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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, excellent wine in Martinborough, wonderful New Zealand culture in Rotorua and a few Hobbit Holes during this fabulous 8 day guided tour.

Super Earlybird Offer!

Valid for all new bookings for all coach departures for travel from 01 September 2019 onwards. Book and pay in full by 31 March 2019 to be eligible for the offer. Terms & conditions apply - ask us for details & departure dates.

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, Martinborough, Tongariro, Taupo, Rotorua, Hobbiton, Auckland

Tour Inclusions

  • 6 nights luxury accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 4 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
  • Wine tasting Martinborough
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • 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: MARTINBOROUGH WINE VILLAGE

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Te Papa Museum followed by a city sights tour of Wellington. The town of Martinborough is located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region and because of its close proximity to Wellington, makes it a popular weekend destination for locals. Many boutique wineries are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well known for its production of Pinot Noir wines.

Accommodation: Peppers Parehua

DAY 3: TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened wildlife and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Continue north along the Desert Road to Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area.

Accommodation: Chateau Tongariro

DAY 4: TAUPO / ROTORUA

First stop today is Taupo where you will enjoy time to stroll around this popular lakeside resort. View the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the thermal resort of Rotorua. This evening, we enjoy a tour of Te Puia Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel

DAY 5: EXCLUSIVE LAKE ROTOITII 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: Millennium Hotel

DAY 6: 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: Pullman Hotel

DAY 7: AUCKLAND AT LEISURE

Today is free to explore New Zealand’s largest and most vibrant city. Perhaps take the ferry to Waiheke Island & enjoy lunch at one of the many superb vineyards, stroll around the trendy suburbs of Parnell and Ponsonby or sail Waitemata Harbour aboard a genuine America’s Cup racing yacht. Your options are many. This evening, join your friends for a farewell dinner with drinks and relive the many great experiences of the last eighteen days.

Accommodation: Pullman Hotel

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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High season - October 2018 to April 2019

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23 January 2019 30 January 2019 $5,329 NZD Yes Fully Booked
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