Taste of the North Island

8 Day Guided Tour from Wellington to Auckland with Grand Pacific

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 8 Day Taste of the North Island. Designed for the time conscious traveller but still provides an extensive tour of the North Island at a relaxed pace. The tour is fully inclusive of quality accommodation with...read more

     
8
Days
Wellington
Auckland
Guided Tour
Affordable
48
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Countries Explored:
New Zealand
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Trip Reviews:
4.3 out of 5
4 Reviews
Trip Code:
GPNI08

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Wellington
On arrival into Wellington you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Ibis Wellington (D)
2 Wellington
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 (Gallipoli Exhibition will run until end April. May tours will receive a Guided Tour). 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. (B)
3 Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua
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. Stay Two Nights: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (B/D)
4 Rotorua
Today begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. Travel to the Agrodome for an action packed hour of entertainment. 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 you will experience an entertaining Maori Hangi & Concert. (B/SD)
5 Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands
This morning depart Rotorua and travel north to Auckland for a short stop. Continue via Whangarei to 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. Stay Two Nights: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (B/D)
6 Bay of Islands
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. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront. (B)
7 Bay of Islands - Auckland
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 newfound friends. Stay: Rydges Auckland (B/SD)
8 Depart Auckland
Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)
1 Arrive Wellington
On arrival into Wellington you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Ibis Wellington (D)
2 Wellington
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 (Gallipoli Exhibition will run until end April. May tours will receive a Guided Tour). 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. (B)
3 Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua
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. Stay Two Nights: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (B/D)
4 Rotorua
Today begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. Travel to the Agrodome for an action packed hour of entertainment. 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 you will experience an entertaining Maori Hangi & Concert. (B/SD)
5 Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands
This morning depart Rotorua and travel north to Auckland for a short stop. Continue via Whangarei to 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. Stay Two Nights: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (B/D)
6 Bay of Islands
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. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront. (B)
7 Bay of Islands - Auckland
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 newfound friends. Stay: Rydges Auckland (B/SD)
8 Depart Auckland
Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

Grand Pacific Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum
  • Skyline Gondola & Luge
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools and geysers Guided tour
  • Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Guided tour of Kauri Museum
  • City sights tour of Wellington & Auckland
Trip Inclusions
  • 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 Scenic Cruise
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
Included Meals
  • 7 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Stratosfare Restaurant - Rotorua
  • 6 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua, Farewell Dinner - Auckland (Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm)
Journey Highlights
  • Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum
  • Skyline Gondola & Luge
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools and geysers Guided tour
  • Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Guided tour of Kauri Museum
  • City sights tour of Wellington & Auckland
Trip Inclusions
  • 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 Scenic Cruise
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
Included Meals
  • 7 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Stratosfare Restaurant - Rotorua
  • 5 sumptuous dinners including 1 specialty dinner: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua (Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (4)

8 Day Taste of the North Island reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

Rating 4.3 out of 5
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“A comprehensive, safe and enlightening short getaway”
- VIC, Australia Jan 2019

We chose the North Island of New Zealand to experience the places we were interested in. It did this and more.

Only regret was that the hangi seemed staged; because it wasn't in an authentic Maori village.

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“Tour content and value was very good”
- VIC, Australia Oct 2015

Emily at Global Journeys handled everything extremely well. Grand Pacific inclusions were excellent. Overall the tour content and value was very good.

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“Fabulous holiday and trip”
- VIC, Australia Apr 2015

It was a fabulous holiday and trip, the driver was knowledgeable, entertaining and fun to be with, our group was lovely. The places chosen were tops, Bay of Islands was just a dream, we were lucky, it was sunny on our Catamaran cruise day, heaven. If any very tiny suggestions, the rooms in Wellington were a fraction small and some of the room heating systems were not really adequate, these factors did not detract from what was a wonderful time. Thank you for your efforts in providing us with a...read more

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“Bay of Islands not to be missed”
- VIC, Australia Jan 2015 1 Helpful Vote

Bay of Islands was the highlight of the tour and not to be missed! Great location. Other accommodation was basic. Wi fi was expensive after the initial offer and slow to download! Excellent coach driver Russell who included some extra information and detours to the trip. Confusion at airport as flights were delayed but taxi company helped us out for transfers! Strange sheet policy in New Zealand, no ironing, beds looked unclean???? Good mix of people but joining the group halfway through the tour...read more

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