AAT Kings - Iconic North Itinerary


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 – Tauranga & Guest lunch

You’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the Red Barn on the Waikato farm of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty.

Later, travel to Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty. 

The Bay of Plenty aptly named by Captain James Cook for its abundance in food, lush soils, sheltered harbours and beauty. 'The Mount' rises abruptly at the entrance to Tauranga Harbour. It is an extinct volcanic cone that towers over the idyllic Ocean Beach, a summer mecca for thousands of sun, sea, surf and sand worshippers. Mt Maunganui is synonymous with New Zealand's love of long summer days and balmy evenings on beaches and barbecue areas. 

Accommodation: Tauranga - 1 Night

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Trinity Wharf Tauranga provides luxury hotel accommodation offering Tauranga Harbour views and free WiFi access. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and an en suite bathroom with a heated tile floor and bathrobes. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the restaurant's outdoor patio which offers panoramic views of New Zealand's busiest commercial port. Facilities include 24/7 reception, room service and a private pontoon.
Trinity Wharf Tauranga


Tauranga – Rotorua

Travel through Te Puke, known as the kiwifruit capital of New Zealand with around 80% of all kiwifruit grown in New Zealand, grown here. You’ll stop at Kiwifruit Country, a family owned business that is set amongst a 60-hectare orchard. Later, it’s on to Rotorua for an orientation tour that takes in views of Lake Rotorua. After reaching Rotorua, we visit Te Puia, the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, where students carry on age-old traditions of wood carving and weaving. A tour of Rotorua’s active geothermal fields follows.

After enjoying great views of Lake Rotorua settle down to enjoy a traditional Maori 'Hangi' Feast and Concert at the Tamaki Family Marae.

Meals: Breakfast & Highlight Dinner

Accommodation: Rotorua - 2 Nights

Rotorua Geothermal
This 4.5 star deluxe property is perfectly situated next to mystical 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 that is suitable for those travelling on business and for leisure. Restaurant Nikau offers a good range of evening menu choices, from the Restaurant's famous Nikau Burger to fine dining options, 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


Free Day to Explore Rotorua

Today the choice is yours to explore the geothermal wonderland and the surrounding areas. You could take a trip to the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto, or an ancient forest zipline adventure with Canopy Tours, visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, or explore Rotorua and its lakes in an Amphibious WWll-era Duck.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Rotorua Redwoods


Rotorua – Wellington

The Thermal Explorer Highway guides you to the Central North Island and the largest body of fresh water in the Southern Hemisphere - Lake Taupo. follow its shores south and climb up to the spectacular Desert Road in to the Tongariro National Park where a dramatic alpine vista unfolds, crowned by the imposing volcanic peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngaruahoe. Continue along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Wellington - 1 Night

Wellington's iconic hotel, James Cook Grand Chancellor is situated right in the heart of the city. The friendly staff and excellent service will help make your stay in Wellington a memorable one. With well appointed rooms that all have high speed internet access, Sky TV, in house movie system, iron and board, full minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. They also offer Bodyhaven Spa Style Boutique and a complimentary in-house gymnasium.
James Cook Wellington


 Farewell from Wellington

Discover more of Wellington this morning. There’s time to explore the Parliament buildings and the ‘Beehive’, home to New Zealand’s politicians, as well as the many fascinating exhibits at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Say farewell to your fellow travellers before you are transferred by private car to Wellington Airport for your onward flight.


Included Meals: Breakfast



Tour Inclusion :

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Join Bridgette and Lance O'Sullivan on their lush Waikato dairy farm for lunch.
  • Learn about the delicious, fascinating kiwifruit when you visit a kiwifruit orchard in Te Puke.
  • 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.

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
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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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