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Ultimate North Island

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Ultimate North Island

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Fully Guided Coach Small Group Scenic / Sightseeing
Our Price From 4,400 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 322 Per Person
 Trip Length
9 Days
 Trip Starts
Auckland
 Trip Finishes
Wellington
9 Day Ultimate North Island Itinerary (Grand Pacific)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Our Price From 4,400 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 322 Per Person
 Trip Length
9 Days
 Trip Starts
Auckland
 Trip Finishes
Wellington
9 Day Ultimate North Island Itinerary (Grand Pacific)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
20
Trip Style
Ultimate
Trip Code
UGPNI9
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
20
Trip Style
Ultimate
Trip Code
UGPNI9

Overview

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 9 Day Ultimate North Island. Explore all the highlights of the North Island at an affordable price. When travelling by the ultimate coach in New Zealand, it's the natural beauty that puts the magic in your day. Snowy mountains, volcanoes, boiling mud pools, sandy beaches and wilderness lakes, you'll see it all on your 9 Day small group holiday. Meet new friends and see the best New Zealand's north island has to offer.
Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 9 Day Ultimate North Island. Explore all the highlights of the North Island at an affordable price. When travelling by the ultimate coach in New Zealand, it's the natural beauty that puts the magic in your day. Snowy mountains, volcanoes, boiling mud pools, sandy beaches and wilderness lakes, you'll see it all on your 9 Day small group holiday. Meet new friends and see the best New Zealand's north island has to offer.

Itinerary

On arrival in Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Stay: Crowne Plaza Auckland (D)

Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, 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 via Whangarei 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 (Deluxe Room) (B/D)

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach, a spectacular scenic flight over the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands or you might be interested to sail in a classic tall ship. This evening is also at leisure, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional) or try one of the waterfront restaurants. (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. On return to Paihia travel south via Whangarei before returning to Auckland. Stay: Crowne Plaza Auckland (B/D)

An Auckland city sights tour includes a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Standing at 328 metres tall, it has become an iconic lankmark in Auckland’s skyline. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a 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 recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Stay Two Nights: Regent of Rotorua or similar (B/L/D)

Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. This 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 follow 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 known as ‘The Art Deco Capital’, where the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world can be found. Hear informative commentary of the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city, you might choose to do a guided walk (optional). Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (B/D)

Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city tour of the nation's capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your newfound friends. Stay: InterContinental Wellington (B/SD)

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

On arrival in Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Stay: Crowne Plaza Auckland (D)

Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, 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 via Whangarei 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 (Deluxe Room) (B/D)

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach, a spectacular scenic flight over the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands or you might be interested to sail in a classic tall ship. This evening is also at leisure, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional) or try one of the waterfront restaurants. (B)

This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands including an island visit 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. On return to Paihia travel south via Whangarei before returning to Auckland. Stay: Crowne Plaza Auckland (B/D)

An Auckland city sights tour includes a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Standing at 328 metres tall, it has become an iconic lankmark in Auckland’s skyline. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a 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 recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Stay Two Nights: Regent of Rotorua or similar (B/L/D)

Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. This 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 follow 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 known as ‘The Art Deco Capital’, where the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world can be found. Hear informative commentary of the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city, you might choose to do a guided walk (optional). Stay: Scenic Hotel Te Pania (B/D)

Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city tour of the nation's capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your newfound friends. Stay: InterContinental Wellington (Premium Room) (B/SD)

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
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Sky Tower
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Lunch
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Te Puia traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Thermal Mud Pools & Geysers

  • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • 8 nights 4.5 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: Stratosfare Restaurant - Rotorua
  • 7 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner with selected beverages, Wellington
  • 1 specialty lunch: 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

  • Kauri Museum
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Sky Tower
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Lunch
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Te Puia traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Thermal Mud Pools & Geysers

  • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • 8 nights 4.5 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: Stratosfare Restaurant - Rotorua
  • 7 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner with selected beverages, Wellington
  • 1 lunch: Hobbiton, Shire’s buffet

  • 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 (1) Most Recent 'Ultimate North Island' Reviews

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Our driver and guide [Linda] made this holiday. Both her knowledge and information was the highlight of the trip. The ratings speak for our enjoyment. I usually do not fill out feedback requests but I felt both Global Journeys and Linda especially deserved the appreciation.
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