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7 Independent Traveler
7 North Island New Zealand
7 South Island New Zealand
7 Both Islands
Northern Splendor

7 DAYS Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington

DAY 1 - ARRIVE AUCKLAND
On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND / WAITOMO / ROTORUA
Travel south to arrive at Waitomo for a guided tour of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Continue over the Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. (B)

DAY 3 - ROTORUA
Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. (BD)

DAY 4 - ROTORUA / NAPIER
Travel the forested road from Rotorua to arrive in Taupo. Lake Taupo is roughly the size of Singapore and a popular holiday spot for New Zealanders. Continue over rugged mountain ranges and well cultivated farmland to arrive on the East Coast and the ‘Art Deco’ city of Napier. (B)

DAY 5 - NAPIER - WINE TASTING
This morning is at your leisure to explore Napier. Optional activities include an Art Deco walking tour or vintage car sightseeing tour of the city. This afternoon enjoy a wine tour that visits and includes tastings of 3 local wineries. (B)

DAY 6 - NAPIER / WELLINGTON
Travel through the Manawatu Gorge to Palmerston North, travelling down the Kapiti Coast to arrive in the ‘Capital City’ of Wellington (B)

DAY 7 - DEPART WELLINGTON
Transfer to the airport for your departing flight. (B)

* This tour is also available on self-drive basis

         
    2017-18    
    Daily Arrivals Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
    May 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017 $1,695 $2,450
    Oct 1, 2017 to Apr 30, 2018 $1,995 $2,650
         
    Hotels    
    Auckland: SKYCITY Hotel Auckland, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland or similar
    Rotorua: Millennium Hotel Rotorua, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside or similar
    Naiper: The Crown Hotel or similar
    Wellington: Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental or similar
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in First Class hotels
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • Meet and Greet and airport transfers by private vehicle
  • Remainder of transportation by seat in coach with English speaking driver/guide.
  • Sightseeing with entry fees as specified in the itinerary
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