Northern Spotlight

Follow the path of pioneers as you travel across the North Island of New Zealand. From the first European settlements on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Islands, to Rotorua – rich in Maori culture and traditions, through spectacular scenery of Tongariro National Park and down to the modern capital city of Wellington.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland

The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore before meeting your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Islands

Depart Auckland for Paihia in the Bay of Islands and experience spectacular scenery as you cruise towards Cape Brett and through the ‘Hole in the Rock’.

Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Garden Rooms, 2 nights

Day 3: Bay of Islands ‘Free Time’

Explore the Bay of Islands at your own pace.

Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland

Enjoy a leisurely morning before your return to Auckland. Your journey takes you to Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand, where you can wander around the art galleries and through the marina in the Town Basin. Later, enjoy a stop at Parry Kauri Park and take a walk among New Zealand’s native forest giants, the Kauri trees, before arriving into Auckland.

Hotel: VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites

Day 5: Auckland – Rotorua

After a tour of Auckland’s city sights this morning, journey south through the fertile Waikato agricultural district. Explore the amazing Waitomo Caves, and tour the famous Glowworm Grotto by boat. From here your journey continues to Rotorua. A very entertaining cultural experience awaits you at the Tamaki Māori Village. Experience a powerful Haka challenge, witness a concert showcasing traditional Māori culture, and dine at a traditional Māori Hangi feast Highlight Dinner.

Hotel: Ibis Rotorua Hotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Rotorua

Relax or explore Rotorua at your own pace.

Day 7: Rotorua – Wellington

Journey through tall pine forests and verdant farmland today to spectacular Huka Falls and serene Lake Taupo. Continue through the rich farming lands of the Manawatu to Wellington, the nation’s capital.

Hotel: Travelodge Wellington

Day 8: Farewell from Wellington

Your special packed lunch today won’t only be wholesome, it will also feed a Kiwi child who may otherwise go without, through the charity ‘Eat My Lunch’. This morning enjoy a city tour of Wellington, taking in panoramic views from the summit of Mt. Victoria. There’ll be time to explore the Parliament buildings and the ‘Beehive’, home to New Zealand’s politicians, as well as the many fascinating exhibits at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Your holiday ends in the early afternoon.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
September: 05, 12, 26$2,475.00$3,255.00
October: 03, 10, 17, 31$2,650.00$3,480.00
November: 07, 14, 28$2,650.00$3,480.00
December: 05, 12, 19, 26$2,650.00$3,480.00
2021 Dates & Prices
January: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$2,650.00$3,480.00
February: 06, 13, 20, 27$2,650.00$3,480.00
March: 06, 13, 20, 27$2,650.00$3,480.00

Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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