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Explore New Zealand's North Island

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Explore fertile heartland, showcasing lush forests, rugged mountains and steep gorges. Experience Maori culture through fascinating legends and prepare yourself for the energy of the haka.

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DURATION
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8 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Kiwi, Raingow Springs Wildlife Park

Available with no single supplement for selected November and December 2019 dates! Learn more below...

Journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders, as you make your way to the Far North. Explore fertile heartland, showcasing lush forests, rugged mountains and steep gorges. Experience Maori culture through fascinating legends and prepare yourself for the energy of the haka.

Inclusions

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  • Explore Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand

  • Breathtaking views over Wellington from Mt. Victoria

  • Discover New Zealand’s capital Wellington on a city tour

  • Journey through spectacular scenery of Tongariro National Park

  • Marvel at crystal clear Lake Taupo

  • View mighty Huka Falls

  • Experience farm life at the Agrodome Farm Show

  • Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi & concert

  • Explore ancient limestone caves

  • Discover the fascinating Glowworm Grotto at Waitomo Caves

  • Explore Auckland’s city sights

  • Relax in the Bay of Islands

  • Cruise through ‘Hole in the Rock’ to Cape Brett

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Accommodation

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Travelodge Wellington
  • Travelodge Wellington

  • Ibis Rotorua Hotel

  • VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

  • Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands

Travel dates

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06-13 Nov 2019 & 18-25 Dec 2019

Book by 30 Septembe.

(Festive season surcharge applies on selected dates. Ask us for details.)

Please free call 1300 414 198 for details or ask about extending your holiday to see more of New Zealand's stunning scenery.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome to Wellington

On arrival in Wellington, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a sightseeing tour around the city. Stop at the Parliament buildings, home to New Zealand’s politicians.“Maori Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand and explore the fascinating exhibits. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception and dinner.

Hotel: Travelodge Wellington

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Wellington – Rotorua

From the Kapiti Coast head inland for views of Mt. Ruapehu and the plains of Tongariro National Park. Drive along the shore of Lake Taupo and stop to view Huka Falls before continuing to Rotorua.

Hotel: Ibis Rotorua Hotel (2 nights)

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Rotorua

Visit the Agrodome Farm Show, for a fun, interactive slice of Kiwi farm life. The rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps visit Rainbow Springs and take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour through the working kiwi nursery and hatchery or visit Te Puia and view the geothermal mud pools and geysers. An evening of culture and traditions awaits you at the Tamaki Māori Village. Your Highlight Dinner is an authentic Māori Hangi, steamed underground in the traditional way.

Hotel: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 4: Rotorua – Auckland

Explore the amazing Waitomo Caves. Tour through the magical caves and then glide silently through the starry Glowworm Grotto. Travel to Auckland, for a city sights tour on arrival.

Hotel: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Auckland – Bay of Islands

Depart Auckland via its impressive Harbour Bridge, travelling to Orewa and on to the scenic Hibiscus Coast, and then it’s off to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Cruise through 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 and past deserted secluded bays.

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

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Bay of Islands - Free Time

Today you can experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands at your own pace. Take a coach trip to Cape Reinga via idyllic 90 Mile Beach, enjoy a day of sailing on a tall ship, or tour the historic town of Russell. Ask your Travel Director about other optional experiences.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Bay of Islands – Auckland

After time at leisure this morning, depart the Bay of Islands. Then, walk among the Kauri trees at Parry Kauri Park. Relax as you make your way down through Northland’s lush farmland scenery into Auckland.

Hotel: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Farewell from Auckland

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. Say farewell to your new-found friends before being transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking terms and conditions apply.