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

9 Day Ultimate North Island Escape

TOUR CODE: UGPNI9

Inclusions

PREPAID ATTRACTIONS

  • Kauri Museum
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds*
  • Hole in the Rock Cruise including Island Stopover
  • Sky Tower
  • Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour and Lunch
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools and geysers*
  • Te Puia traditional Mãori Hãngi and Concert
  • Hawke’s Bay Express Napier

*Guided tour.

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING

  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Personalised Meet and 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 accommodation
  • 2 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 cruise
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack

MEALS

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

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. This evening, 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, depart Auckland and travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum in Matakohe, then travel via Whangarei 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 Mãori tribes and the British.

Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights)

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

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach, a spectacular scenic flight over the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands or you
might be interested to sail in a classic tall ship. This evening is also at leisure, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional) or try one of the waterfront restaurants.

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

This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran. Spend some time at Otehei Bay on Urapukapuka Island before you cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. On return to Paihia travel south via Whangarei to Auckland.

Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland

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

An Auckland city sights tour includes a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Standing at 328 metres tall, it has become an iconic lankmark in Auckland’s skyline. Continue through the  picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a buffet lunch. This is followed by a guided tour of the Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth.

Hotel Regent of Rotorua or similar (2 nights)

DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD)

Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. This 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. 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. This evening you will experience an entertaining Mãori cultural performance which features the graceful poi dance and ferocious haka. This is follow by a Hãngi feast, prepared in the traditional way, over hot coals and buried in the ground.

DAY 7: Rotorua - Napier (B,D)

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as ‘The Art Deco Capital’, where the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world can be found. Board the Hawke’s Bay Express and hear informative commentary on the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city, you might choose to do a guided walk (optional).

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

2020

Sep 1, 24

Dec 9

2021

Jan 2, 30

Feb 8

Apr 5

May 16

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Pricing

TOUR PRICES including airfares

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

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Canberra

Cairns

Adelaide

Hobart

Launceston

Perth

$5019

$5019

$5019

$5019

$5249

$5299

$5319

$5319

$5319

$5569

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$195

$195

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$170

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$5214

$5214

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$5494

$5544

$5514

$5499

$5499

$5739

Land Only

Single Supplement

$4719

$1390

Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

The above pricing is in Australian dollars and relevant to traveller’s ex Australia only. International travellers will be quoted in local currency by a travel provider based on New Zealand dollar pricing.


ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE 

Tour includes airfares, taxes, transfers in NZ, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most  meals, sightseeing and attractions.

pre/ post stays

City Twin Share Single

Auckland

Wellington

$160

$160

$320

$320

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)

The quality of service and attention to detail was amazing. Best coach trip ever!

D.N (QLD)

We enjoyed our holiday immensely. It was our first bus tour and we loved how we got to know most of the other travellers which would not have been so easy in a large group. Love the seat rotation too. Plenty of breaks between destinations was another plus. Everything was well organised, down to the smallest details.

A&R.S.(QLD)

Completely enjoyed whole experience. Very professional operation. Everything we wanted taken care of.

J&K.K. (VIC)