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Northern Splendor
7 Days

ITINERARY

7 Days: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington

Tour Overview:
Arrive in the City of Sails, better known as Auckland, and travel to Waitomo for its famous Glowworm Caves, before arriving in the Thermal City of Rotorua, where you are bound to be amazed by the boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Depart for The East Coast via Lake Taupo and explore the art deco city of Napier, along with enjoying a wine tour. Travel through the Manawatu Gorge before ending your dream vacation in Wellington, NZ’s capital city.

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


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2020-21
Departs Daily Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
May 1, 2020 to Sep 30, 2020 $1,785 $2,710
Oct 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021 $2,075 $3,100
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

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

    • 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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