Spectacular North

8 Day Small Group Tour from Wellington to Auckland with Kirra

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Kirra's 8 Day Spectacular North. This 8 day North Island journey of discovery leaves from the cosmopolitan city of Wellington, recently voted as the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet. Stay in Martinborough, a boutique wine village in the rural heartland...read more

     
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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Wellington
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Auckland
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 - 4.5 Star
24
Max Group Size
24
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
New Zealand
Trip Operated By:
Kirra
Kirra
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Arrive Wellington
Kia Ora. Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand. A Kirra representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Stay: The Bolton Hotel
2 Martinborough Wine Village
Today begins with a guided tour of Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Travel on to Martinborough, located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region and a popular weekend destination for locals. Many boutique wineries are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well known for its production of Pinot Noir wines. Enjoy a wine tasting at the awardwinning Palliser Estate vineyard before checking into your accommodation. Stay: Peppers Parehua Country Estate (B/D)
3 Pukaha Mount Bruce, Taupo
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country's most threatened wildlife and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Travel along Desert Road, skirting Tongariro National Park to arrive at Taupo, a popular lakeside resort. Stay: Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels (B/D)
4 Taupo, Rotorua
Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and fascinating Wairakei Geothermal Project before arriving at the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu. Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, this uniquely different natural landscape is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction Tonight, visit the award winning Tamaki Village and enjoy a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka. Stay Two Nights: Millennium Rotorua (B/D)
5 Lake Rotoiti Cruise & Redwood Treetop Walk
Today's highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools, accessible only by boat. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua's gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird's eye perspective of these 110 year old trees and the lush flora below. (B)
6 Rotorua, Hobbiton, Auckland
Cross the Mamaku Ranges this morning and leave Rotorua behind, travelling into the lush farmlands of the Waikato, a peaceful and idyllic area noted for dairy farming and its horse studs. Arrive into Matamata and meet your guide who will escort your group on a fun and interesting Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour, taking in the picturesque set locations and providing a deeper look behind the scenes of the filming for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. After your tour enjoy a a fully themed Marquee Festive Feast. Later travel onto Auckland the "City of Sails" for a City Sights Tour before arriving at your hotel for an evening at leisure. Stay Two Nights: Pullman Auckland Hotel (B)
7 At leisure in Auckland
Today is free to explore New Zealand’s largest and most vibrant city. Perhaps take the ferry to Waiheke Island and enjoy lunch at one of the many superb vineyards, stroll around the trendy suburbs of Parnell and Ponsonby or sail Waitemata Harbour aboard a genuine America’s Cup racing yacht. Your options are many. This evening, join your friends for a farewell dinner and drinks while reliving the many great experiences shared. (B/D)
8 Depart Auckland
Sadly, your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay. (B)

Kirra Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre guided tour
  • Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise
  • Traditional Maori Hangi (feast) & Cultural Evening
  • Boutique wine village of Martinborough
  • Stay in the Tongariro National Park
  • Auckland, the City of Sails
  • Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua
  • Wellington, the nation’s capital
Trip Inclusions
  • 7 nights luxury hotel and boutique accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily (B) 1 lunch (L) & 4 dinners (D)
  • Travel by purpose built, luxury Platinum Touring coach
  • Guided by a professional Driver Guide
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure
Iconic Sightseeing
  • Wine tasting, Martinborough
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Treetop eco-walk amongst the Redwoods
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour & Lunch
  • Wairakei Geothermal region & mighty Huka Falls
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur

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Wednesday 30 Oct 2019 Wednesday 06 Nov 2019 176per person 3,334per person Enquire
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