8 Day Spectacular North

Kirra Small Group Tour starting in Wellington and finishing in Auckland

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Kirra's 8 Day Spectacular North. Embark on an 8 day exploration of the North Island of New Zealand. Designed for smaller groups, this tour aims to keep your experience exclusive and intimate with a maximum of 24 guests. Some of your holiday highlights include a stay in the Tongariro...read more
Overview
Operator: Kirra
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Style: Platinum Collection
Max Group Size: 24
Duration: 8 Days
From: Wellington to Auckland
Tour Code: ZVX
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: New Zealand
Our Price From:
$ 3,408
Per Person ($NZ)
Save This Month:
$ 451
Per Person ($NZ)
Day By Day
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1
Arrive Wellington
Kia Ora. Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand. A Kirra representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Stay: The Bolton Hotel
2
Martinborough Wine Village
The town of Martinborough is located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region and because of its close proximity to Wellington, makes it a popular weekend destination for locals. Many boutique wineries are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well known for its production of Pinot Noir wines. Stay: The Martinborough Hotel (B/D)
3
Pukaha Mount Bruce, Tongariro National Park
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country's most threatened wildlife and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Continue north along the Desert Road to Tongariro, New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. Stay: The Chateau Tongariro (B/D)
4
Taupo, Rotorua
First stop today is Taupo where you will enjoy time to stroll around this popular lakeside resort. View the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the geothermal resort of Rotorua. This evening, we enjoy a tour of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka. Stay Two Nights: Millennium Rotorua (B/D)
5
Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Redwood Treetop Walk
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. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua's gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird's eye perspective of these 110 year old trees and the lush flora below. (B)
6
Rotorua, Hobbiton, Auckland
Cross the Mamaku Ranges this morning and leave Rotorua behind, travelling into the lush farmlands of the Waikato, a peaceful and idyllic area noted for dairy farming and its horse studs. Arrive into Matamata and meet your guide who will escort your group on a fun and interesting Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour, taking in the picturesque set locations and providing a deeper look behind the scenes of the filming for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. After your tour enjoy a a fully themed Marquee Festive Feast. Later travel onto Auckland the "City of Sails" for a City Sights Tour before arriving at your hotel for an evening at leisure. Stay Two Nights: Pullman Auckland Hotel  (B)
7
At leisure in Auckland
With a full day to explore the vibrant city of Auckland why not take a stroll and check out the cafe culture evident in the city's winding laneways or the fabulous Viaduct precinct. No visit would be complete without a trip to the summit of the magnificent Skytower, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with drinks to celebrate with your new-found friends. (B/D)
8
Depart Auckland
Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. (B)
1
Arrive Wellington
Kia Ora. Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand. A Kirra representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Stay: The Bolton Hotel
2
Martinborough Wine Village
Today begins with a guided tour of Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Travel on to Martinborough, located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region and a popular weekend destination for locals. Many boutique wineries are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well known for its production of Pinot Noir wines. Enjoy a wine tasting at the awardwinning Palliser Estate vineyard before checking into your accommodation. Stay: Peppers Parehua Country Estate (B/D)
3
Pukaha Mount Bruce, Taupo
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country's most threatened wildlife and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Travel along Desert Road, skirting Tongariro National Park to arrive at Taupo, a popular lakeside resort. Stay: Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels (B/D)
4
Taupo, Rotorua
Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and fascinating Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu. Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, this uniquely different natural landscape is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction Tonight, visit the award winning Tamaki Village and enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka. Stay Two Nights: Millennium Rotorua (B/D)
5
Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Redwood Treetop Walk
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. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua's gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird's eye perspective of these 110 year old trees and the lush flora below. (B)
6
Rotorua, Hobbiton, Auckland
Cross the Mamaku Ranges this morning and leave Rotorua behind, travelling into the lush farmlands of the Waikato, a peaceful and idyllic area noted for dairy farming and its horse studs. Arrive into Matamata and meet your guide who will escort your group on a fun and interesting Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour, taking in the picturesque set locations and providing a deeper look behind the scenes of the filming for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. After your tour enjoy a a fully themed Marquee Festive Feast. Later travel onto Auckland the "City of Sails" for a City Sights Tour before arriving at your hotel for an evening at leisure. Stay Two Nights: Pullman Auckland Hotel (B)
7
At leisure in Auckland
Today is free to explore New Zealand’s largest and most vibrant city. Perhaps take the ferry to Waiheke Island and enjoy lunch at one of the many superb vineyards, stroll around the trendy suburbs of Parnell and Ponsonby or sail Waitemata Harbour aboard a genuine America’s Cup racing yacht. Your options are many. This evening, join your friends for a farewell dinner and drinks while reliving the many great experiences shared. (B/D)
8
Depart Auckland
Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. (B)
Kirra Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • Maximum group size 24 guests
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • Breakfasts (7) & Dinners (4)
  • 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.
  • Guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • Hotel Porterage
  • Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival & departure
Journey Highlights
  • Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre guided tour
  • Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise
  • Traditional Maori Hangi (feast) & Cultural Evening
  • Boutique wine village of Martinborough
  • Stay in the Tongariro National Park
  • 2 night stopovers in Auckland & Rotorua
Iconic Sightseeing
  • Wine tasting, Martinborough
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Treetop eco-walk amongst the Redwoods
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour & Lunch
  • Wairakei Geothermal region & mighty Huka Falls
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
Journey Highlights
  • Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre guided tour
  • Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise
  • Traditional Maori Hangi (feast) & Cultural Evening
  • Boutique wine village of Martinborough
  • Stay in the Tongariro National Park
  • Auckland, the City of Sails
  • Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua
  • Wellington, the nation’s capital
Trip Inclusions
  • 7 nights luxury hotel and boutique accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily (B) 1 lunch (L) & 4 dinners (D)
  • 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
  • Wine tasting, Martinborough
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Treetop eco-walk amongst the Redwoods
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour & Lunch
  • Wairakei Geothermal region & mighty Huka Falls
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
Kirra
Kirra Reviews: (17)
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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Wednesday
27 Mar 2019
Wednesday
03 Apr 2019

3,859

per person

451

per person

3,408

per person

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Wednesday
27 Mar 2019
Wednesday
03 Apr 2019

5,329

per person

622

solo traveller

4,707

solo traveller

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Wednesday
30 Oct 2019
Wednesday
06 Nov 2019

3,969

per person

445

per person

3,524

per person

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Wednesday
27 Nov 2019
Wednesday
04 Dec 2019

3,969

per person

445

per person

3,524

per person

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Wednesday
11 Dec 2019
Wednesday
18 Dec 2019

3,969

per person

445

per person

3,524

per person

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Wednesday
22 Jan 2020
Wednesday
29 Jan 2020

3,969

per person

445

per person

3,524

per person

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Wednesday
04 Mar 2020
Wednesday
11 Mar 2020

3,969

per person

445

per person

3,524

per person

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Wednesday
01 Apr 2020
Wednesday
08 Apr 2020

3,969

per person

445

per person

3,524

per person

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Wednesday
30 Oct 2019
Wednesday
06 Nov 2019

5,375

per person

602

solo traveller

4,773

solo traveller

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Wednesday
27 Nov 2019
Wednesday
04 Dec 2019

5,375

per person

602

solo traveller

4,773

solo traveller

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Wednesday
11 Dec 2019
Wednesday
18 Dec 2019

5,375

per person

602

solo traveller

4,773

solo traveller

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Wednesday
22 Jan 2020
Wednesday
29 Jan 2020

5,375

per person

602

solo traveller

4,773

solo traveller

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Wednesday
04 Mar 2020
Wednesday
11 Mar 2020

5,375

per person

602

solo traveller

4,773

solo traveller

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Wednesday
01 Apr 2020
Wednesday
08 Apr 2020

5,375

per person

602

solo traveller

4,773

solo traveller

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