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Affordable North Island

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.3 Based on 4 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Fully Guided Coach Group Scenic / Sightseeing
Our Price From 2,538 Per Person
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 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Wellington
 Trip Finishes
Auckland
8 Day Affordable North Island Itinerary (Grand Pacific)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Accommodation
3 - 3.5 Star
Max. Group Size
48
Trip Style
Classic Affordable
Trip Code
CGPN8

Overview

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 8 Day Affordable North Island. Designed for the time conscious traveller but still provides an extensive tour of the North Island at a relaxed pace. The tour is fully inclusive of quality accommodation with 2 night stays in Wellington, Rotorua and the Bay of Islands as well as a host of iconic attractions.

Itinerary

On arrival into Wellington you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Ibis Wellington (D)

A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa , New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements. (B)

Depart Wellington and view the snow-capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls, then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Stay Two Nights: Distinction Rotorua (B/D)

Today begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. Travel to the Agrodome for an action packed hour of entertainment. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening you will experience an entertaining Maori Hangi & Concert. (B/SD)

This morning depart Rotorua and travel north to Auckland for a short stop. Continue via Whangarei to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Stay Two Nights: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (B/D)

Today you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran. Cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock, keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. Return to Paihia for a free afternoon where a range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront. This evening is also free, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional). (B)

Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner with your newfound friends. Stay: Rydges Auckland (B/D)

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum
  • Skyline Gondola & Luge
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools and geysers Guided tour
  • Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Kauri Museum
  • City sights tour of Wellington & Auckland

  • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 48 seat modern coach travel, 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain and Tour Leader
  • 7 nights 3.5 star accommodation
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 cruise
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack

  • 7 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Stratosfare Restaurant - Rotorua
  • 5 sumptuous dinners including 1 specialty dinner: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm

Trip Reviews (4) Most Recent 'Affordable North Island' Reviews

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A comprehensive, safe and enlightening short getaway 0 , VIC, Australia, Jan 2019
We chose the North Island of New Zealand to experience the places we were interested in. It did this and more.
Only regret was that the hangi seemed staged; because it wasn't in an authentic Maori village.
Tour content and value was very good 0 , VIC, Australia, Oct 2015
Emily at Global Journeys handled everything extremely well. Grand Pacific inclusions were excellent. Overall the tour content and value was very good.
Fabulous holiday and trip 0 , VIC, Australia, Apr 2015
It was a fabulous holiday and trip, the driver was knowledgeable, entertaining and fun to be with, our group was lovely. The places chosen were tops, Bay of Islands was just a dream, we were lucky, it was sunny on our Catamaran cruise day, heaven. If any very tiny suggestions, the rooms in Wellington were a fraction small and some of the room heating ...read more systems were not really adequate, these factors did not detract from what was a wonderful time. Thank you for your efforts in providing us with a lovely time.
Bay of Islands not to be missed 1 , VIC, Australia, Jan 2015
Bay of Islands was the highlight of the tour and not to be missed! Great location. Other accommodation was basic. Wi fi was expensive after the initial offer and slow to download! Excellent coach driver Russell who included some extra information and detours to the trip. Confusion at airport as flights were delayed but taxi company helped us out for ...read more transfers! Strange sheet policy in New Zealand, no ironing, beds looked unclean???? Good mix of people but joining the group halfway through the tour seemed a disadvantage. Some very interesting museums etc, places you might not thought of visiting were included! We liked the natural, ruggedness of the North Island but as everyone on the tour said the South Island was the best we should like to return to see for ourselves and take advantage of your offer in the near future. Thank you for organising a memorable holiday and would recommend Global Journeys to others.
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Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Grand Pacific.

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