8 Day Northern Discovery Guided Tour

This journey reveals a myriad of cultural treasures as you travel through the stunning North Island of New Zealand. Be amazed by Rotorua’s thermal wonderland, experience a traditional Māori Hangi meal cooked underground, and explore the beautiful maritime scenery of the renowned Bay of Islands.

Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand

 

8 Day Northern Discovery Guided Tour

The North Island is rich with culture and experiences. 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.

 

Tour Type:

Group Tours

From:

Auckland to Wellington

Departs:

Selected Dates

Duration:

8 Days

Tour Code:

ZABW

 

Regions Visited

Click on the region name to view more information about the region

Auckland Bay of Islands Rotorua Wellington

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Hand picked accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (flights to arrive prior 4:00pm on day 1, flights to depart after 2:00pm on day 8)
  • Full buffet breakfast (7)
  • Dinner with wine (2)
  • Highlight dinner (1)
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Prices for the period 01 October 2019 - 31 March 2020

Start Date

End Date

Single Traveller

Share/Twin

Guaranteed Departure

 

5 October 2019
 

12 October 2019
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

26 October 2019
 

2 November 2019
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

9 November 2019
 

16 November 2019
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

16 November 2019
 

23 November 2019
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

23 November 2019
 

30 November 2019
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

30 November 2019
 

7 December 2019
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

7 December 2019
 

14 December 2019
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

21 December 2019
 

28 December 2019
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

28 December 2019
 

4 January 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

4 January 2020
 

11 January 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

11 January 2020
 

18 January 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

18 January 2020
 

25 January 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

25 January 2020
 

1 February 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

1 February 2020
 

8 February 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

15 February 2020
 

22 February 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

22 February 2020
 

29 February 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

29 February 2020
 

7 March 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

7 March 2020
 

14 March 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

14 March 2020
 

21 March 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

21 March 2020
 

28 March 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

Yes Enquire

28 March 2020
 

4 April 2020
 

$5,090 NZD
 

$3,750 NZD
 

No Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO AUCKLAND

Meet your Travel Director at a Welcome Reception at your hotel.

Accommodation: Stamford Plaza

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND / BAY OF ISLANDS

Drive through Northland’s lush farmlands into the beautiful Bay of Islands. Cruise through azure game fishing waters and a wonderland of picturesque islands.

Accommodation: Copthorne Bay of Islands

DAY 3 - BAY OF ISLANDS

Choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience. Go sailing aboard a historic tall ship, take a guided tour of Russell with lunch at the local pub, explore the Bay of Islands and visit three wineries for tastings, or see the sights on the Bay of Islands Highlights Tour.

Accommodation: Copthorne Bay of Islands

DAY 4 - BAY OF ISLANDS / AUCKLAND

Enjoy a leisurely morning in the Bay of Islands before you travel back to Auckland. Stop at Parry Kauri Park along the way and take a walk among New Zealand’s native forest giants.

Accommodation: Stamford Plaza

DAY 5 - AUCKLAND / ROTORUA

Join your Travel Director for a city sights tour of Auckland, including panoramic views from the Sky Tower, 328 metres above the city. Enjoy a short orientation tour on arrival in Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, where talented students carry on age-old traditions of wood carving and weaving. A tour of Rotorua’s active geothermal fields follows. An evening of culture, history and delicious food awaits you at the Tamaki Māori Village. Learn about Māori traditions, then enjoy an authentic Māori Hangi Highlight Dinner and concert.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel

DAY 6 - ROTORUA

Choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience. Glide through the Glowworm Grotto on the Waitomo Caves Tour, take an ancient forest zipline adventure with Canopy Tours, visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, or explore Rotorua and its sparkling lakes in an amphibious WWll-era Duck.

Accommodation: Millennium Hotel

DAY 7 - ROTORUA / WELLINGTON

Journey to stunning Huka Falls and the pristine blue waters of Lake Taupo. Drive on to Wellington and enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Before leaving the museum, celebrate your holiday at a Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

DAY 8 - FAREWELL FROM WELLINGTON

See the sights of Wellington this morning on a city tour. You will then be transferred to Wellington Airport for your onward flight.