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8 Day Taste of the North Island

8 Days (7 Nights) | $2450
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Designed for the time conscience traveler but still providing an extensive tour at a relaxed pace. Enjoy the wonders of the North Island including Wellington, cultural Rotorua, the beautiful Bay of Islands and Auckland.

Day 1: Arrive Wellington (D)

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On arrival into Wellington you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Wellington (B)

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Today enjoy an extensive city tour of New Zealand's capital, Wellington. A highlight will be time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum, and see the Gallipoli Exhibition. Enjoy some free time to explore at leisure this afternoon. This evening is also free to dine at one of the many fine local restaurants.

Day 3: Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua (B,D)

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Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Day 4: Rotorua (B,SD)

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The day begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed hour of entertainment. This afternoon travel to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

Day 5: Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D)

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This morning travel north to Auckland for a short stop. Continue via Whangarei to the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.

Day 6: Bay of Islands (B,D)

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This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon.

Day 7: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,SD)

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Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner and a complimentary drink with your new found friends.

Day 8 - Depart Auckland (B)

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Time to say goodbye. You'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

Tour Includes:

  • 7 nights quality accommodation
  • 7 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 6 dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner, Auckland
  • Luxury Coach Transportation
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Airport Transfers
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Hotel Porterage
  • Introduction to Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome 
  • Thermal mud pools & geysers
  • Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Kauri Museum
  • City sights tour of Wellington & Auckland

Departure Dates:
Double Single
Sep 27, 2016 $2,450 $3,115
Oct 8, 13, 15, 26, 2016 $2,450 $3,115
Nov 4, 11, 13, 22, 29, 2016 $2,450 $3,115
Jan 26, 2017 $2,450 $3,115
Feb 8, 10, 14, 20, 26, 2017 $2,450 $3,115
Mar 3, 12, 16, 21, 24, 2017 $2,450 $3,115
Apr 3, 8, 14, 21, 26, 2017 $2,450 $3,115
May 10, 2017 $2,450 $3,115

Pricing is based on per person in Canadian Dollars

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