New Zealand 9-Day Northern Spectacular PLUS FREE night in Auckland
8 night package from $3,554* per person twin share including 1 free night in Auckland
Visit the boiling mud pools & awesome geysers of Rotorua, travel on board a catamaran to Cape Brett, ride in a Skyline gondola and enjoy comprehensive guided tours of Auckland, Napier & Wellington! All of this and more on this action packed 9 Day Northern Spectacular!
Departs: Auckland, New Zealand
Deal ends: 31 December 2019
Operator: Grand Pacific Tours
Special Offer: FREE pre tour / post tour night in Auckland is available on advertised tours only. Travel on selected departures in April and May 2020 and save up to $500 per couple (up to $250 per person) depending on the itinerary and departure date. All other departures will save $150 per person off the brochure price. Offer varies on special group departures. Please check with your consultant for full special offers.
> Return economy class airfares from Australia to New Zealand including taxes*
> Meet and greet on arrival
> Return airport transfers in New Zealand
> Modern coach tour, with panoramic windows and reclining seats
> Professional Captain and Tour Guide
> 8 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
> Hotel porterage
> Sightseeing and prepaid attractions
> Included attactions: Kauri Museum, Waitangi Treat Grounds, Hole in the Rock Cruise, Sky Tower, Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and Lunch, Rotoruna gondola and luge ride, Agrodome, Thermal mud pools and geysers, Te Puai Maori hangi and concert
DAY 1: ARRIVE AUCKLAND (D)
On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel Skycity Hotel Auckland
DAY 2: AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS (B,D)
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 Maori tribes and the British.
Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar (2 nights)
DAY 3: BAY OF ISLANDS (FREE DAY) (B)
Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach, a tour of historic Russell, a classic sail on a tall ship or a spectacular scenic flight. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).
DAY 4: BAY OF ISLANDS - AUCKLAND (B,D)
This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions.
Hotel Skycity Hotel Auckland
DAY 5: AUCKLAND - ROTORUA (B,L,D)
Today enjoy a city sights tour of Auckland. 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.
Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Superior Room. 2 nights)
DAY 6: ROTORUA (B,SD)
Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua where a buffet breakfast and 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’s 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 Maori cultural performance which features the graceful poi dance and ferocious haka. This is followed by a Hangi feast prepared in the traditional way, over hot coals and buried in the ground.
DAY 7: ROTORUA - NAPIER - MASTERTON (B,D)
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 a city tour will showcase the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own or take a guided walk (optional). Travel to the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region.
Hotel Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park
DAY 8: MASTERTON - GREYTOWN - WELLINGTON (B,D)
Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before travelling to Greytown where you see the most complete examples of original Victorian wooden architecture. Drive through Featherston and through the Rimutaka Mountain Range before arriving into Wellington. Enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here.
Hotel James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (Lambton Room)
DAY 9: DEPART WELLINGTON (B)
Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.
Dates & Departures
FREE pre tour / post tour night in Auckland is available on advertised tours only. Travel on selected departures in April and May 2020 and save up to $500 per couple (up to $250 per person) depending on the itinerary and departure date. All other departures will save $150 per person off the brochure price. Offer varies on special group departures. Please check with your consultant for full special offers. Subject to availability at time of booking.
Terms & Conditions
Offers subject to availability. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking.
*Conditions apply. Prices valid ex SYD, MEL, BNE & OOL (Economy Class) and includes prepaid taxes (subject to change). **Travel on selected departures in April and May 2020 and save up to $500 per couple (up to $250 per person) depending on itinerary and departure date. All other departures will save $150 per person off the brochure price. Maximum savings are reflected in the advertised prices. Free pre tour / post tour night in Auckland is available on advertised tours only, is at the nominated hotel where the tour will begin / end (room only), applicable for dates immediately prior to the tour commencing / immediately after tour concludes and is subject to availability. Also receive a 400-page New Zealand Eyewitness Travel Guide per household. Offer varies on special group departures. This offer may be used in conjunction with existing special offers or discounts and is not redeemable for a cash discount. Special offer applies to new bookings only until 31 December 2019. Must quote “Auckland Night” offer at time of booking for deal to be applied. Price does not include the fee for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority for any Australian Residents not holding an Australian passport. Refer to www.immigration.govt.nz/nzeta for further information. Offer correct as at 08 November 2019, subject to change without notice.