8 Day Northern Spotlight Guided Tour

This intriguing Northland journey takes you from the shores of the beautiful Bay of Islands to Rotorua, with its rich Māori culture and traditions, and on to the spectacular scenery of Tongariro National Park and the country’s thriving modern capital, Wellington.

Sunset at Auckland Viaduct Harbour

 

8 Day Northern Spotlight Guided Tour

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.

 

Tour Type:

Group Tours

From:

Auckland to Wellington

Departs:

Selected Dates

Duration:

8 Days

Tour Code:

LABW

 

Regions Visited

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Auckland Bay of Islands Rotorua Wellington

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (flights to arrive by 4:00pm on day 1, flights to depart after 2.00pm on day 8)
  • Full buffet breakfasts (7)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Highlight dinner (1)
  • Dinner (1)
  • highlight dinner (1)
  • Cruise through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ in the spectacular Bay of Islands
  • Explore Auckland city
  • Glide silently through the Glowworm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves​
  • Maori hangi and Concert with the Tamaki Family Marae
  • Discover Maori Arts & Crafts
  • Huka Falls & Lake Taupo
  • Explore New Zealand’s capital Wellington
  • Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand

Prices for the period 01 October 2019 - 31 March 2022

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5 September 2020

12 September 2020

$3,335 NZD

$2,550 NZD​

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12 September 2020

19 September 2020

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26 September 2020

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3 October 2020

10 October 2020

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31 October 2020

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7 November 2020

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14 November 2020

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6 March 2021

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13 March 2021

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20 March 2021

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27 March 2021

3 April 2021

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17 April 2021

24 April 2021

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24 April 2021

1 May 2021

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29 May 2021

5 June 2021

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26 June 2021

3 July 2021

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24 July 2021

31 July 2021

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7 August 2021

14 August 2021

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$2,550 NZD​

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4 September 2021

11 September 2021

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11 September 2021

18 September 2021

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25 September 2021

2 October 2021

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$2,550 NZD​

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2 October 2021

9 October 2021

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9 October 2021

16 October 2021

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16 October 2021

23 October 2021

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23 October 2021

30 October 2021

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30 October 2021

6 November 2021

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6 November 2021

13 November 2021

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$2,695 NZD​

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13 November 2021

20 November 2021

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27 November 2021

4 December 2021

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4 December 2021

11 December 2021

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11 December 2021

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18 December 2021

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25 December 2021

1 January 2022

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8 January 2022

15 January 2022

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15 January 2022

22 January 2022

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22 January 2022

29 January 2022

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29 January 2022

5 February 2022

$3,520 NZD

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5 February 2022

12 February 2022

$3,520 NZD

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12 February 2022

19 February 2022

$3,520 NZD

$2,695 NZD​

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19 February 2022

26 February 2022

$3,520 NZD

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26 February 2022

5 March 2022

$3,520 NZD

$2,695 NZD​

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5 March 2022

12 March 2022

$3,520 NZD

$2,695 NZD​

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12 March 2022

19 March 2022

$3,520 NZD

$2,695 NZD​

No Enquire

19 March 2022

26 March 2022

$3,520 NZD

$2,695 NZD​

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26 March 2022

2 April 2022

$3,520 NZD

$2,695 NZD​

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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

The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore before meeting your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.

Accommodation: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND / BAY OF ISLANDS

Depart Auckland for Paihia in the Bay of Islands and experience spectacular scenery as you cruise towards Cape Brett and through the ‘Hole in the Rock’.

Accommodation: Copthorne Bay of Islands

DAY 3 - BAY OF ISLANDS

Today is free for you to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands at your own pace.

Accommodation: Copthorne Bay of Islands

DAY 4 - BAY OF ISLANDS / AUCKLAND

Enjoy a leisurely morning before your return to Auckland. Your journey takes you to Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand, where you can wander around the art galleries and through the marina in the Town Basin. Later, enjoy a stop at Parry Kauri Park and take a walk among New Zealand’s native forest giants, the Kauri trees, before arriving into Auckland.

Accommodation: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

DAY 5 - AUCKLAND / ROTORUA

After a tour of Auckland’s city sights this morning, journey south through the fertile Waikato agricultural district. Explore the amazing Waitomo Caves, and tour the famous Glowworm Grotto by boat. From here your journey continues to Rotorua. A very entertaining cultural experience awaits you at the Tamaki Māori Village. Experience a powerful Haka challenge, witness a concert showcasing traditional Māori culture, and dine at a traditional Māori Hangi feast Highlight Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis

DAY 6 - ROTORUA

Relax or explore Rotorua at your own pace.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis

DAY 7 - ROTORUA / WELLINGTON

Journey through tall pine forests and verdant farmland today to spectacular Huka Falls and serene Lake Taupo. Continue through the rich farming lands of the Manawatu to Wellington, the nation’s capital.

Accommodation: Travelodge

DAY 8 - FAREWELL FROM WELLINGTON

Your special packed lunch today won’t only be wholesome, it will also feed a Kiwi child who may otherwise go without, through the charity ‘Eat My Lunch’. This morning enjoy a city tour of Wellington, taking in panoramic views from the summit of Mt. Victoria. There’ll be time to explore the Parliament buildings and the ‘Beehive’, home to New Zealand’s politicians, as well as the many fascinating exhibits at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Your holiday ends in the early afternoon.