Discover New Zealand's cultural North Island including Rotorua's geothermal wonderland and Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. Travel in a small group aboard the Ultimate coach with a maximum of 20 passengers, panoramic viewing and an unforgettable VIP experience.
This small group tour offers the unforgettable ultimate experience of New Zealand's cultural North Island.
Book by 30 September 2022 to take advantage of this Travel at 60 Exclusive on selected departures.
TOTAL VALUE UP TO $900 PER COUPLE
Your tour includes:
Day 1: Dinner not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.
8 nights accommodation in 4.5 star properties, full details listed below in the itinerary.
Book by 30 September 2022 to take advantage of this Travel at 60 Exclusive for travel on 14 - 22 May 2023
Various Departures between November 2022 and April 2023
Tour pricing includes airfares from Brisbane, taxes, Business Class coach travel, 4.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing & attractions. Call our friendly Aussie travel team on 1300 414 198 to get up to date pricing for flights from alternative capital cities or travel dates.
*Air Taxes are subject to change. Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.
Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.
Day 1: Arrive Auckland
On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.
Day 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands
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 Mãori tribes and the British.
Day 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day)
Today is a free day to explore the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will assist with 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.
Day 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland
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.
Day 5: Auckland - Rotorua
This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. 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.
Day 6: Rotorua
Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua where 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 is 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.
Day 7: Rotorua - Napier
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).
Day 8: Napier - Wellington
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 new found friends.
Day 9: Depart Wellington
Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
All visitors require a passport to enter New Zealand. Your passport must be valid for at least three months past the date that you intend to leave New Zealand. For Australian citizens travelling on an Australian passport, you do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand. Visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to travelling to New Zealand. For visitors from non-visa waiver countries, it is recommended you visit customs.govt.nz for full entry requirements.
LUGGAGE LIMITS - Each traveller is entitled to travel with ONE suitcase on tour measuring (length + width + depth) no more than 150cm (59”). The maximum suitcase weight allowed is 23kg (50lbs).
ROLE OF YOUR COACH CAPTAIN- Your Coach Captain is responsible for driving and maintaining the coach and for providing commentary throughout the tour. They are responsible for your wellbeing and for co-ordinating all the accommodation and activities. It is important whilst travelling on tour that you follow all Crew instructions.
COACH SEAT ROTATION - For the enjoyment of all travellers a daily seat rotation operates which all travellers must participate in as a condition of booking. The coach seat plan is displayed on the coach for your reference.
Properties used in the tour is subject to change without notice.
*Conditions apply. Prices valid ex BNE and include prepaid taxes (subject to change). Contact us to obtain prices from other ports. **Travel on 24 Sep 2022 or 14 May 2023 departures and save $500 per couple ($250 per person). All other departures will save $150 per person off the brochure price. Maximum savings are reflected in the advertised price. Bonus Night is a pre or post tour night in Auckland, at the nominated hotel, subject to availability upon request. Only if a hotel is not available at the time of booking, receive $100 per person, twin share discount instead. Free Entry to the All Blacks Experience will be provided as a voucher in your documentation pack. Special Offer is valid on new bookings only until 30 September 2022 for travel to 31 May 2023. Not to be used in conjunction with any other special offer; not applicable on group departures; can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Must quote “Auckland Mega Deal’’ at time of booking to be applied. Refer to the COVID-19 Disclaimer in our Booking Conditions regarding post COVID-19 travel at www.gptnz.com.