An unforgettable ultimate experience of New Zealand’s cultural North Island

9 Day Ultimate North Island Escape

TOUR CODE: UGPNI9

Inclusions

PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

  • Kauri Museum*
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds*
  • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Sky Tower
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Lunch
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools & geysers*
  • Te Puia traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Hawke’s Bay Express Napier
  • City sights tour of Auckland, Napier & Wellington

*Guided tour.

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING

  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows 
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • 8 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation
  • 2 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 cruise
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
  •  BONUS Group photo

MEALS

  • 8 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 7 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Wellington
  • 1 Shire’s buffet lunch: Hobbiton

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 Auckland (D)

On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink.

Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland

DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D)

Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy a visit at the Kauri Museum in Matakohe, then travel to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. 

Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (Deluxe Room. 2 nights)

DAY 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B)

Today is a free day to choose from the many optional activities available including an evening dinner cruise (optional).

DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D)

This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via Whangarei to Auckland.

Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland

DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D)

Enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a buffet lunch followed by a guided tour of the Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Hotel Regent of Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD)

Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua for breakfast, spectacular views and time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Experience an entertaining Maori cultural performance followed by a Hangi feast prepared in the traditional way, over hot coals and buried in the ground. 

DAY 7: Rotorua - Napier (B,D)

Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as ‘The Art Deco Capital’. Board the Hawke’s Bay Express, where you will journey in style and hear informative commentary on the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy free time this afternoon.

Hotel Scenic Hotel Te Pania

DAY 8: Napier - Wellington (B,SD)

Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends.

Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room)

DAY 9: Depart Wellington (B)

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

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Guaranteed Departures

2019

Sep 1

Dec 9

2020

Jan 2, 30

Apr 18

May 16

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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

$4849

$4849

$4849

$4849

$5079

$5129

$5149

$5149

$5149

$5399

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$185

$185

$185

$185 

$245

$230

$190

$190

$190

$175

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$5034

$5034

$5034

$5034

$5324

$5359

$5339

$5339

$5339

$5574

Land Only

Single Supplement

$4549

$1290

Prices are in Australian Dollars. **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, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing & attractions.

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Single

Auckland

Wellington

$155

$155

$310

$310

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability.

 

9 Day Ultimate North Island Escape

An upmarket tour that hasn’t disappointed. Thanks.

G.H. (SA)

Brilliant coach – beautifully appointed, comfortable, luxurious. Won’t be able to travel any other way again!

UNKNOWN

We cannot praise the overall experience enough from the coach to the hotels and activities. The priority treatment we received was amazing and everything was superbly organised.

G&S.E. (UK)

Very pleased we opted for the 20 seat coach tour gaining access to events earlier, keys waiting for us at each hotel and similar events made it seem that we were on an ‘Ultimate Small Group’ tour!

M.A. (UK)