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8 Day Northern Discovery

Coach Tour, New Zealand
Image: Skyline Rotorua Night Views
ANZCRO / 8 Day Northern Discovery

8 Day Northern Discovery

$2,535

per person

Join us on this eight day coach tour through the centre of New Zealand’s North Island.

Experience Aotearoa’s natural wonders such as the geothermal region of Rotorua, before enjoying the vineyards of Hawke’s Bay and the cafes and shops of Wellington on this 8 Day Northern Discovery tour.

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Tour Inclusions

The following are included in your package tour:

7 nights premium accommodation

Full breakfast daily (B) and 5 dinners (D)

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

All sightseeing, excursions, and entrance fees as shown

Tour Highlights

Here are just a few highlights of this tour:

Historic Bay of Islands

Thermal wonderland of Rotorua

Napier, the Art Deco Capital of the world

Wellington, the nation’s capital

Featured Experiences

Some of the featured experiences on this tour:

Authentic Maori village, with hangi and cultural performance

Conditions: Prices are per person, double-share and subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices were correct as at October 18 but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel from Nov 18 to Dec 20. Please enquire for more details.

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Day 1: Arrive Auckland

Haere mai - welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel.
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Day 2: Auckland, Paihia (B,D)

Leaving the city behind, we travel across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and drive north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands, a seaside town nestled on the foreshore of this National Maritime Park. On arrival, meet your local Maori guide who will provide an insight into the local history before visiting Waitangi, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori people and the British. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the Treaty House, the Maori Meeting House, and war canoe. Later this afternoon, board your launch for the scenic cruise to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and the famous Hole in the Rock.
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Day 3: Explore the Bay of Islands (B)

A free day to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will happily assist with arranging optional activities for you. Why not try a full-day tour to Cape Reinga, Aotearoa's northernmost point? Alternatively, explore the township of Russell, New Zealand’s first settlement, and visit its historic church, mission house, and museum.
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Day 4: Auckland, Rotorua (B,D)

Leaving Paihia, travel south through Whangarei to Warkworth and on to Auckland. Visit the Sky Tower; at 328m, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy panoramic 360-degree views across the city and its two majestic harbours. Later, cross the Bombay Hills to the lush farmlands of the Waikato. On to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, the centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools, and steaming craters.
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Day 5: Rotorua sightseeing (B,D)

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. Visit Rainbow Springs to learn about native flora and fauna, including the famous kiwi bird. This is followed by the spectacular Skyline Gondola which offers superb views over the city, lake and mountains, and for those wanting a little excitement, why not try a luge ride with our compliments. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally-prepared Maori hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance, including the stirring haka.
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Day 6: Taupo, Art Deco Napier (B,D)

View the mighty Huka Falls and the Wairakei Geothermal Project before stopping at Lake Taupo, the largest in New Zealand. Continue on to Napier, often regarded as the world’s Art Deco capital. On arrival, enjoy a locally-guided walking tour of the city.
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Day 7: Wairarapa, Wellington (B,D)

Orchards and vineyards give way to farmland as you travel into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region. Stop at historic Greytown to view excellent examples of Victorian colonial architecture, before travelling over the Rimutaka Ranges to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a city tour on arrival.
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Day 8: Depart Wellington (B)

It is time to farewell your fellow travellers today. You will be transferred to the airport to connect with your onward flight.

Tour Route

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