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Classic North Island

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Fully Guided Coach Group Scenic / Sightseeing
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 Trip Length
9 Days
 Trip Starts
Auckland
 Trip Finishes
Wellington
9 Day Classic North Island Itinerary (Grand Pacific)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Accommodation
4 Star
Max. Group Size
48
Trip Style
Classic
Trip Code
CGPS9

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 9 Day Classic North Island. This tour is ideal for the time conscious traveller and offers unbeatable value and provides an excellent coverage of the North Island. The great thing about this tour is that it is fully inclusive which means you are not constantly putting your hand in your pocket once on tour. It provides an excellent range of superior hotel accommodation, luxury coach travel with a professional Coach Captain, cooked breakfasts and dinners plus a comprehensive range of prepaid activities including a number of specialty mea...read morels.

Itinerary

On arrival into Auckland, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Stay: Skycity Hotel (D)

Depart Auckland and travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum in Matakohe, then travel to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Stay Two Nights: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar (B/D)

Today is a free day for you to explore an array of exciting activities available in the beautiful Bay of Islands (own expense). Perhaps you would enjoy a day tour to the very top of New Zealand including a drive along the sands of Ninety Mile Beach before visiting the lighthouse at Cape Reinga, or you may wish to partake in a spectacular scenic flight. There are also many water activities. Swim with dolphins, sail on a Tall Ship, or try your hand at fishing. The choice is yours and your Coach Captain will be available to assist. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional). (B)

This morning 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 and travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower at leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. This evening is also free to explore the many eateries surrounding your hotel. Stay: Skycity Auckland (B)

Today enjoy a city sights tour of Auckland. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for buffet lunch. This is followed by a guided tour of the Movie Set from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will recont details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was trasnformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. Stay Two Nights: Distinction Rotorua (B/L/D)

Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening you will experience an entertaining Mãori cultural performance which features the graceful poi dance and ferocious haka. This is followed by a Hãngi feast prepared in the traditional way, over hot coals and buried in the ground. (B/SD)

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier "The Art Deco Capital Of The World", where a city tour will showcase the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region, known for its world-class pinot noirs and sauvignon blancs. Stay: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park Wairarapa (B/D)

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before travelling to Greytown to see the most complete examples of original Victorian wooden architecture. Drive through Featherston and the Rimutaka Mountain Range into Wellington. Enjoy a city tour of the nation's capital which highlights the history and culture on show here. Stay: James Cook Grand Chancellor (Executive Room) (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

  • Kauri Museum
  • Guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Dolphin & Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Sky Tower
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Lunch
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools and geysers Guided tour
  • Te Puia traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • City sights tour of Auckland, Napier & Wellington

  • 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
  • 8 nights 4 star accommodation
  • 2 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 cruise
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack

  • 8 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Stratosfare Restaurant - Rotorua
  • 6 sumptuous dinners including a specialty dinner: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua
  • 1 Shire's buffet lunch: Hobbiton

  • 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
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