Introduction

This 6 day tour commences in Wellington, named as ‘the coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet.

If time permits, be sure to visit the highly rated Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Then skirt the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu, to reach Rotorua, the centre of Maori Culture and home to boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Experience a traditional hangi (feast) and cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants & dance including the stirring haka. Enjoy a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie set and be transported by the beauty of the stunning Coromandel Peninsula before arriving into Auckland, the “City of Sails.”

Please Note: Prices correct as at 1 December 2018. “Super Early Bird Deals” is valid for all new bookings for all coach departures for travel from 01 September 2019 onwards. A deposit of $200 per person is due within 10 days of booking confirmation. Book and pay in full by 31 March 2019 to be eligible for the offer.

Highlights
  • Wellington, the nation’s capital
  • Thermal Wonderland of Rotorua
  • Stunning Coromandel Peninsula

What's included

  • Tour Group Size

    Maximum 35 travellers

  • Accommodation

    5 nights accommodation in premium hotels

  • Dining

    5 fully cooked breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D)

Travel
  • Travel by luxury touring coach
  • Guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary private airport transfers
Featured Experiences
  • Authentic Maori Village, Hangi & Cultural Performance
  • Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour
Iconic Sightseeing
  • Agrodome Farm Show
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Entry to Auckland Skytower
  • City tours of Auckland

Itinerary

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  • Duration:  6 days & 5 nights
  • Area:  North Island
  • Meals:  5 fully cooked breakfasts & 5 dinners
  • Starts in:  Wellington
  • Ends in:  Auckland

On arrival in Wellington, a Kirra representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your downtown city hotel. The rest of today is free to explore the nation’s capital before meeting up with your fellow travellers at dinner this evening.

  • stay at Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

Leaving the city behind, we travel through rolling farmland as we enter the Tongariro National Park, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mt Ruapehu. Follow the Desert Road to the popular lakeside resort of Taupo, located on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake. Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and travel past massive pine forests to reach Rotorua, centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters.

Today begins with a visit to the Agrodome to see a unique New Zealand farm show. This is followed by a visit to Te Puia, home to Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Centre. Here you will witness all of nature’s thermal wonders including silica terraces and the famous Pohutu Geyser. Enjoy some free time this afternoon for optional activities before visiting Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka.

Optional Sightseeing ActivitiesFrom Price (NZD)*
Polynesian Spa$50 pp
Mokoia Island Experience$99 pp
Lakeland Queen Lunch Cruise$55 pp
City and Lakes Tour$69 pp
Mt Tarawera Volcanic Landing$395 pp

* Prices shown are in NZD and were correct at time of submission (JUL 18) but are subject to change without notice. To be paid directly to supplier whilst touring New Zealand. If you wish to pre-book any tours please contact your local travel agent.

Cross the Mamaku Ranges into the Waikato region, well known for its dairy farming, world famous horse studs and champion Rugby team! At Matamata, a guide will escort your group on a Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour. Enjoy a visit to the set used in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. On to Pauanui, a favourite New Zealand holiday beach resort for our overnight stay.

The Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful, rugged area fringed with dozens of excellent beaches and is a place where many kiwis choose to escape the hustle and hype of city life. After a leisurely breakfast, we continue north to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ and enjoy a comprehensive city tour on arrival. We include a visit to the Auckland Sky Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere where you will experience 360 degree panoramic views over the harbours, city and surrounds. This evening, join your new found friends for a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Auckland airport to connect with your onward flight. If you choose to stay in Auckland a little longer, we’ve created a list of optional sightseeing activities to supercharge your holiday – check it out below.

Optional Sightseeing ActivitiesFrom Price (NZD)*
Bay of Islands Day Tour with Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise$258 pp
Discover Waitomo including Lunch$256 pp
Auckland Morning Highlights plus Wine on Waiheke$195 pp
Skywalk 360$150 pp
SkyJump$225 pp
Wilderness Experience Tour$155 pp
Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise$99 pp
Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise$140 pp

* Prices shown are in NZD and were correct at time of submission (JUL 18) but are subject to change without notice. To be paid directly to supplier whilst touring New Zealand. If you wish to pre-book any tours please contact your local travel agent.

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