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5 Day Best of the North Tour

An exciting 5 day North Island tour. Travel to the beautiful Bay of Islands before visiting the top of the country, Cape Reinga. After the beauty of the bay and the beach, travel south (and underground) to the Glow Worm Caves in Waitomo before taking in the Maori culture in Rotorua.



SUMMARY
Tour Type: Independent Tour
Starts: Auckland    Ends: Auckland
Duration: 5 Days
Departs Daily

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TOUR ITINERARY
Extra days and activities can be added at time of booking

HIGHLIGHTS - included in the fare
  • Waitangi Treaty House
  • Cape Reinga (Top of the North Island) includes Lunch
  • Ninety Mile Beach
  • Cape Brett " Hole in the Rock"
  • Puketi Kauri Forest
  • Waitomo Glow-worm Caves
  • Agrodome
  • Te Puia
  • Rainbow Springs
  • Maori Hangi & Concert

Day 1: Auckland - Paihia - Cape Brett
Travel north via the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands. On arrival in the Bay of Islands visit the historic Waitangi Grounds, site of the historic treaty between Maori and European pioneers. View a magnificent Maori meeting house and a large war canoe then transfer to the Paihia waterfront to join a dolphin watching cruise to Cape Brett. Travel through the famous "Hole in the Rock"  (weather permitting). A boxed picnic lunch is included.
Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar.
Day 2: Cape Reinga Day Tour
Today we travel to the top of the North Island - Cape Reinga. Walk out to the lighthouse and see where the Pacific Ocean collides with the Tasman Sea. This beautiful region is steeped in Maori legend and mythology. Highlights of the journey include a visit to the Kauri Forests, sand tobogganing down the massive sand dunes at Te Paki Stream and travelling by coach down Ninety Mile Beach. Lunch is included. 
Accommodation: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge, Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar.
Day 3: Paihia - Auckland
Free time in Paihia this morning. You might like to take the short ferry ride across to the lovely township of Russell (additional cost). Depart Paihia late afternoon for your journey back to Auckland.
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel or similar.
Day 4: Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
Today you travel to Waitomo where you will enjoy a guided tour through the galleries of the world famous Glowworm Caves. A boat ride through the glowworm grotto is included.  After reaching Rotorua, you have this afternoon at leisure to explore.  In the evening enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi & Concert.
Accommodation: Hotel Ibis, Hotel Novotel or similar.
Day 5 Rotorua - Auckland
Join a morning sightseeing tour visiting Te Puia, Rainbow Springs & the Agrodome.  Afternoon at leisure in Rotorua until your late evening departure back to Auckland.

Optional extras which can be added to this tour

This tour departs daily


As this is an 'independent' styled tour, you can depart whatever day you like! (subject to availability)

PRICES
Tourist (Motel) Quality (Hotel)
Single NZ$2,460 per person NZ$2,835 per person
Double NZ$1,930 per person NZ$2,120 per person
Triple NZ$1,835 per person NZ$1,970 per person


Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Prices valid for travel before 30 September 2018

INCLUDED
NOT INCLUDED
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.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS

TOUR TYPE - INDEPENDENT TOUR

Independent tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.
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