6 Day Northern Rapture

Kirra Tour starting in Wellington and finishing in Auckland

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Kirra's 6 Day Northern Rapture. Join Kirra on a 6 day coach tour through the centre of the North Island experiencing the natural wonders of New Zealand such as the geothermal region of Rotorua and the stunning Coromandel Peninsula....read more
Overview
Operator: Kirra
Type: Tour (Affordable)
Style: Classic Collection
Max Group Size: 35
Duration: 6 Days
From: Wellington to Auckland
Tour Code: SJX
Visits: New Zealand
Our Price From:
$ 2,469
Per Person ($NZ)
Save This Month:
$ 130
Per Person ($NZ)
Day By Day
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1
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: Copthorne Oriental Bay Wellington
2
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 Two Nights: Sudima Lake Rotorua (B/D)
3
Rotorua Sightseeing
Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature's thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some 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)
4
Rotorua - Hobbiton - Pauanui
Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. On to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for our overnight stay. Stay: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge (B/D)
5
Pauanui - Coromandel - Auckland
The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. At the quaint township of Coromandel, ride the famous Driving Creek narrow gauge railway to a fascinating artist colony. On to Auckland, the 'City of Sails' and enjoy a farewell dinner tonight with drinks to celebrate with your new found friends. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel (B/D)
6
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)
1
Arrive Wellington
On arrival in Wellington, a Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is free to explore the nation’s capital before meeting up with your fellow travellers at dinner this evening. Stay: Copthorne Oriental Bay Wellington
2
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 Two Nights: Sudima Lake Rotorua (B/D)
3
Rotorua Sightseeing
Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature's thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some 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)
4
Rotorua - Hobbiton - Pauanui
Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. On to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for our overnight stay. Stay: Grand Mercure Puka Park Lodge (B/D)
5
Pauanui - Coromandel - Auckland
The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. At the quaint township of Coromandel, ride the famous Driving Creek narrow gauge railway to a fascinating artist colony. On to Auckland, the 'City of Sails' and enjoy a farewell dinner tonight with drinks to celebrate with your new found friends. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel (B/D)
6
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)
Kirra Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • 5 Nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Breakfasts (5) & Dinners (4)
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Services of a professional Coach Captain
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary airport transfers by private vehicle
Journey Highlights
  • Authentic Maori Village & Hangi
  • Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour
  • Wellington, the nation's capital
  • Geothermal Rotorua
  • Stunning Coromandel Peninsula
Iconic Sightseeing
  • Agrodome Farm Show
  • Visit Taupo & Huka Falls
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Entry to Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel
  • Auckland city tour
Journey Highlights
  • Authentic Maori Village & Hangi
  • Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour
  • Wellington, the nation's capital
  • Geothermal Rotorua
  • Stunning Coromandel Peninsula
Trip Inclusions
  • 5 nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Full breakfasts daily (B) & 5 dinners (D)
  • Travel by 5-star luxury 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
  • Agrodome Farm Show
  • Visit Taupo & Huka Falls
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Entry to Auckland Sky Tower
  • Auckland city tour
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
Reviews (1)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Northern Rapture with Kirra.
NSW, Australia
Jan 2018
“I can’t fault the trip.”
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I can’t fault the trip. It was my first time travelling alone and the travellers made me very welcome and included me. The accommodation was superb, except the first night at Wellington did not have an aircon. I managed with a fan but the coach driver didn’t even have a fan. It was a pity because the hotel was excellent otherwise with lovely food.

People do need to be aware that most of Hobbiton is uphill. There was a couple of people who struggled with the walk.
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12 Feb 2019
Sunday
17 Feb 2019

2,599

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130

per person

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05 Mar 2019
Sunday
10 Mar 2019

2,599

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130

per person

2,469

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Tuesday
19 Mar 2019
Sunday
24 Mar 2019

2,599

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130

per person

2,469

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02 Apr 2019
Sunday
07 Apr 2019

2,599

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130

per person

2,469

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Tuesday
16 Apr 2019
Sunday
21 Apr 2019

2,599

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130

per person

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Tuesday
12 Feb 2019
Sunday
17 Feb 2019

3,599

per person

180

solo traveller

3,419

solo traveller

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Tuesday
05 Mar 2019
Sunday
10 Mar 2019

3,599

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180

solo traveller

3,419

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Tuesday
19 Mar 2019
Sunday
24 Mar 2019

3,599

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180

solo traveller

3,419

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02 Apr 2019
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07 Apr 2019

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180

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3,419

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16 Apr 2019
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21 Apr 2019

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180

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Tuesday
15 Oct 2019
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20 Oct 2019

2,689

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301

per person

2,388

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19 Nov 2019
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24 Nov 2019

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21 Jan 2020
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26 Jan 2020

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Tuesday
03 Mar 2020
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08 Mar 2020

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Tuesday
17 Mar 2020
Sunday
22 Mar 2020

2,689

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301

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Tuesday
15 Oct 2019
Sunday
20 Oct 2019

3,689

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413

solo traveller

3,276

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Tuesday
19 Nov 2019
Sunday
24 Nov 2019

3,689

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413

solo traveller

3,276

solo traveller

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Tuesday
21 Jan 2020
Sunday
26 Jan 2020

3,689

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413

solo traveller

3,276

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Tuesday
03 Mar 2020
Sunday
08 Mar 2020

3,689

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413

solo traveller

3,276

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17 Mar 2020
Sunday
22 Mar 2020

3,689

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413

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3,276

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