8 Day Taste of North Island
8 Day Taste of North Island
Journey across the beautiful landscape of New Zealand’s North Island on an 8 day tour that gives you the opportunity to wander the streets of bustling cities, discover swaths of natural splendour and perhaps even catch sight of some of the amazing wildlife that call this region their home.
Tour highlights
  • Discover the sights and sounds of New Zealand’s vibrant capital city, Wellington.
  • See the majestic beauty that courses across the landscape leading to Lake Taupo.
  • Gaze out at some amazing views from a unique perspective on a Rotorua gondola.
  • Marvel at the geysers and boiling mud pools renowned across Te Puia.
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins as you navigate the waters around the Bay of Islands.
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Day 1: Arrive in Wellington
Begin your adventure in the capital city of Wellington where, upon arrival, you will be met by a representative of Grand Pacific Tours who will take you to your hotel for a 2 night stay.
  • Standard: Ibis Wellington (D)
Day 2: Wellington
Spend the day exploring the unique facets of New Zealand’s capital city. Pay a visit to Te Tapa, New Zealand’s National Museum which houses a number of historical relics worth seeing. Most of the day is at your leisure for you to indulge in the sights and sounds of the city as you see fit while the evening gives you the opportunity to dine in one of the many eateries and restaurants throughout the city.
  • Standard: Ibis Wellington (B)
Day 3: Wellington – Taupo – Rotorua
Leave the city of Wellington for the snowy peaks of Mt Tongariro and Mt Ruapehu en route to the waters of Lake Taupo. Marvel at the cascading waters of Huka Falls before venturing along the Thermal Explorer Highway on your way into Rotorua.
  • Standard: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (B,D)
Day 4: Rotorua
Start the day with a pleasant gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua before experiencing a fun luge ride and continuing onto Agrodome for an hour of entertainment. See the bubbling mud pools of gushing geysers at Te Puia, followed by some free time to explore Rotorua as you like, ending the day with a Maori Hangi and Concert.
  • Standard: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (B,D)
Day 5: Rotorua – Auckland – Bay of Islands
Head north towards Auckland for a short stop today, before continuing on via Whangarei to the incredible Bay of Islands. Partake in an introduction to the Bay of Islands and visit the location where the Maori tribes and British signed a treaty together.
  • Standard: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (B,D)
Day 6: Bay of Islands
Today you’ll journey aboard a luxury catamaran as you cruise throughout the Bay of Islands to Cape Brett and Piercy Island, also known as “The Hole in the Rock”. If you’re lucky, you may catch sight of some common and bottlenose dolphins before heading back to Paihia via Russell for a free afternoon.
  • Standard: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (B,D)
Day 7: Bay of Islands - Auckland
Bid farewell to the Bay of Islands this morning and travel onwards to Matakohe, passing through Whangarei and Dargaville on your way. Pay a visit to the Kauri Museum where you can listen to an informative talk before continuing on to Auckland to see the sights on a city tour. Your day comes to an end after sharing a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.
  • Standard: Copthorne Auckland City or similar (B,D)
Day 8: Depart Auckland
The tour finishes after you are transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
  • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools & geysers
  • Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Kauri Museum
  • City sights tour of Wellington & Auckland
  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Luxury coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 7 nights quality 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
  • Breakfast and dinner as indicated (B,D)
  • International flights in Tour Only prices

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