Northern Escape

9 Day Small Group Tour from Auckland to Wellington with Kirra

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

     
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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Auckland
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Wellington
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 - 4.5 Star
24
Max Group Size
24
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
New Zealand
Trip Operated By:
Kirra
Kirra
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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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 (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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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

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Saturday 11 Jan 2020 Sunday 19 Jan 2020 419per person 4,346per person Enquire
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Trip Notes
Trip prices are per person, and reflect applicable discounts. Discounts are subject to availability, exclusive to Global Journeys and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change by Kirra. Full terms & conditions are available here.