Iconic North Island

8 Day Guided Tour from Wellington to Auckland with APT

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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Wellington
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Auckland
Accomodation
Accomodation
4.5 - 5 Star
40
Max Group Size
40
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
New Zealand
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
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Trip Code:
NZWAN8

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Wellington
On arrival, be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel where you have the afternoon to relax. Stay: InterContinental Wellington (D)
2 Wellington, Napier
Drive through the Rimutaka Ranges en route to Napier. Stay: Napier, Scenic Te Pania Hotel (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • On arrival in Napier, discover the city on an Art Deco tour.
3 Napier, Taupo, Rotorua
Journey through Esk Valley and Te Pohue, stopping at the charming town of Taupo. Travel to Rotorua, then tonight enjoy a special Signature Experience. Stay Two Nights: Millennium Hotel Rotorua, located on beautiful Lake Rotorua (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Enjoy the dance, music and culture of the Māori people during a traditional Hāngī feast.
4 Rotorua
Select from a range of activities today. The evening is yours at leisure to further explore. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu; experience Middle-earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set; or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Māori guide.
5 Rotorua, Auckland
Travel through Waikato farmland to Cambridge and Auckland. Choose from a range of included sightseeing activities today. Stay: Auckland, Crowne Plaza (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour; head off on a Waiheke Island wine and olive tasting tour; explore the Auckland Museum; get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium; or set off into the Waitakere Rainforest.
6 Auckland, Bay of Islands
Continue north to the Bay of Islands. Stay Two Nights: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Step aboard a catamaran and enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock.
7 Bay of Islands
Choose your Freedom of Choice sightseeing activity today, before enjoying a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Go sailing on a tall ship; embark on a dolphin-watching cruise; ferry to Russell; or visit Cape Reinga.
8 Bay of Islands, Depart Auckland
Travel from the Bay of Islands back to Auckland where your tour will conclude. (B)
1 Arrive Wellington
We'll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Stay: InterContinental Wellington (D)
2 Wellington, Napier
Today you'll drive through the Rimutaka Ranges en route to Napier. Stay: Napier, Scenic Te Pania Hotel (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • On arrival in Napier, discover the city on an Art Deco tour.
3 Napier, Taupo, Rotorua
Today, journey through Esk Valley and Te Pohue, stopping at the charming town of Taupo. Stay Two Nights: Millennium Hotel Rotorua (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Later, travel to Rotorua, where this evening you'll immerse yourself in Māori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hāngī Feast and performance.
4 Rotorua
This morning, it's time to explore Rotorua on your selected sightseeing activity. The evening is yours at leisure to further explore. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 'Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu or experience Middle-earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set.
5 Rotorua, Auckland
This morning, travel through Waikato's farmland to Cambridge and Auckland. Afterwards, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. Stay: Auckland, Crowne Plaza (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour; enjoy a unique All Blacks experience; visit Auckland Zoo to discover the native flora and fauna of New Zealand; or immerse yourself in a Make Believe Experience and journey behind the cinema curtain with the Academy Award-winning team at Weta Workshop; or escape the bustle of the city on a tour to Auckland's wild, black sand beaches and lush rainforest.
6 Auckland, Bay of Islands
Continue north to the Bay of Islands. Stay Two Nights: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Stop at Matakohe's Kauri Museum for an insight into the pioneering history of the Northland region.
7 Bay of Islands
Prepare to discover the Bay of Islands region (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • Meander through the inner islands, admiring the sandy beaches and rocky outcrops on a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock.
8 Bay of Islands, Depart Auckland
After breakfast, travel to Auckland where your New Zealand adventure concludes. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Discover the Bay of Islands region as you join a catamaran and enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock
  • Step back in time to the 1930s as you enjoy an Art Deco High Tea experience in the seaside city of Napier
  • Spend two nights amid the spectacular Bay of Islands, exploring all they have to offer
Trip Inclusions
  • Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
Included Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners are included throughout this tour
Accommodation
  • Discover an authentic and memorable experience that captures the essence of Wellington at this first-class hotel
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Ask us about pre and post accommodation
  • Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Journey Highlights
  • Discover the Bay of Islands region as you join a catamaran and enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock.
  • Step back in time to the 1930s as you enjoy an Art Deco guided walk in the seaside city of Napier.
  • Spend two nights amid the spectacular Bay of Islands, exploring all they have to offer.
Trip Inclusions
  • Experiences in 6 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions in two locations
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • Return airport transfers and porterage
Included Meals
  • A total of 12 meals
Accommodation
  • 7 nights hand-picked accommodation
  • Stay in centrally-located excellence at the Grand Millennium Auckland, and be at the heart of the cosmopolitan city
  • Discover an authentic and memorable experience that captures the essence of Wellington at the InterContinental Wellington.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, cruises, meals as specified and accommodation
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

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