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The Endless Shores

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 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Wellington
 Trip Finishes
Auckland
8 Day The Endless Shores Itinerary (Inspiring Journeys)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Accommodation
4 - 5 Star
Max. Group Size
22
Trip Code
NZNI

Overview

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Inspiring Journeys 8 Day The Endless Shores. Embrace the traditional greeting of your Maori hosts, whose relationship with this unspoilt land is revealed on this journey. Experience natural wonders, from the luminous glowworms of the Footwhistle Cave and the native forests’ redwood giants, to the fantasy-land of The Lord of the Rings’ ‘Shire’.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Wellington Airport you'll be transferred to your hotel. Spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own. This evening, join your Journey Director for a Welcome Reception, followed by dinner. (DW) Stay Two Nights: QT Wellington

Today is your choice of sightseeing: You could experience Weta Cave, home of the creative wizards behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Go on a guided city walking tour around Wellington or a guided tour of Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Your Journey Director can assist in booking your optional experiences. (B)

Travel through the dairy farming land of Wairarapa to Napier in Hawke's Bay. This evening, enjoy wine tasting and dinner at Craggy Range winery, in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak. Spend the evening in your hotel located in the heart of Havelock North Village. (B/D) Stay Two Nights: Porters Boutique Hotel

Relive the glamour and style of the jazz era with a luxurious vintage car tour. Your driver will provide fascinating commentary as you are driven in style through Napier and surrounding areas. You'll learn about the earthquake that destroyed the city in 1931 and hear stories of the people that led the rebuild of Napier in the Art Deco style. (B/DW)

Continue your journey to Rotorua. Visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world's youngest geothermal valley. On a guided walk you'll experience geothermal activity, hot springs, volcanic craters, nature and wildlife. Cruise around the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana to see stunning geothermal activity as well as rare native birdlife. Hear stories of the Mt. Tarawera volcanic eruption and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created this amazing part of the world. (B) Stay Two Nights: Pullman Rotorua

Ascending to the breathtaking Redwoods Treewalk, enjoy an elevated bird's eye view of the 120-year-old redwood giants and view the beautiful surrounds of the forest from a unique perspective. Next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Discover native flora that grows around the crystal clear mineral water springs and learn about their kiwi hatchery programme that is proudly supported by TreadRight. An evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at the Tamaki Māori Village. Wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Māori art forms and traditions, followed by a cultural performance. Experience an authentic Māori Hāngi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way. (B)

Make your way to the famous Waitomo Caves for an exclusive 5-star Eco Glowworm experience. Your guide sets the scene for a cave experience where you will see glowworms, cave formations and appreciate the beauty of Footwhistle Cave. Later, travel through the dairy farming district of Waikato, and onto Auckland. This evening, toast your trip together at a Celebration Dinner. (B/D) Stay: QT Auckland

Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your Inspiring Journey comes to an end and we transfer you by private car to Auckland Airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Connect with the beating heart of the world's youngest geothermal valley, and embrace the traditional greeting of your hosts at Tamaki Māori Village
  • In the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak, enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at Craggy Range winery in Hawke's Bay, a region blessed with fertile soils
  • Walk high among giant 120 year old Redwood trees, and discover the luminous shimmer of the breathtaking Waitomo Glowworm Grotto
  • Unwind in the Porters Hotel in Hawke's Bay located in the heart of Havelock North Village

  • Expert Journey Director
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Travel by bespoke vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

  • Total of 12 meals are included throughout this tour

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Wellington Airport
  • Day 8 – flights to depart anytime from Auckland Airport

  • Low level of fitness required

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Trip Reviews (1) Most Recent 'The Endless Shores' Reviews

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The quality of attention to detail for us was 100%. It was a perfect holiday, perfect weather and a really lovely standard of bus. Tour Director and bus driver were so helpful, considerate and friendly, as were the other people travelling with us. Accommodation standard was really good, especially the Puka Park Tree Tops cabins.
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