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8 Day Platinum Spectacular North Guided Tour

This 8 day North Island journey of discovery leaves from the cosmopolitan city of Wellington, recently voted as the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet.

8 Day Platinum Spectacular North Guided Tour

You'll be surprised by a great mix of beautiful scenery, wonderful New Zealand culture in Rotorua and a few Hobbit Holes during this fabulous 8 day guided tour.

Tour Type: Group Tours
From: Wellington to Auckland
Departs: Selected dates
Duration: 8 days
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Regions Visited

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Wellington, Napier, Taupo, Rotorua, Hobbiton, Auckland

Tour Inclusions

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily, 2 lunchs & 3 dinners
  • Travel by luxury touring coach
  • Professional coach captain
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary airport transfers on arrival & departure
  • Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre
  • Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise
  • Authentic Maori Hangi & Cultural Performance
  • Guided Tour of Te Papa Museum
  • Fine Dining at Mission Estate
  • Treetop eco-walk amongst the Redwoods
  • Hobbiton Movie & Farm Tour

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE WELLINGTON

On arrival at Wellington airport, a Kirra representative will greet you and transfer you to your city hotel.

Accommodation: The Bolton Hotel

DAY 2: WELLINGTON AT LEISURE

Today is a free day at leisure to explore the nation’s capital. There is plenty to see and do around this vibrant city such as riding the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views or a visit to Zealandia Eco Sanctuary. Another very popular excursion is a visit to the Weta Workshop, a world- leading design and special effects facility for major Hollywood film makers.

Accommodation: The Bolton Hotel

DAY 3: PUKAHA MOUNT BRUCE / NAPIER

Enjoy a tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre,a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Arriving into Napier in the late afternoon, you’re free to stroll amongst the perfectly preserved Art Deco facades and view the Sea Walls murals painted on more than 50 walls around the city.

Accommodation: The Crown Hotel / Scenic Hotel Te Pania

DAY 4: NAPIER AT LEISURE

After a leisurely morning we’ll visit New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate, established in 1851 by pioneering French missionaries. Take your time as you wander around the elegantly restored seminary building. Staff will guide you through a tasting of an exclusive selection of wines before we enjoy a contemporary fine dining, European-style lunch prepared with the freshest local produce.

Accommodation: The Crown Hotel / Scenic Hotel Te Pania

DAY 5: TAUPO / ROTORUA

Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and fascinating Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu. Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, this uniquely different natural landscape is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction Tonight, visit the award winning Tamaki Village and enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka.

Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

DAY 6: EXCLUSIVE LAKE ROTOITI CRUISE & REDWOOD TREETOP WALK

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird’s eye perspective of these 110 year old trees and the lush flora below.

Accommodation: Regent of Rotorua

DAY 7: HOBBITON / AUCKLAND

After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Matamata and experience a guided tour of Hobbiton, the movie set used in the block-busting ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ films. Enjoy a festive lunch at The Green Dragon Inn before travelling on to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Windsor

DAY 8: DEPART AUCKLAND

Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay.

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01 October 2018 to 30 April 2020

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