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Tour the North Island of New Zealand with Scenic Pacific - tours depart daily from Auckland and Wellington.

8 Day Northern Discovery Guided Tour Image
FROM NZD
2,895
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Auckland
The North Island is rich with culture and experiences. Indulge in a degustation dinner in Auckland, 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.
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8 Day Northern Spotlight Guided Tour Image
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2,250
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Auckland
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.
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8 Day Northern Wonders Guided Tour Image
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2,250
Guided Coach Tour with AAT Kings

Departs from: Wellington
Journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders, as you make your way to the Far North. Explore fertile heartland, showcasing lush forests, rugged mountains and steep gorges. Experience Maori culture through fascinating legends and prepare yourself for the energy of the haka.
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5 Day Best of the North Tour Image
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1,835
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland

'Thanks for organising a great trip for us. The hotels were excellent and the tours were exactly what we wanted.' More Reviews

Travel north to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy two nights in Paihia with a cruise to Cape Brett and a day tour to the top of the North Island - Cape Reinga. Then it's back down to Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and onto Rotorua - NZ's Maori cultural capital.


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5 Day Taupo and Napier Tour Image
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1,225
Independent Tour

Departs from: Wellington
From Wellington to Taupo (which is internationally recognised for its prized trophy-sized trout), Rotorua with a Maori Hangi and cultural concert, Waitomo Caves where you will visit the glow-worm grotto and the Art Deco city of Napier.



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4 Day Central North Island Tour ex Auckland Image
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1,120
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Rotorua is a roaring cultural smorgasbord, a place where you can get right up close to bubbling mud, shooting geysers and steaming hot pools, a place where rolling down a hill in a rubber bubble is ‘normal’ and relaxing in a geothermal hot spring is a real treat.

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4 Day Central North Island Tour ex Wellington Image
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1,120
Independent Tour

Departs from: Wellington
A four day coach tour departing from either Auckland or Wellington exploring the central North Island popular destinations of Taupo & Rotorua. Highlights include a Maori Hangi (meal) and concert, Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Agrodome, Te Puia thermal reserve and Rainbow Springs.
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3 Day Rotorua and Art Deco Napier Tour ex Auckland Image
FROM NZD
955
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Once shaken, Napier is now a trendy Art Deco city well worthy of a visit. Plonk yourself down in any one of the cafes for the perfect coffee or sip away on a glass of vino the Hawkes Bay region has become famous for.


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3 Day Rotorua and Art Deco Napier Tour Ex Wellington Image
FROM NZD
955
Independent Tour

Departs from: Wellington
Once shaken, Napier is now a trendy Art Deco city well worthy of a visit. Plonk yourself down in any one of the cafes for the perfect coffee or sip away on a glass of vino the Hawkes Bay region has become famous for.


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3 Days in the Bay Image
FROM NZD
825
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland
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A trip to the very top of the North Island with a bevy of beautiful islands for you to feast your eyes upon. Weather you want to poke around in the quaint wee shops, soak up the sun in the mild temperatures, or sit on the idyllic beaches, this Bay of Islands tour will have you dreaming for more.


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2 Day Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton Tour Image
FROM NZD
690
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Join us on this 2 day North Island tour to experience some of the best tourist spots in the North Island. Take in the spectacle of of the tiny Glow Worms at Waitomo, the Phoutu Geyser and boiling mud pools in Rotorua before visiting Hobbiton where you'll enjoy a guided tour of the film sets of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.
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2 Day Waitomo, Rotorua and Huka Falls Taupo Tour Image
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1,050
Independent Tour

Departs from: Auckland

'I had a fantastic holiday - I would say it was the best ever. I loved New Zealand and all the arrangements worked without a hitch.' More Reviews

A North Island tour to the Maori heartland. Explore geo-thermal Rotorua including a tour visiting the Agrodome for a sheep show followed by Te Puia for a Maori concert. On day 2, travel to Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake. Visit Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland, Huka Falls & drive by Wairakei geothermal power station. You will also enjoy a tour of the famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves.
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9 Day Platinum Northern Escape Guided Tour Image
FROM NZD
4525
Guided Coach Tour with Kirra Holidays

Departs from: Auckland
Enjoy lunch on Auckland’s Waiheke Island before heading south for a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. Sail aboard a luxury catamaran on the pristine waters of Lake Rotoiti and visit the buried village of Te Wairoa. From the Art Deco city of Napier, travel through the picturesque Wairarapa region to Wellington, ‘the coolest little capital in the world’.
8 Day Classic Northern Discovery Guided Tour Image
FROM NZD
2919
Guided Coach Tour with Kirra Holidays

Departs from: Auckland
During the course of the tour you will also have free time in Rotorua and Paihia (Bay of Islands) to experience some of the unique and regional optional sightseeing activities including a Float Plane or Helicopter flight to Mt Tarawera or Cape Reinga Day Trip from Paihia as well as many more options for those wishing to explore further.
8 Day Platinum Spectacular North Guided Tour Image
FROM NZD
3859
Guided Coach Tour with Kirra Holidays

Departs from: Wellington
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.
6 Day Northern Rapture Guided Tour Image
FROM NZD
2419
Guided Coach Tour with Kirra Holidays

Departs from: Wellington
This 6 day guided tour visits some of the "must see" places on the North Island. Beginning in Wellington and travelling via the beautiful central plateau to Rotorua. Onto Hobbiton and through the stunning Coromandel before ending in Auckland.
Auckland City Revealed Image
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80
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Auckland
This Auckland city tour showcases the city highlights of Auckland and takes you on a journey of discovery designed to explore the history and sights as well as see how Aucklander's live and play.
Auckland Wilderness Experience Image
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155
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Leave the bustle of the city and step into the tranquility of the rainforest. View New Zealand’s famous Kauri trees. Experience the power of the wild and rugged West Coast and feel the black sand beneath your feet.
Bay of Islands - Cape Brett and Hole in the Rock Image
FROM NZD
317
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Discover the picturesque Bay of Islands on this day trip from Auckland. Your tour visits the historic Waitangi Treaty site and a catamaran cruise to the famous Cape Brett Hole in the Rock follows. This is a truly memorable day tour that should be included in your travel itinerary.

Bay of Islands Tour including Russell Image
FROM NZD
236
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Auckland
The Bay of Islands is rich in New Zealand pioneering history. The Waitangi Treaty House and Russell, New Zealand's first capital are significant to the early political relationship between the Maori and early European settlers.
Best of Both Worlds Day Tour ex Auckland Image
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230
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Experience the best of Auckland sightseeing with an Auckland city tour in the morning combined with the afternoon eco tour - the Wilderness Experience – a day of contrasts.
Black Water Rafting and Kiwi Tour Image
FROM NZD
335
Day tour

Departs from: Auckland
A fabulous tour where you'll abseil, zigzag, climb, plunge and glide through a magical cave system on tubes. After a scrumptious BBQ lunch, enjoy viewing New Zealand's very special but endangered Kiwi before returning to Auckland.
Caves and Kiwi Waitomo Experience Image
FROM NZD
305
Activity

Departs from: Auckland
A wonderful day out exploring the spectacular Ruakuri Cave system, getting up close and personal with the tiny but enchanting Waitomo Glow Worms and an opportunity to see New Zealand's beautiful but endangered Kiwi.
Coast and Rainforest Walk ex Auckland Image
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245
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Enjoy a fully guided day tour to Auckland’s wild, black sand beaches and lush rainforest. Spend the day walking and relaxing in the real New Zealand while hearing the stories of our region.
Full Day Auckland City Highlights and Island Wine Image
FROM NZD
195
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Auckland
A fantastic morning tour of Auckland visiting some of the must see areas of the CBD. In the afternoon, board the ferry to Waiheke Island where you will be joined by your tour guide who will take you to three of the most popular vineyards on the island.
Full Day Coromandel Tour Image
FROM NZD
380
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Experience Coromandel Peninsula, a favourite holiday destination for many New Zealanders. Its amazing landscape consists of a mountainous, forest-covered backbone, with the Pacific Ocean on the east, and the sheltered bays and coves of the Hauraki Gulf on the west. Spend the day in this unique area steeped in history associated with kauri logging and gold mining and stunning coastlines.
Hobbiton Express Tour ex Auckland Image
FROM NZD
295
Activity

Departs from: Auckland
Travel over the Bombay Hills before reaching Hobbiton Shire. Your guide will provide interesting commentary throughout your journey and you can take your very own photo in front of 'Bag End'! Lunch is included before your return to Auckland. A must for any Hobbiton enthusiast.

Motukorea Classic Sea Kayak Tour Image
FROM NZD
135
Activity

Departs from: Auckland
Motukorea island, reachable only by small craft, offers a wealth of exploration and fantastic views. A culturally informative and fun paddle around this area is a greatly recommended way to experience the Waitamata harbour.
Spectacular Auckland Tour Image
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153
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Auckland
A day discovering Auckland 'The City of Sails'. Starting with highlights of the city heritage areas including historic Parnell shopping district. Go to the top of Auckland's tallest building, from the main observation deck for a truly commanding view of the city and its environs. Relax and enjoy an afternoon coffee cruise on the beautiful Waitemata Harbour, cruising past the America's Cup Village, Devonport and Rangitoto Island with its distinctive volcanic cone shape.
The Original Rangitoto Sea Kayak Tour Image
FROM NZD
185
Activity

Departs from: Auckland
Sea kayak across the Waitemata harbour to Auckland's youngest volcano before hiking to the summit to gain the best views over Auckland city. Auckland's original day light sea kayak experience.
Hobbiton and Waitomo Experience  Image
FROM NZD
357
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Auckland
A fascinating day tour by deluxe coach visiting Hobbiton where you will enjoy a guided tour of the Lord of the Rings & Hobbit movie sets. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into the fabled Shire from Middle-earth. You will be spellbound as your guide takes you to the Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. After lunch, your next stop is the stunning Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. You guide will take you on a fabulous journey through the caverns lit up by thousand of tiny Glow Worms.
Waitomo and Rotorua Day Tour Image
FROM NZD
347
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Auckland
Enjoy two of New Zealand's famous destinations in one day travelling aboard a premium air conditioned tour coach. Visit the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves before travelling to Rotorua, internationally known for it's spectacular geothermal activity that includes geysers, boiling mud pools and springs. Rotorua attractions include Maori Arts & Crafts, a Maori cultural performance and farm tour. Our coach service includes morning tea, light lunch and an evening snack.
Wellington Lord of the Rings Tour - Full Day Image
FROM NZD
210
Sightseeing tour

Departs from: Wellington
A 'must do' Lord of the Rings tour for anyone visiting Wellington. Explore the "Outer Shire", visit Weta Studios and see many wonderful film locations.
Wellington Lord of the Rings Tour - Half Day Image
FROM NZD
95
Sightseeing Tour

Departs from: Wellington
A fabulous Lord of the Rings tour for those short on time. Explore film locations around Wellington city before visiting "Wellywood" - the heart of the Wellington film industry.

Reviews Of Scenic Pacific Tours

Tour Review: 5 Day Best of the North Tour
"We're happy to say that all the arrangements you made for us went perfectly smoothly and we have been very impressed by Scenic Pacific's professionalism. Even the weather turned good for us! We feel that we couldn't have had a better way of taking in all that New Zealand has to offer within the time available." Read More
Review by: John & Margaret
Tour Review: 3 Day Rotorua & Art Deco Napier Tour
"Thank-you for the plan you put together for me in North Island. All went well and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The hotels were excellent and the coach drives very comfortable" Read More
Review by: M Pleavin
Tour Review: 2 Day Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton tour
"We both had a fantastic time on the tour... Thank you very much for getting everything setup for us as it made the trip that much nicer and more relaxing." Read More
Review by: M DeYoung
Tour Review: 4 Day Central North Island ex Wellington
"So your part of our trip was the only "scripted" itinerary, and we were happy we did it. It was convenient not to worry about connections and pick ups ( especially in the rain -- we had just a little) and we would not have seen so many things in Rotorua without your schedule. " Read More
Review by: R Williams & K Timmons
Tour Review: 3 Days in the Bay Tour
"Both trips were absolutely wonderful. The drivers were so enthusiastic, charismatic and knowledgeable that they really made the whole experience so worthwhile – full of fond memories. The organisation was also spot on and everything worked like clock work. I was so impressed with your team and how everything turned out." Read More
Review by: F Sakhinia


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