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Tamaki Brothers Maori

Welcome to Auckland

‘Haere Mai’ … Welcome to New Zealand

Relax you are now officially on holiday and everything has been taken care of! We will meet you at the airport and drive you directly to your hotel to freshen up and unwind. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director. 

Meals: Dinner with wine

Accommodation:  Auckland - 2 Nights

Auckland View
Expansive views of the city’s leafy green parks and its bustling downtown district. Elegant British style and our legendary hotel hospitality established in 1865. Our guest rooms and suites envelop in spacious sophistication. Situated near upper Queen Street, our hotel is located within walking distance of the stunning waterfront, the lush Auckland Domain, and other key attractions. Enjoy the city’s natural beauty and get easy access to its unique sights from our conveniently located hotel.
The Langham Hotel - Auckland


Auckland at Leisure

Enjoy a relaxed start to the day before heading to the New Zealand Maritime Museum for an exclusive America’s Cup tour. Afterwards, enjoy an extended city sights tour of Auckland. Travel around Auckland’s waterfront from central city out to Mission Bay. Prepare your camera for the stop at Bastion Point and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, as you will get stunning shots of Auckland, the North Shore and the Waitemata. This afternoon is at leisure.

Some Activities and sightseeing options if you have time:

Explore Waiheke Island    Island Kayaking Adventure    America’s Cup Sailing
Auckland's Sky TowerRelax on the BeachRangitoto Island Cruise & Walk
West Coast Wine TourWhale and Dolphin SafariMuriwai Surf Beach

Meals: Breakfast



Auckland – Rotorua

The O’Sullivan’s welcome you to their Waikato estate for a country-style lunch in their Red Barn. Expect country banter and farm-to-table fare prepared with a lot of love. The next hot spot – in every sense of the word – on your NZ holiday is Rotorua. Visit Te Puia to see and support Maori artisans at work, then continue your Rotorua tour at the steamy Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, a staggering valley where geysers pop and thermal springs jettison skywards.

Accommodation: Rotorua - 2 Nights

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch

This 4 star property is perfectly situated next to Lake Rotorua and is just a brief stroll from the City centre, close to many restaurants and bars. The hotel offers world class residential style accommodation. Restaurant Nikau offers a good range of evening menu choices, while the Brassiere Poolside Restaurant is the perfect place to start your day with an alfresco style breakfast beside the geothermal heated pool.
Millenium Hotel Rotorua



Today, choose your own adventure. Tonight, dive deep into Indigenous culture at Te Pā Tū Māori Experience. Hear about Māori history, traditions, and future aspirations across an evening of celebration and feasting. Enjoy a forest kai horotai (seasonal canapes) and chef choice aperitif, followed by a seasonal three-course dinner.

Meals: Breakfast & Highlight Dinner

Accommodation: Rotorua - 2 Nights


Rotorua - Wellington

You’ll hear Huka Falls well before you see it – 220,000 litres of water thunder over an 11 metre high waterfall every second. The road ahead unfolds in a broad panorama of Lake Taupo then the Kapiti Coast to New Zealand’s cool little capital, Wellington.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Accommodation: Wellington - 2 nights

Centrally located downtown with a stunning Harbour vista is Rydges Wellington. The hotel offers 280 rooms with modern facilities including free WiFi. There are also 19 apartment-style suites for longer stays. 



Your day in Wellington should – must – begin with a coffee. The city is known for its uber-cool cafés and with coffee in hand you will head out on a city sights tour to take in highlights such as its iconic cable car, parliament and Mt. Victoria. This afternoon is yours to discover Wellington. Perhaps visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, tour the Wairarapa wine region or the first urban completely fenced ecosanctuary of Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, where the biodiversity of 225 hectares of forest is being restored.

Meals: Breakfast



Farewell from Wellington

Say farewell to your fellow travellers before you are transferred by private car to Wellington Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast



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Tour Inclusion :

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Join Bridgette and Lance O'Sullivan on their lush Waikato dairy farm for morning tea
  • A first-hand encounter with Māori culture and cuisine, where guests get to experience the centuries-old traditions of New Zealand's Indigenous people.
  • When you visit amazing Te Puia Thermal Reserve, you help contribute to the Reserve’s Māori Arts and Crafts institute.
  • Huka Falls

Included Meals

  •  6 Full Buffet Breakfasts
  •  1 Be My Guest Lunch
  •  2 Dinners with wine
  •  1 Highlight Dinner


  • Welcome Reception
  • Travel Wallet, Luggage Tags & Map of New Zealand
  • Hotel Porterage Included
  • Return Airport Transfers
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What Jess says about this tour: This is the insiders trip to New Zealand, we are very fond of our sailing and rural sectors as well as our indigenous culture - this trip takes you behind the farm gate at an orchard and a dairy farm, the marina and into the heart of the Maori Culture. Enjoy getting to know us better!
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