8 Day Northern Explorer
8 Day Northern Explorer
Explore the beauty of New Zealand's North Island and discover some of its M\u0101ori history on this eight day tour
Tour highlights
  • Visit the famous 'Lord of the Forest' in Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve
  • Pass through the Hole in the Rock to Cape Brett lighthouse on a cruise in the Bay of Islands
  • Witness the sight of glowworms lighting the way at the Waitomo caves
  • Enjoy a traiditional Hangi feast on a visit to Rotorua
  • Marvel at the beautiful blue water cascading down Huka Falls
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Day 1: Arrive Auckland
Transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, explore this harbour city at your leisure.
  • Copthorne Hotel, Auckland City
Days 2 & 3: Auckland - Bay of Islands
Travel to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve to visit the Kauri tree Tane Mahuta, 'Lord of the Forest'. Arrive in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Next day at leisure. Overnight cruise available (not included).
  • Copthorne Waitangi Resort (Day 2: B,D - Day 3: B)
Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland
Cruise to Cape Brett and pass through the Hole in the Rock to Cape Brett lighthouse. Return to Auckland.
  • Copthorne Hotel, Auckland City (B,D)
Days 5 & 6: Auckland – Waitomo - Rotorua
Visit the Waitomo glowworm caves, then continue to Rotorua.  Tour the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute followed by a traditional Maori Hangi feast and concert. Enjoy an exclusive breakfast cruise on the Lakeland Queen.
  • Copthorne Hotel, Rotorua (Day 5: B,D - Day 6: B)
Day 7: Rotorua - Taupo - Wellington
Visit Taupo and see Huka Falls with its striking blue water. Travel through Tongariro National Park to Wellington.
  • Hotel Ibis, Wellington (B)
Day 8: Depart Wellington
Transfer to Wellington airport for your flight.
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  • 7 nights in comfortable, mid-range hotels
  • Meals (B=breakfast, D=dinner)
  • Sightseeing & touring as shown
  • International flights in Tour Only prices

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