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6 Day Classic Northern Rapture Guided Tour

This 6 day guided tour visits some of the "must see" places on the North Island. Beginning in Wellington and travelling via the beautiful central plateau to Rotorua. Onto Hobbiton and through the stunning Coromandel before ending in Auckland.

6 Day Classic Northern Rapture Guided Tour

If time permits, be sure to visit the highly rated Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Then skirt the Tongariro National Park to Rotorua. Experience a traditional hangi (feast) and cultural performance and enjoy a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie set and be transported by the beauty of the stunning Coromandel Peninsula before arriving into Auckland, the “City of Sails.”

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Tour Type: Group Tours
From: Wellington to Auckland
Departs: Selected dates
Duration: 6 days
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Regions Visited

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Wellington, Taupo, Rotorua, Hobbiton, Coromandel, Auckland

Tour Inclusions

  • 5 nights accommodation in premium hotels
  • Full breakfast daily & 5 dinners
  • Travel by luxury touring coach
  • Professional coach captain
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary airport transfers on arrival & departure
  • Authentic Maori Village, Hangi & Cultural Performance
  • Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour
  • Agrodome Farm Show
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Entry to Auckland Skytower
  • City tours of Auckland

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE WELLINGTON

On arrival in Wellington, a Kirra representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is free to explore the nation’s capital before meeting up with your fellow travellers at dinner this evening.

Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

DAY 2: TAUPO / ROTORUA

Leaving the city behind, we travel through rolling farmland as we enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo, located on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters.

Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

DAY 3: ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some free time this afternoon for optional activities before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

DAY 4: HOBBITON / PAUANUI

Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Setand Farm Tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. On to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for our overnight stay.

Accommodation: Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

DAY 5: COROMANDEL / AUCKLAND

The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. After a leisurely breakfast, we continue north to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ and enjoy a comprehensive city tour on arrival. We include a visit to the Auckland Sky Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere where you will experience 360 degree panoramic views over the harbours, city and surrounds. This evening, join your new found friends for a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Accommodation: Rydges Hotel

DAY 6: DEPART AUCKLAND

Your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Auckland airport to connect with your onward flight.

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