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The Northern Spectacular NZ Coach Tour

Ideal for the time conscious, this tour offers unbeatable value and provides an excellent coverage of the North Island. This tour is fully inclusive which means you are not constantly putting your hand in your pocket once on tour. It provides an excellent range of superior hotel accommodation and luxury coach.

Kauri Museum, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Dolphin Cruise, Longlands Farm Tour, Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride, Agrodome, Thermal Mud Pools & Geysers, Te Puia Traditional Hangi.

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Itinerary

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1
Arrive in Auckland

‘Haere Mai’ and welcome to New Zealand.

Upon arriving at Auckland Airport you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Check in and freshen up before spending the remainder of the day exploring the ‘City of Sails’. Stroll the walkways of the Viaduct, peruse the boutique shops of the central city or visit the Sky Tower, the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest building, for fantastic views of the harbour and beyond. Boutique shopping, Pacific-inspired markets and a passionate cafe culture make this city a charming place, enjoy an ice cream as you stroll the Mission Bay Beach board walk, choose to discover Auckland’s sparkling harbour and emerald islands on a boat cruise or ferry ride.

Some Activities and Sightseeing Options Available are:

Explore Waiheke Island Island Kayaking Adventure America’s Cup Sailing
Auckland's Sky Tower Relax on the Beach Rangitoto Island Cruise & Walk
West Coast Wine Tour Whale and Dolphin Safari Muriwai Surf Beach

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation Auckland - 1 night

2
Auckland - Bay of Islands

Travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum, then travel to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is a New Zealand enclave encompassing over 100 subtropical islands and is known for its undeveloped deserted beaches.

This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Historical Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation Bay of Island - 2 nights

3
Bay of Islands - Leisure Time

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach or a spectacular scenic flight. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).

Excursions available in the Bay of Islands:

Historical Island Cruise Diving Rainbow Warrior 4WD Adventure Cape Reinga
Sailing the Islands Dolphin Swimming Giant Kauri Forest Walk
Cultural Tour of Waitangi Golf at Kauri Cliffs Sea Kayaking the Bay

 

Meals: Breakfast

4
Bay of Islands Cruise and onto Auckland

This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Please note: at some departures in Auckland we might use a similar hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation Auckland - 1 night

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Auckland - Rotorua

Today enjoy a city sights tour of Auckland. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Longlands Farm & Restaurant to enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch hosted by a rural New Zealand family. This afternoon travel to Hobbiton where you visit the Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings & Hobbit films trilogies on a fascinating guided tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation Rotorua - 2 nights 

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Rotorua

Today begins with a Gondola ride to Cableway Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Travel to the Agrodome where you see performing sheep, a shearing display and sheep dog trial. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert

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Rotorua- Napier - Wairarapa

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as “The Art Deco Capital”, where a city tour will showcase the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation Masterton - 1 night

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Masterton - Wellington

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before travelling to Greytown where you see the most complete examples of original Victorian wooden architecture. Drive through Featherston then through the Rimutaka Mountain Range into Wellington. Enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital which highlights the history and culture on show here.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation Wellington - 1 night

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Farewell Wellington

Haere rā and Bon Voyage!

We are sure you will enjoy this tour and our promise is to make your travels through New Zealand as hassle-free and hospitable as possible - ensuring that today you leave with a memory card full of photos, and huge smiles on your faces when recalling your time in New Zealand! Have a great homeward journey, farewell and hope to see you again soon in Aotearoa, New Zealand.