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8-Day New Zealand North Island Private Tour from Auckland

Tour Code: 984-2285
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 Days 7 Nights

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Highlights: 7 night accommodations. Visit Auckland , Paihia, Waipoua Forest, Rotorua, Tongariro National Park, Wellington...

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    Day 1

    Auckland

    As they arrive in Auckland, guests will be met by their tour guide. From there, we will visit Mission Bay, one of the city's beaches. Next, we will visit Mount Eden, where we will be able to see views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and surrounding city. In the evening, we can eat at one of many of waterfront restaurants.

    More» Commonly referred to as the City of Sails, Auckland is a populous urban area in New Zealand. An isthmus (narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas) Auckland's harbors offer beautiful views and a wide range of water activities. «Less

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      More» Crystal clear water and white sand characterize the beautiful beaches of Mission Bay. Visit nearby parks and local monuments like the Trevor Moss Davis Memorial Fountain, or dine at one of the many restaurants in the area. «Less
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      More» Mount Eden is known for having a dormant volcano whose summit is the highest natural point on the Auckland isthmus. Also known as Maungawhau, tourists can enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor and surrounding city from the top of the summit. «Less
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      More» The Auckland Harbour Bridge is the second-longest road bridge in New Zealand, and the longest in the North Island. At 1,020 meters (3,348 ft) long, it is considered a Auckland icon that hovers over the Waitemata Harbour. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland
    Deluxe Hotel: Silver: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland Harbour View Room / Gold: Sofitel Auckland
    Day 2

    Auckland - Whitianga (88 km)

    Today we will leave Auckland and travel down the coast Coromandel and take a trip on The Driving Creek Railway. If time permits, guests will have an opportunity to walk through one of the region's kauri tree forests in the area. Next we will visit the coastal town of Whitianga, where we will stay for the next two nights.

    More» Located east of Auckland, Coromandel is a small town and popular holiday destination for New Zealanders. Once a main port serving the gold and kauri industries, today Coromandel is known for its arts and crafts, mussel farming, and recreational fishing. «Less

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      More» This mountain railway offers an exciting scenic journey through a beautiful restored forest and wildlife sanctuary, leading up to a viewing platform 165 meters high, which offers breathtaking views of the coast below. «Less
      Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am - 3:30pm, Seasonal Hours Vary|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
    Standard Hotel: Peninsula Motel Whitianga
    Deluxe Hotel: Silver: Beachside Resort Whitianga / Gold: Admiralty Lodge Whitianga
    Day 3

    Whitianga

    Today guests will have a free day to explore Whitianga. Among the most popular attractions is the legendary Hot Water Beach, where thermal water beneath the sand can reach temperatures upwards of 70 degrees C. Visitors can also enjoy kayaking, fishing, coastal walkways, scenic boat cruises and more. The choice is yours.
    Standard Hotel: Peninsula Motel Whitianga
    Deluxe Hotel: Silver: Beachside Resort Whitianga/ Gold: Admiralty Lodge Whitianga
    Day 4

    Whitianga - Rotorua (316 km)

    Today we will travel south to The Bay of Plenty, New Zealand's kiwi fruit growing district, and will visit a kiwi farm. In the late afternoon we will arrive in Rotorua. Guests will have an opportunity to walk through a local redwood forest, visit a thermal mud pool reserve, or view the Government Gardens and lakefront. Optional: In the evening guests can visit Maori Village to attend a Hangi, a traditional Maori concert and feast, if they wish.

    More» Stretching 259 kilometers from the Coromandel Peninsula to Cape Runaway, the Bay of Plenty is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, boating, fishing, and whale watching excursions. Eight major rivers empty into the bay, making sizable harbors. «Less

    More» Located in the Bay of Plenty region, Rotorua is New Zealand's 10th largest urban city. Tourists can visit the Government Gardens and the Rotorua Museum of Art and History. Other popular activities include mountain biking, boating, and fishing. «Less

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      More» A public park located near Rotorua Lake, Government Gardens provides visitors with a wide array of activities including swimming, croquet lawns, walking paths and more. Guests also have access to the Rotorua Museum of Art and History and the Polynesia Spa. «Less
      Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am - 6:00pm, Seasonal Hours Vary
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      More» Experience the Maori culture firsthand at a traditional Hangi feast. Using the same method as their ancestors, food is cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Visitors can also enjoy a cultural performance with songs and "haka," a Maori warrior dance. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Alpin Motel Rotorua
    Deluxe Hotel: Silver: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside / Gold: Regal Palms 5 Star Resort Rotorua
    Day 5

    Rotorua

    Today guests will have a free day to explore all that Rotorua has to offer. Popular activities include gondola rides, scenic volcanic flights, and visiting Rotorua's Blue Baths in the Government Gardens.
    Standard Hotel: Alpin Motel Rotorua
    Deluxe Hotel: Silver: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside / Gold: Regal Palms 5 Star Resort Rotorua
    Day 6

    Rotorua - Tongariro National Park (141 km)

    Today we will travel south to Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, a local site of geothermal activity. Next we will stop at Huka Falls before we reach Lake Taupo. In the evening, we will reach Tongariro National Park where we will stay overnight.

    More» Located in the Bay of Plenty region, Rotorua is New Zealand's 10th largest urban city. Tourists can visit the Government Gardens and the Rotorua Museum of Art and History. Other popular activities include mountain biking, boating, and fishing. «Less

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      More» Described as one of the top 20 most surreal places in the world, the Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is a colorful and spectacular volcanic area where guests can walk along geothermal features and experience natural phenomena unlike any other. «Less
      Opening Hours: Daily 8:30am - 5:00pm, Seasonal House Vary

    More» Located at the center of the North Islands, Taupo resides along the shores of New Zealand's largest lake. In recent years, the town has become a popular venue for outdoor sporting events like sailing, cross country, biking, and more. «Less

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      More» Experience the natural beauty of Haku Falls, a set of cascading waterfalls that drain into Taupo Lake, the largest lake in New Zealand. Located on the Waikato River, visitors can walk trails, jetboat, or admire views from various observation points. «Less
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      More» Lake Taupo is a beautiful, immense lake located in the center of the North Islands of New Zealand. Visitors can view fascinating Māori rock carvings over 10 meters in height at Mine Bay on Lake Taupo by boat or kayak. «Less
    Standard Hotel: he Park Travellers Lodge Motel
    Deluxe Hotel: Silver: Chateau Tongariro Whakapapa (standard room) / Gold: Cheateau Tongariro Whakapapa(superior room)
    Day 7

    Tongariro National Park - Wellington (330 km)

    Today, guests will have the morning free to explore the Tongariro National Park, if they would like. In the afternoon, guests will travel and tour New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Here you will be able to see Mount Victoria and also visit parliament and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (commonly referred to as Te Papa Museum). In the evening, guests are free to explore the city and various restaurants along the waterfront.

    More» An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tongariro National Park is the 4th oldest national park in the world. In addition to traditional outdoor recreational activities, visitors can visit sacred Maori religious sites and bird watch while surrounded by three active, volcanic mountains. «Less

    More» As the capital of New Zealand, Wellington is a populous urban center that offers tourists an array of activities and attractions. Visitors can enjoy museums, architecture, theatre, and the arts, as well as music festivals, world class cuisine, and more. «Less

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      More» Mount Victoria rises 196 meters high and offers visitors scenic, breathtaking views of the bustling national capital of Wellington below. Mount Victoria is home to St. Gerard's Church and Monastery, the Basin Reserve Stadium, Wellington College, and more. «Less
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      More» Established in 1992, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa is the national museum and art gallery in the country. The museum exhibitions emphasize both New Zealand's cultural history as well as its innovation for the future. «Less
      Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Standard Hotel: Bay Plaza Hotel Wellington
    Deluxe Hotel: Silver: Abel Tasman Hotel Wellington / Gold: Bolton Hotel (5 star) Wellington
    Day 8

    Auckland (500 km)

    Today guests will return to Auckland for departure.

    More» As the capital of New Zealand, Wellington is a populous urban center that offers tourists an array of activities and attractions. Visitors can enjoy museums, architecture, theatre, and the arts, as well as music festivals, world class cuisine, and more. «Less

    • Price Includes

    • 7 nights hotel accommodation
    • All airport transfers
    • Breakfast cooked daily or continental
    • Entrance admission fees to Driving Creek Railway Coromandel, Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, City tours of Auckland and Wellington, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
    • Air-conditioned coach vehicle fleet during the tour
    • Fully guided tour
    • Price Excludes

    • Airfare
    • Travel insurance
    • Laundry, valet, telephone calls, excess baggage, minibar expenses, wine and liquor other than that specified.
    • All other private expenses
    • Gratuities to tour guide (minimum NZD 6 per person, per day)
    • Additional Note

    • Airport pick-up: Please provide arrival/return flight schedules at the time of booking or at least 3 business days prior departure; otherwise, you are required to proceed to the hotel at your own expense. In case of flight delay of more than 30 minutes, please proceed to the hotel at your own expense.
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