8 Day Northern Spotlight Guided Tour

From Auckland’s sparkling harbour, to Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, across to the rugged beauty of the West Coast and the untouched serenity of Milford Sound, another snapshot of New Zealand’s natural splendour reveals itself around every corner.

 

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

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

Auckland Bay of Islands Rotorua Wellington

 

Tour Inclusions

  • 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)
  • Highlight dinner (1)
  • Dinners (2)
  • Farewell dinner (1)
  • Cruise through ‘Hole in the Rock’ to Cape Brett
  • Relax in the Bay of Islands
  • Explore Auckland’s city sights
  • Discover the fascinating Glowworm Grotto at Waitomo Caves
  • Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi & concert
  • Experience farm life at the Agrodome Farm Show
  • View mighty Huka Falls
  • Marvel at crystal clear Lake Taupo
  • Journey through spectacular scenery of Tongariro National Park
  • Discover New Zealand’s capital Wellington on a city tour
  • Explore Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand

01 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

Start Date

End Date

Single Traveller

Share/Twin

Guaranteed Departure

 

7 September 2019

14 September 2019

$3,240 NZD

$2,450 NZD

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28 September 2019

5 October 2019

$3,240 NZD

$2,450 NZD

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5 October 2019

12 October 2019

$3,560 NZD

$2,750 NZD

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12 October 2019

19 October 2019

$3,560 NZD

$2,750 NZD

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26 October 2019

2 November 2019

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2 November 2019

9 November 2019

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9 November 2019

16 November 2019

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16 November 2019

23 November 2019

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23 November 2019

30 November 2019

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30 November 2019

7 December 2019

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7 December 2019

14 December 2019

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$2,750 NZD​

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14 December 2019

21 December 2019

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21 December 2019

28 December 2019

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4 January 2020

11 January 2020

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11 January 2020

18 January 2020

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18 January 2020

25 January 2020

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25 January 2020

1 February 2020

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1 February 2020

8 February 2020

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8 February 2020

15 February 2020

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15 February 2020

22 February 2020

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22 February 2020

29 February 2020

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29 February 2020

7 March 2020

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7 March 2020

14 March 2020

$3,560 NZD

$2,750 NZD​

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14 March 2020

21 March 2020

$3,560 NZD

$2,750 NZD​

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21 March 2020

28 March 2020

$3,560 NZD

$2,750 NZD​

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28 March 2020

4 April 2020

$3,560 NZD

$2,750 NZD​

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18 April 2020

25 April 2020

$3,375 NZD

$2,600 NZD​

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25 April 2020

2 May 2020

$3,375 NZD

$2,600 NZD​

No Enquire

30 May 2020

6 June 2020

$3,375 NZD

$2,600 NZD​

No Enquire

27 June 2020

4 July 2020

$3,240 NZD

$2,450 NZD​

No Enquire

25 July 2020

1 August 2020

$3,240 NZD

$2,450 NZD​

No Enquire

8 August 2020

15 August 2020

$3,240 NZD

$2,450 NZD​

No Enquire

22 August 2020

29 August 2020

$3,240 NZD

$2,450 NZD​

No Enquire

5 September 2020

12 September 2020

$3,240 NZD

$2,450 NZD​

No Enquire

12 September 2020

19 September 2020

$3,240 NZD

$2,450 NZD​

No Enquire

26 September 2020

3 October 2020

$3,240 NZD

$2,450 NZD​

No Enquire

3 October 2020

10 October 2020

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 NZD​

No Enquire

10 October 2020

17 October 2020

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 NZD​

No Enquire

17 October 2020

24 October 2020

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 NZD​

No Enquire

24 October 2020

31 October 2020

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 NZD​

No Enquire

31 October 2020

7 November 2020

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 NZD​

No Enquire

7 November 2020

14 November 2020

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 NZD​

No Enquire

14 November 2020

21 November 2020

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 NZD​

No Enquire

28 November 2020

5 December 2020

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 NZD​

No Enquire

5 December 2020

12 December 2020

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 NZD​

No Enquire

12 December 2020

19 December 2020

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 NZD​

No Enquire

19 December 2020

26 December 2020

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 NZD​

No Enquire

26 December 2020

2 January 2021

$3,645 NZD

$2,825 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

On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore Auckland. Tonight enjoy a welcome reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Accommodation: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND / BAY OF ISLANDS

Travel along the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Take a walk among the Kauri trees a Parry Kauri Park. Explore Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand, and then it’s off to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Take a scenic cruise through game fishing waters to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. The return cruise to Paihia meanders through picturesque islands – see deserted sandy beaches and secluded bays, and keep your eyes peeled for marine life.

Accommodation: Copthorne Bay of Islands

DAY 3 - BAY OF ISLANDS

Enjoy a free day to explore the Bay of Islands. Go dolphin watching or take a coach trip to Cape Reinga via idyllic 90 Mile Beach. You could enjoy a day of sailing on a tall ship or discover the historic township of Russell. Or you may want to sample local wine and chocolate on a tour around Kerikeri. This evening, there is the option to take a dinner cruise down the Waitangi River. Ask your Travel Director about optional activities (all own expense).

Accommodation: Copthorne Bay of Islands

DAY 4 - BAY OF ISLANDS / AUCKLAND

This morning, there is time for an optional visit to the Waitangi Treaty Reserve which is of great historical importance. You’ll see highlights such as the Maori War Canoe and Meeting House (Marae). This afternoon enjoy the lush farmland scenery as you return to Auckland.

Accommodation: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

DAY 5 - AUCKLAND / ROTORUA

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Auckland then journey south through the Waikato district. Experience a guided tour of the famous Waitomo Caves and cruise the incredible Glowworm Grotto. This afternoon travel to Rotorua. Enjoy an evening of fun and laughter and gain an insight into traditional Maori culture, followed by a delicious buffet dinner at the Tamaki Maori Village.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis

DAY 6 - ROTORUA

Visit the Agrodome Farm Show for a sample of Kiwi farm life. See the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog trials, cow milking, bottle feeding lambs and an exciting sheep auction. Later you then have the option to visit Rainbow Springs, a native wildlife sanctuary. Or head out to Te Puia, for a guided tour through the Geothermal Valley, home of the famous Pohutu Geyser, mud pools and carvers at work in the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis

DAY 7 - ROTORUA / WELLINGTON

Travel south to Wairakei and on to Taupo, in the heart of the North Island. View mighty Huka Falls then follow the eastern shore of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National park and the farmlands of the Manuwatu, into the capital city, Wellington. This evening celebrate your holiday at a farewell dinner with your Travel Director.

Accommodation: Travelodge

DAY 8 - FAREWELL FROM WELLINGTON

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Wellington, with panoramic views from Mt. Victoria. There’s time to explore Parliament and the Beehive. Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, including the unique Marae or Maori Meeting House. Later you will be transferred to Wellington Airport to connect with your onward flight.