Northern Spectacular

9 Day Guided Tour from Auckland to Wellington with Grand Pacific

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 9 Day Northern Spectacular. 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...read more

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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Auckland
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Wellington
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
48
Max Group Size
48
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
New Zealand
Trip Operated By:
Grand Pacific
Grand Pacific
186 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
6 Reviews
Trip Code:
GPNI09

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Auckland
On arrival into Auckland, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Stay: Skycity Hotel (D)
2 Auckland - Bay of Islands
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)
3 Bay of Islands (Free Day)
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)
4 Bay of Islands - Auckland

This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Piercy Island, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’. Return to Paihia and travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. This evening is also free to explore the variety of eateries surrounding the hotel. Stay: Skycity Auckland (B/D)

5 Auckland - Rotorua
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: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Superior Rooms) (B/L/D)
6 Rotorua
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)
7 Rotorua - Napier - Masterton
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 (B/D)
8 Masterton - Greytown - Wellington
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)
9 Depart Wellington
Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

Grand Pacific Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • 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
Trip Inclusions
  • 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
Included Meals
  • 8 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Stratosfare Restaurant - Rotorua
  • 6 sumptuous dinners including a specialty dinner: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua (Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm)
  • 1 Shire's buffet lunch: Hobbiton
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (6)

9 Day Northern Spectacular reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“New Zealand North Island coach tour”
- VIC, Australia Oct 2019 View Photo

We would happily travel with Grand Pacific again and would definitely recommend them highly. Our coach driver did the commentary and he was extremely knowledgeable and humourous too. Our tour guide worked tirelessly organising us all and rounding us up when required. We were very lucky to have a small group of 23 passengers on a 48 seater coach which made it very comfortable for travelling with room to spread out. My only complaints about the trip was that perhaps the company tried to actually...read more

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“Northern Spectacular”
- NSW, Australia Mar 2019

The highlight for us was the Bay of Islands. The weather was beautiful and sunny. We had a great day on the ocean, pods of dolphins surrounded the boat and put on a wonderful display. The ocean was very calm and we went through the Hole in the Rock as well as seeing great scenery.
The whole 9 days were filled with great experiences, Napier was a lovely town and the walking tour was well worth doing. We also loved Wellington, so much to see and do. The whole experience...read more

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“Worry-free holiday”
- NSW, Australia Feb 2018

We really enjoyed our trip around New Zealand's North Island. It is definitely a good time to see the north. It was quite warm and enjoyable. We travelled with different age groups and the people were very nice. The accommodation was varied and we really appreciated staying in the same place for two nights twice.
We would highly recommend touring with Grand Pacific. Their staff were very courteous and informative and their good sense of humour made the trip more...read more

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“Great coach tour”
- ACT, Australia Oct 2016

The trip was great the tour guide and coach driver provided excellent information. The included attractions provided a fantastic addition with many giving you an understanding of New Zealand life and culture.

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“Northern Spectacular Tour”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2016

The tour was very good value for money the food was excellent throughout and the standard of the included and optional experiences was very high. The coach driver was very professional and gave an excellent informative commentary and the tour guide had a genuine concern for the customer and his or her needs. The hotels were of a very good standard.

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