Explore the North Island’s iconic attractions and geothermal hotspots

8 Day Taste of the North Island

Inclusions

PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

  • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools & geysers*
  • Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Kauri Museum*
  • City sights tour of Wellington & Auckland

*Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.

TOURING

  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Modern coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 7 nights 3 - 3.5 star hotel accommodation
  • 3 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 cruise
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
  • Comprehensive documentation pack 

MEALS

  • 7 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 6 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner, Auckland

Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

Itinerary

(B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Wellington (D)

On arrival into Wellington you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights)

DAY 2: Wellington (B)

A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements.

DAY 3: Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua (B,D)

Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 4: Rotorua (B,SD)

Today begins with a gondola ride and a buffet breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua, offering spectacular views. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert. 

DAY 5: Rotorua - Auckland - Bay Of Islands (B,D)

Depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland. Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.

Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights)

DAY 6: Bay of Islands (B,D)

This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon. Choose from the many optional activities available, including a tour of historic Russell, a classic sail on a tall ship or a spectacular scenic flight. 

DAY 7: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,SD)

Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner with your new found friends.

Hotel Copthorne Auckland City

DAY 8: Depart Auckland (B)

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday

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Guaranteed Departures

2017

Sep 18, 27

Oct  4, 8, 13, 15, 26

Nov 4, 11, 13, 16, 22, 25, 29

 

 

2018

 Jan 26, 30

 Feb 10, 13, 16, 20, 22, 27

 Mar 3, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 30

 Apr 1, 3, 14, 21, 26

 May 3, 10

SEASONAL OFFER Save $250 per person on highlighted departure dates.

 


Pricing

AUSTRALIAN TOUR PRICES

Departure
Point
Tour
Including
Airfare
  Pre
Paid
Taxes**
  Total
Per Person
Twin Share

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Canberra

Cairns

Adelaide

Hobart

Launceston

Perth

$2719

$2719

$2719

$2719

$2949

$2999

$3019

$3019

$3019

$3269

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$175

$175

$175

$175 

$195

$215

$175

$170

$170

$170

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$2894

$2894

$2894

$2894

$3144

$3214

$3194

$3189

$3189

$3439

Land Only

Single Supplement

$2419

$660

**Prepaid taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE

Includes airfares, taxes, modern coach travel, 3 - 3.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing & attractions.

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Single

Wellington

Auckland

$100

$100

$200

$200

Extra night rates are per person and in Australian Dollars, and based on room only.

NON-AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS

Land Only per person, twin share

Single Supplement

NZ$2779

NZ$750

If you are outside of Australia please contact us for Travel Agent recommendations. They will advise pricing in your local currency.

 

8 Day Taste of the North Island

Overall Experience Rating 9.05

First trip for me, just perfect, loved it all. New Zealand is a lovely place, people are very friendly, would like to do the trip again sometime

B.H. (TAS)

A very social and entertaining way for older people to enjoy a holiday. The organisation was very professional.

UNKNOWN

– Extremely well organised. Grand Pacific Tours are like a ‘well-oiled’ machine – everything works like clockwork. There is nothing I could be critical of. Congratulations on doing such a wonderful tour. I have loved every moment of it!

M.E. (VIC)

Designed for the time conscious traveller but still provides an extensive tour of the North Island at a relaxed pace...