- Kauri Museum
- Waitangi Treaty Grounds
- Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
- Sky Tower
- Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour and Lunch
- Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge Ride
- Thermal mud pools and geysers
- Te Puia traditional Mãori Hãngi and Concert
- Auckland City Sights Tour
- Napier City Sights Tour
- Wellington City Sights Tour
9 Day Signature North Island
Enjoy authentic experiences of New Zealand’s North Island
TOUR CODE: SGPNI9
DURATION: 9 days
STYLE: Signature Mid-Size Group Tours
COACH: 32 seat Premium Economy
ACCOMMODATION: 4 Star
No hidden extras
- 32 Premium Economy Comfort seats on a full-size coach
- 2 door access; seat back tray table; cup holder
- Restroom; daily onboard Wi-Fi allowance
- Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival
- Return airport transfers in New Zealand
- Professional Coach Captain
- Tour Leader
- 8 nights 4 star accommodation
- 2 two night stays
- Hotel porterage
- 1 cruise
- All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
- Extensive Optional Activities
- Classic Documentation Pack
- 8 cooked breakfasts
- 6 sumptuous dinners including complimentary pre-dinner drink at the Welcome Dinner and 2 specialty dinners: Mãori Hãngi and Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner including pre-dinner drink, Wellington
- 1 Shire’s buffet lunch: Hobbiton
- Enjoy GPT Hotel Wine Time (discounted drinks)
Day 1: Dinner not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.
(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (SL) Specialty Lunch (D) Dinner (SD) Specialty Dinner
Arrive Auckland (D)
On arrival into Auckland, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoya complimentary pre-dinner drink when you meet your Tour Leader and travelling companions for dinner.
Hotel Sudima Auckland City
Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D)
Depart Auckland and travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy a visit and informativetalk 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 Government in 1840.
Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights)
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 or a spectacular scenic flight. This evening is also free, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).
Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands - Auckland (B)
This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Piercy Island, or as it is popularly known, the ‘Hole in the Rock’. Keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. Return to Paihia and travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. This evening is free to explore the many eateries surrounding your hotel.
Hotel Sudima Auckland City
Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D)
This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. 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 Pullman Rotorua (City View Room) (2 nights)
Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment and education that is 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 experience an entertaining Mãori Hãngi and Concert.
Hotel Pullman Rotorua (City View Room)
Rotorua - Napier - Masterton (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 a city tour will showcase an impressive collection of art deco buildings. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region.
Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park (Superior Rm)
Masterton - Greytown - Wellington (B,SD)
Enjoy a leisurely start before travelling to Greytown. Drive through the scenic Rimutaka Mountain Range into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital. This evening enjoy a pre-dinner drink and reminisce on memories shared with your new friends at the farewell dinner.
Hotel James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (Executive Room)
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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