During the course of the tour you will also have free time in Rotorua and Paihia (Bay of Islands) to experience some of the unique and regional optional sightseeing activities including a Float Plane or Helicopter flight to Mt Tarawera or Cape Reinga Day Trip from Paihia as well as many more options for those wishing to explore further.
Follow the path of pioneers as you travel across the North Island of New Zealand. From the first European settlements on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Islands, to Rotorua – rich in Maori culture and traditions, through spectacular scenery of Tongariro National Park and down to the modern capital city of Wellington.
The North Island is rich with culture and experiences. Indulge in a degustation dinner in Auckland, explore the blue waters of the Bay of Islands, and cruise Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto. Experience Maori culture with the Tamaki family over dinner, explore Rotorua at your leisure, enjoy sightseeing in Wellington and visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand.
Enjoy lunch on Auckland’s Waiheke Island before heading south for a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. Sail aboard a luxury catamaran on the pristine waters of Lake Rotoiti and visit the buried village of Te Wairoa. From the Art Deco city of Napier, travel through the picturesque Wairarapa region to Wellington, ‘the coolest little capital in the world’.
From Auckland’s sparkling harbour, to Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, across to the rugged beauty of the West Coast and the untouched serenity of Milford Sound, another snapshot of New Zealand’s natural splendour reveals itself around every corner.