7 Day Northern Highlights

Kirra Guided Tour starting in Wellington and finishing in Auckland

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Operator: Kirra
Type: Coach Tour (Low Cost)
Style: Highlights Collection
Duration: 7 Days
From: Wellington to Auckland
Tour Code: LBN
Visits: New Zealand
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Arrive Wellington

Welcome to New Zealand! A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your hotel. Stay: Travelodge Wellington

Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua

Leaving the city behind, we travel through rolling farmland as we enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo, Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls before reaching Rotorua, centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Stay: Ibis Rotorua (2 nights) (B)


Visit Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Centre. Witness all of nature's thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Free time this afternoon for optional activities before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka. (B/D)

Rotorua - Hobbiton - Paihia

Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region. At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour. Enjoy a visit to this famous set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Later, travel across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and drive north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Stay Two Nights: Kingsgate Autolodge (B/D)

At leisure in the Bay of Islands

A free day to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will happily assist with arranging optional activities for you. Why not try a full day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand's northern most point. Alternatively, explore the village of Russell, New Zealand's first settlement and visit its historic Church, Mission House and Museum or enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse & the famous 'Hole in the Rock' … the choices are many. (B)

Bay of Islands - Matakohe - Auckland

At the Kauri Museum in Matakohe, learn about the Kauri tree and the fascinating story of the pioneering days through the use of Kauri timber and Kauri gum, as well as viewing the collection of antique Kauri furniture and restored machinery. Upon arrival into Auckland, take a brief city tour before arriving at your accommodation. This afternoon is at leisure to wander round the city, do some sightseeing or last minute shopping. Stay: Scenic Auckland Hotel (B)

Depart Auckland

It is time to say farewell to your travelling companions. You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to join your flight home. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • 6 Nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Breakfasts (6) & Dinners (2)
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Services of a professional Coach Captain
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary airport transfers by private vehicle

Tour Highlights

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Operator Details

Region: New Zealand
Style: Highlights Collection
Accommodation: 3+ Star
Location: Central - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Not Included
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Gratuities: Optional on Tour
Max Group Size: 48 (Avg. 45)
Free WiFi: No
* Source: Kirra for trips in New Zealand. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (1)


Trip Date: 24/01/2016

“Great fun holiday”

The journey was a very smooth booking, Yvonne is very helpful and provided quick responses. The trip was good except included dinner in Hamilton, the restaurant only focus on beer brewery tour, the meal was very late, customer service was not good at all. Also not enough time during stay in Bay of Islands, we could join only one optional tour, if stay longer would be wonderful.

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