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Discover New Zealand’s scenic North Island!

The North Island of New Zealand presents a blend of island sanctuaries, vibrant cities, and rich cultural heritage, offering a diverse and captivating holiday experience. 

From the geothermal wonders of Rotorua to the vibrant cities of Auckland and Wellington, the North Island is a must visit destination that will leave a lasting memory. Discover it all on a 9 Day North Island tour with Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Coach Holiday specialist.  

Begin your adventure in Auckland, known as the "City of Sails”, where modern city life blends harmoniously with breathtaking natural beauty. Explore a vibrant tapestry of culinary delights, diverse cultures, rich art, and panoramic landscapes.  

Auckland - The "City of Sails"

From Auckland, embark on a scenic journey to Paihia, nestled in the heart of the stunning Bay of Islands. Along the way, delve into the cultural significance of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with a guided tour, where the historic treaty between Māori tribes and the British was signed. 

During your two-night stay in Paihia, take the opportunity to unwind and discover the enchanting landscapes of the Bay of Islands. Numerous optional activities are available for you to enjoy at your leisure, ensuring a truly memorable experience. Jump on board a luxury catamaran as you cruise Cape Brett, keeping an eye out for dolphins and other marine life as you sail closer to the main destination, the famous ‘Hole in the Rock.’ 

The stunning beauty of the Bay of Islands

Back in Auckland, enjoy an exciting City Sights tour, including a visit to the must-see Sky Tower with panoramic 360-degree views across the city.  

Witness the stunning countryside as you venture out of Auckland and towards the infamous Hobbiton™ Movie Set. A guided tour of the 12-acre set, will take you past whimsical Hobbit Holes, the Mill and into the Green Dragon Inn where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage. Venture beyond the door and into an authentic Hobbit Hole interior for a fully immersive experience. Also enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch heaving with traditional hobbit fayre. 

Hobbiton™ Movie Set

Relax and unwind with a two-night stay in the geothermal paradise of Rotorua. Experience an hour of engaging farming entertainment at Agrodome, followed by a mesmerizing display of boiling mud pools and geysers at Te Puia. In the evening, savour a traditional Hāngi feast, cooked in the authentic manner over hot coals and buried in the earth, whilst being captivated by an entertaining Māori cultural performance, showcasing the elegant poi dance and powerful haka. 

Geothermal wonders of Rotorua

Set out from Rotorua and journey along the Thermal Explorer Highway towards Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Proceed to Napier, renowned as 'The Art Deco Capital', boasting the world's most extensive array of art deco architecture. Listen to informative commentary about the city's intriguing history while admiring its breathtaking architectural marvels. 

Travel further South to finish your tour in the nation’s Capital, Wellington. Surrounded by nature, Wellington is a smaller city with a colourful mix of culture, history and fabulous cuisine. A highlight in Wellington is a visit to Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Experience the Gallipoli: A Scale of War Exhibition, where cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. On the final night in Wellington, enjoy a farewell dinner with your newfound friends.  

The coolest little capital - Wellington


The 9 Day North Island itinerary is available to travel by either Ultimate Small Group Tour or Signature Mid-Size Group Tour. 

Ultimate Small Group Tour 

The itinerary is specifically tailored to provide the highest level of comfort, service and quality without compromise. Travel "Business Class on Wheels" on a full-size, purpose built, state-of-the-art coach with a maximum of only 20 passengers. 

Ultimate 20 seat coach 

Signature Mid-Size Group Tour 

Travel in the Premium Economy comfort of a full-size coach, touring with a mid-size group of up to 32 travellers, fully escorted. The Signature coaches are beautifully crafted offering an array of onboard features. 

Signature 32 seat coach 


Tours include airfares and taxes, return airport transfers in New Zealand, stylish coach travel, 4 - 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions. 

New Zealand’s North Island is a truly stunning place rich with culture and sensational scenery; experience it all on one of Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day North Island tours.

*Airfares and taxes are only included on tours that depart from Australia. 

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Port of Departure

To enable us to present you with the best Tour Pricing and Bonus Offers please select your intended Port of Departure and Accommodation Room Type. If you do not require an air inclusive package, please select LAND ONLY.

All prices are in Australian Dollars. For air inclusive package pricing, airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your Travel Agent at the time of booking.