9 Day Northern Escape

Kirra Small Group Tour starting in Auckland and finishing in Wellington

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Kirra's 9 Day Northern Escape. Join Kirra on a 9 day tour of the North Island experiencing New Zealand, from natural wonders to wineries. Designed for smaller groups, this tour aims to keep your experience exclusive and intimate. Some of your holiday highlights include an exclusive...read more
Overview
Operator: Kirra
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Style: Platinum Collection
Max Group Size: 24
Duration: 9 Days
From: Auckland to Wellington
Tour Code: NE
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: New Zealand
Our Price From:
$ 3,996
Per Person ($NZ)
Save This Month:
$ 529
Per Person ($NZ)
Day By Day
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1
Arrive Auckland
'Haere Mai'... Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand! On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where you'll enjoy a welcome drinks reception. Stay Two Nights: Pullman Hotel Auckland
2
Waiheke Island, Devonport
After a leisurely start to the day, a brief ferry ride brings us to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a special lunch at the beautiful Mudbrick Winery with its spectacular views overlooking the Hauraki Gulf looking back to the city skyline. Later this afternoon, there is the opportunity to visit the historic and trendy seaside village of Devonport. (B/L)
3
Hobbiton, Rotorua
Travel south to Matamata, home to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. Situated on private farmland, you'll be treated to a fun and interesting guided tour before continuing on to the geothermal city of Rotorua. Tonight, enjoy a lakeside BBQ at our hotel. Stay Two Nights: Millennium Hotel (B/D)
4
Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Te Wairoa Buried Village
Today's highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. This afternoon, travel past the Blue & Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, we visit Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance. (B/D)
5
Lake Taupo, Napier
Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal project and then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world's finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon. Stay Two Nights: The County Hotel (B)
6
At leisure in the Hawke's Bay
Widely regarded as the 'Tuscany of the South Pacific', this region boasts some of New Zealand's best and oldest wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Craggy Range Winery in the stunning Tuki Tuki Valley for a sumptuous dinner in its French bistro inspired restaurant, 'Terroir'. (B/D)
7
Wairarapa, Wellington
Travel this morning through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region en-route to Wellington, the nation's capital, where you enjoy a brief sightseeing and orientation tour before checking into your accommodation.Stay Two Nights: The Bolton Hotel (B)
8
Explore the Nation's Capital
Recently named the 'coolest little capital in the world' by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills. (B)
9
Depart Wellington
Your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Wellington airport to connect with your onward flight home. (B)
1
Arrive Auckland
'Haere Mai'... Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand! On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where you'll enjoy a welcome drinks reception. Stay Two Nights: Pullman Hotel Auckland (D)
2
Day trip to Waiheke Island
After a leisurely start to the day, a brief ferry ride brings us to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a tour of the island before sitting down to a special lunch at the beautiful Mudbrick Winery, with its spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf looking back to the city skyline. (B/L)
3
Hobbiton, Rotorua
Travel south to Matamata, home to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. This location is the largest “green set” in the world and the only part of the set remaining in New Zealand. You will see hobbit holes, the Mill and Double Arch Bridge and the Party Tree. Be sure to take a photo at the gate to Bilbo Baggins house, “Bag End”, looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. Later we continue our journey to the geothermal city of Rotorua. Stay Two Nights: Millennium Hotel (B/D)
4
Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Te Wairoa Buried Village
Today's highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. This afternoon, travel past the Blue & Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, we visit Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance. (B/D)
5
Lake Taupo, Napier
Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal project and then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world's finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon. Stay Two Nights: The Crown Hotel (B)
6
At leisure in the Hawke's Bay
Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery established by a group of French missionaries in 1851. Enjoy wine tastings followed by a fine dining experience in the elegantly restored seminary with its sweeping views over the vineyards, city and the coast beyond. (B/D)
7
Wairarapa, Wellington
Travel this morning through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region en-route to Wellington, the nation's capital, where you enjoy a brief sightseeing and orientation tour before checking into your accommodation. Stay Two Nights: The Bolton Hotel (B)
8
Explore the Nation's Capital
Named the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills. (B)
9
Depart Wellington
Your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Wellington airport to connect with your onward flight home. (B)
Kirra Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • Maximum group size 24 guests
  • Travel in absolute luxury on one of Kirra's brand new Platinum coaches. Launching in 2018 with exclusive VIP 2+1 row coach seats, enjoy a genuine Business Class travelling experience.
  • 8 nights premium hotel and lodge accommodation
  • Breakfasts (8), Lunches (1) & Dinners (3)
  • Guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • Hotel Porterage
  • Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival & departure
Journey Highlights
  • Dine at some of New Zealand's leading wineries
  • Traditional Maori Hangi (feast) & Cultural Evening
  • Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise
  • 2 night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier & Wellington
  • Te Papa National Museum
Iconic Sightseeing
  • Cruise by ferry to Waiheke Island
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour & Lunch
  • Blue & Green Lakes, Te Wairoa Buried Village
  • Wairakei Geothermal region & mighty Huka Falls
  • Guided Art Deco Walk in Napier
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
Journey Highlights
  • Dine at some of New Zealand's leading wineries
  • Traditional Maori Hangi (feast) & Cultural Evening
  • Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise
  • 2 night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier & Wellington
  • Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland
Trip Inclusions
  • 8 nights luxury hotel and boutique accommodation
  • Full breakfasts daily (B) 1 lunch (L) & 4 dinners (D)
  • Welcome dinner and drinks on arrival
  • Travel by purpose built, luxury Platinum Touring coach
  • Guided by a professional Driver Guide
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure
Iconic Sightseeing
  • Cruise & tour to Waiheke Island
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour
  • Te Wairoa Buried Village
  • Wairakei Geothermal region & mighty Huka Falls
  • Guided Art Deco Walk in Napier
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
Kirra
Kirra Reviews: (16)
Tours on Sale: 12
Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 48 & 24
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: New Zealand
Prices & Dates
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As a solo traveller we give you the option of a guaranteed single room when you purchase the single supplement. Alternatively, we can match you with another traveller (of the same gender) on a Twin Share basis. There may be instances where there are no other solo travellers on tour, and in these cases we will provide you with a single room at no extra cost. Whilst we do try our best to match individuals together we remind you that in selecting the share option, compatibility cannot be guaranteed and this offer is conditional on acceptance of this factor.
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Saturday
02 Feb 2019
Sunday
10 Feb 2019

4,525

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529

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23 Feb 2019
Sunday
03 Mar 2019

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per person

3,996

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16 Mar 2019
Sunday
24 Mar 2019

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529

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Saturday
06 Apr 2019
Sunday
14 Apr 2019

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3,996

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Saturday
02 Feb 2019
Sunday
10 Feb 2019

6,275

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733

solo traveller

5,542

solo traveller

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Saturday
23 Feb 2019
Sunday
03 Mar 2019

6,275

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733

solo traveller

5,542

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Saturday
16 Mar 2019
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24 Mar 2019

6,275

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733

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Saturday
06 Apr 2019
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14 Apr 2019

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733

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Saturday
19 Oct 2019
Sunday
27 Oct 2019

4,765

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534

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4,231

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Saturday
09 Nov 2019
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17 Nov 2019

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11 Jan 2020
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19 Jan 2020

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01 Feb 2020
Sunday
09 Feb 2020

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534

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Saturday
22 Feb 2020
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01 Mar 2020

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534

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Saturday
14 Mar 2020
Sunday
22 Mar 2020

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Saturday
11 Apr 2020
Sunday
19 Apr 2020

4,765

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534

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Saturday
19 Oct 2019
Sunday
27 Oct 2019

6,449

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722

solo traveller

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Saturday
09 Nov 2019
Sunday
17 Nov 2019

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722

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Saturday
11 Jan 2020
Sunday
19 Jan 2020

6,449

per person

722

solo traveller

5,727

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Saturday
01 Feb 2020
Sunday
09 Feb 2020

6,449

per person

722

solo traveller

5,727

solo traveller

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Saturday
22 Feb 2020
Sunday
01 Mar 2020

6,449

per person

722

solo traveller

5,727

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Saturday
14 Mar 2020
Sunday
22 Mar 2020

6,449

per person

722

solo traveller

5,727

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Saturday
11 Apr 2020
Sunday
19 Apr 2020

6,449

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722

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5,727

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