homeport

  • Personalised meet and greet on arrival

  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand

  • 48 seat modern coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows

  • Professional coach captain and tour leader

  • Seven nights 3.5 star accommodation

  • Three 2 night stays

  • Hotel porterage

  • One cruise

  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions

  • Comprehensive documentation pack

  • Seven cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua

  • Five sumptuous dinners including 1 specialty dinners: Māori Hāngi and Concert, Rotorua


Itinerary


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.

Day 2: Wellington (B)

A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements.

Day 3: Wellington, Taupo, Rotorua

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.

Day 4: Rotorua

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 Māori Hāngi and Concert.

Day 5: Rotorua, Auckland, Bay of Islands

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 Māori tribes and the British.
Hotel: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights)

Day 6: Bay of Islands

This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Piercy Island, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’. On return to Paihia, the afternoon is free and a range of optional activities are 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).

Day 7: Bay of Islands, Auckland

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.

Day 8: Depart Auckland

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.


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Disclaimer


At the time of booking a deposit of $200 per person is required for all Affordable, Signature Coach Tours & Special Interest Tours; $500 per person for Ultimate Tours and $700 per person for Cruise Coach Tours. If the Tour Package includes flights, a further deposit to cover the airfare and taxes is also required at time of booking. The balance of payment, including any merchandise, is due 60 days prior to departure. If you are booked on a module of a tour (8 Day Taste of the North Island or 10 Day South Island Spectacular), your final balance date will be due 70 days prior to departure, as this will fall in line with the 16 Day or 19 Day itineraries that this tour is part of. Once the tour has been booked and confirmed cancellation fees will apply as per Terms and Conditions. Different payment conditions apply to Cruise Coach Tours, refer to the NZ Cruise & Coach Brochure.