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Luxury Tour

Marvels of the North Island

FROM $4,095

Discover the capital, Wellington whose harbour is world renowned. Travel north witnessing the geo-thermal geysers of Rotorua before visiting the scenic Bay of Islands. Complete your journey in Auckland 10 days later.

  • DURATION 10 DAYS
  • TYPE LUXURY LAND AND CRUISE JOURNEY
  • OPERATES VARIOUS DATES OF MAR-MAY, OCT - DEC 2017; VARIOUS DATES OF JAN -MAY, OCT -DEC 2018
  • DEPARTS Wellington

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arrive Wellington

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Dining

This evening, perhaps enjoy dinner at the Hummingbird Eatery and Bar for a multi-award winning meal. Maybe you’d prefer to try Lido Cafe or Arizona Restaurant for their renowned welcoming service and delicious meals. Of course, your hotel’s restaurant will also be available to dine at.
Be met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, choose where to dine.(D)
Stay:InterContinental Wellington

DAY 2 Wellington

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

You may like to visit Zealandia, a premier eco-attraction and restoration project where you can learn about New Zealand’s incredible natural history and the conservation projects that are currently underway. Alternatively, visit the design studio behind the film Avatar, take in the city’s highlights on a guided tour, or visit some of the locations that feature in the The Lord of the Rings triology. Another option is a fascinating evening tour at Zealandia.

Today, you have the opportunity to choose an activity that most interests you and explore the fascinating city of Wellington.(B)
Stay:InterContinental Wellington

DAY 3 Wellington, Napier

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This afternoon in Napier, enjoy a delicious Art Deco High Tea featuring sweet and savoury treats in a vintage setting.

En route to Napier, drive through the bush-clad ridges of the Rimutaka Range and become surrounded by peaks varying between 700 and 940 metres. On arrival, set off on a tour of the Art Deco City. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.(BLD)
Stay:Napier, Scenic Te Pania Hotel

DAY 4 Napier, Taupo, Rotorua

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

For dinner, journey to the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua where you’ll experience the dance, music and culture of the Maori people as you enjoy a delicious traditional Hangi Feast and cultural performance.

Journey through Esk Valley and Te Pohue, stopping at the charming town of Taupo, situated alongside New Zealand’s largest lake – Lake Taupo. Enjoy breathtaking natural surrounds of serene lake waters and distant volcanic mountains. You will travel to the geothermal capital, Rotorua, this evening.(BD)
Stay:Millennium Hotel Rotorua

DAY 5 Rotorua

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

Enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Perhaps you’ll choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu on an eco-thermal tour, see some of the sets from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, or learn about the region’s history at the Rotorua Museum,. You might even choose to gain access to Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide.

Today, choose how you wish to explore Rotorua with a range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activities.(B)
Stay:Millennium Hotel Rotorua

DAY 6 Rotorua, Bay of Islands

Admire the view over Waitemata Harbour as you cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Follow the Pacific Ocean Drive to Paihia in the spectacular Bay of Islands.(BD)
Stay:Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

DAY 7 Bay of Islands

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

A tall ship sailing adventure with a barbecue lunch might be the ideal way to spend the day, or you might like to embark on a dolphin-watching cruise that’ll get you up close to these intelligent creatures. Perhaps you might cruise to Russell to see New Zealand’s first European settlement, or enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. There’s also the option of taking a day trip to the northernmost point of New Zealand at Cape Reinga.

Today offers you the perfect chance to explore the sensational Bay of Islands, home to an incredible 144 islands.(B)
Stay:Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

DAY 8 Bay of Islands Cruise, Auckland

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Step aboard a catamaran today and enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Cruise the shimmering waters as you hear about the ecology and history of the area, keeping an eye out for dolphins, and relaxing in a secluded bay.

Re-board your coach after your exciting Signature Experience, and continue down the coast to Auckland.(B)
Stay:Crowne Plaza, Auckland

DAY 9 Auckland

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

You might enjoy a sail boat cruise on Waitemata Harbour, or a visit to the fascinating Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium where you can learn about sharks, eels and many varieties of fish. Other options include a visit to the historic Auckland Museum, a Bush & Beach Wilderness Adventure, or a Waiheke Wine Tour on Waiheke Island.

Enjoy the freedom to choose from a range of included sightseeing activities today. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner and drink with your fellow travellers and APT Tour Director.(BD)
Stay:Crowne Plaza, Auckland

DAY 10 Depart Auckland

Today your New Zealand adventure comes to an end. After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, check-out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.(B)

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