8 Day Endless Shores Guided Tour

Uncover geothermal hotspots, discover vibrant cities and be immersed in the awe-inspiring Maori heritage that holds a special bond with this ancient land.

Wellington's Cable Car

 

8 Day Endless Shores Guided Tour

This expedition will invite you to become immersed in ancient Maori culture, and some of the planet's most pristine wilderness.

 

Tour Type:

Group Tours

From:

Wellington to Auckland

Departs:

Selected Dates

Duration:

8 Days

Tour Code:

NZNI

 

Regions Visited

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Wellington Napier Rotorua Auckland

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination
  • Most meals, including Local Dining Experiences.
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Travel by bespoke vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
  • A maximum of 20 guests to share your journey
  • Expert Driver Guide escorts
  • All entrance and National Park fees
  • Sustainable Travel Kit, including refillable water bottle and backpack
  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish
  • Airport transfers (flights to arrive prior to 4pm on day 1, flights can depart anytime on day 8)
  • Full buffet breakfasts (7)
  • Dinner with wine (2)
  • Local dining experiences (2)
  • Celebration Dinner (1)

Prices for the period 01 October 2020 - 31 March 2022

Start Date

End Date

Single Traveller

Share/Twin

Guaranteed Departure

 

22 January 2021

29 January 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 NZD​

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5 February 2021

12 February 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 NZD​

No Enquire

12 February 2021

19 February 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 NZD​

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19 February 2021

26 February 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 NZD​

Yes Enquire

5 March 2021

12 March 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 NZD​

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12 March 2021

19 March 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 NZD​

No Enquire

19 March 2021

26 March 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 NZD​

Yes Enquire

26 March 2021

2 April 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 NZD​

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2 April 2021

9 April 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 NZD​

No Enquire

22 October 2021

29 October 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 NZD​

No Enquire

19 November 2021

26 November 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 NZD​

No Enquire

17 December 2021

24 December 2021

$5,870 NZD

$4,395 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 1 - WELCOME TO WELLINGTON

Upon arrival at Wellington Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own. This evening, join your Journey Director for a Welcome Reception, followed by dinner.

Accommodation: Sofitel Wellington

DAY 2 - WELLINGTON AT LEISURE

Today is your choice of sightseeing: You could experience the Weta Cave, home of the creative wizards behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Go on a guided city walking tour around Wellington or a guided tour of Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Your Journey Director can assist in booking your optional experiences.

Accommodation: Sofitel Wellington

DAY 3 - WELLINGTON / NAPIER 

Travel through the dairy farming land of Manawatu to Napier in Hawke’s Bay. This evening, enjoy wine tasting and dinner at one of their world-famous wineries. Spend the evening in your accommodation surrounded by the areas majestic hills.

Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel

DAY 4 - NAPIER

After a relaxed morning, we venture out to the region of Hawke’s Bay. Relive the glamour and style of the jazz era with a luxurious vintage car tour. You’ll be met by your driver, in Art Deco costume, who will provide a fascinating commentary as you are driven in style, through Napier and surrounding areas. You’ll learn about the earthquake that destroyed the city, hear stories of the people that led the rebuild, and discover the Art Deco style. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Accommodation: Porters Boutique Hotel

DAY 5 - NAPIER / ROTORUA

Enjoy a leisurely start today before continuing the journey to Rotorua. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls, the only outlet of water from Lake Taupo, and then it’s on to Rotorua, where on arrival, an orientation tour takes in views of Lake Rotorua. Later, you’ll visit the Whakarewarewa Living Village for an insight into Māori life and how they interact with geothermal activity. Tonight, an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at the Tamaki Māori Village. Wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Māori art forms and traditions, followed by a concert featuring local performers. Experience an authentic Māori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.

Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua

DAY 6 - ROTROUA / REDWOODS TREEWALK

Ascending to the breathtaking Redwoods Treewalk, enjoy an elevated bird’s eye view of the 115-year-old redwood giants and view the beautiful surrounds of the forest from a unique perspective. Next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Discover native flora that grows around the crystal clear mineral water springs and learn about their kiwi hatchery programme that is proudly supported by TreadRight.

Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua

DAY 7 - ROTORUA / WAITOMO CAVES / AUCKLAND

Make your way to the famous Waitomo Caves for an exclusive 5-star Eco Glowworm experience. Your guide sets the scene for a cave experience where you will see glowworms, cave formations and appreciate the beauty of Footwhistle Cave. Later, travel through the dairy farming district of Waikato, and onto Auckland. This evening, toast your trip together at a Celebration Dinner.

Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Hotel

DAY 8 - FAREWELL FROM AUCKLAND

Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your Inspiring Journey comes to an end and we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.