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- A guided tour of important places
- Accommodation in single twin share room
- Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
- First Entrance fees
- Observation and participation in allowed activities
- Professionally guided tour
- Unlimited bottled water
- Departure Taxes or Visa handling fees
- International Air, unless expressly paid for
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Visa arrangements
The North Island of New Zealand enjoys a warm, temperate climate and is known for its volcanic activity, beaches, national parks and cosmopolitan cities. Home to about three-quarters of New Zealand’s population, it has the country’s largest city, Auckland. Surrounded by bays and islands, it’s known as the “the City of Sails.” At its southern tips is the harbourside capital Wellington, home to government and the national museum, Te Papa.
Modern in it’s heart
Packing in cosmopolitan cities, tranquil beaches, rolling farmland, world class wines, authentic opportunities to experience Maori culture, and the country’s bubbling volcanic heart, the North Island is an exceedingly versatile destination.
Rocky outcrops are the first sign that another world awaits below Waitomo, but the big reveal is almost beyond belief. This amazing maze of limestone caves – lined with stalagmites, stalactites, and galaxies of glowworms – can be explored on a guided walk or boat tour, or a thrilling Black Water Rafting trip through subterranean waterways.
City Life and Culture
North Island being home to the largest cities in the nation. Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand by a wide margin and is located on the Hauraki Gulf in the island’s north. While some people have called Auckland something of a typical metropolis, that’s hardly an insult as the city’s size brings with it a diversity of experiences – and that’s not even mentioning the city’s gorgeous natural setting, which you can best enjoy from the heights of the Sky Tower. Wellington is smaller than Auckland, but still large enough to count as the country’s second largest city. It’s also its capital, which means you’ll find the government buildings and major museums here, including the National Art Gallery and Museum of New Zealand. Wellington is also the cultural capital, and if you’ve ever seen any movies filmed in New Zealand, like The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, you’ll want to head to Weta Workshop to get your fill of movie magic.
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Arrive in to Auckland
We will pick you up from Auckland Airport and take to hotel where clients can relax and acclimatise to NZ timezone.
Free day to explore Auckland. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Heading to Kaitaia via Muriwai
Today the group will head for an overnight stay in Kaitaia via Muriwai which has a gannet colony.
Explore Cape Reinga
Journey the rest of the way north to Cape Reinga, the most northern point in New Zealand that is accessible by road. Then we head back south to Whangarei.
Travel down through Auckland then off to the beautiful Coromandel, scene of one of the three major goldrushes in NZ during the late 19th century.
Soak up the sun in Mount Maunganui and Tauranga
Trip round the coast of the Coromandel then on to Tauranga and Mt Maunganui, one of the most popular summer tourist locations.
Explore the Magical Hobbiton and Waitomo caves
Tour will head out of Tauranga going first to Matamata to take a tour of Hobbiton then off to see the Waitomo Glow worm caves before continuing to Rotorua.
Relax in Rotorua
Free day to explore Rotorua. Here you can explore rotorua's Maori culture and mud pools etc Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Heading to Gisborne
Enjoy the scenery of the east coast of the North Island as the group heads round to Gisborne.
Explore Architecture to Aquarium in Napier
Head out of Gisborne to Napier to visit the National aquarium of New Zealand.
Napier to Taupo
Head out of Napier to Taupo and if weather is good head in to the Huka Falls.
A day in New Plymouth
Today the group heads to New Plymouth.
Here we go to Mount Taranaki
Heading via Stratford the group with head past Mt Taranaki, the 2nd highest mountain in the North Island. If weather is good, the mountain looks amazing. The group then continues to Wellington.
Free Day in Wellington
Free day to explore Wellington. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings. We also say farewell to those who are only doing the North Island section and greet newcomers arriving for the South Island Section.
Catch the Ferry to South Island
Today enjoy a cruise through the Cook Strait on the Interislander Ferry then we make our way down to Kaikoura.
Enjoy Whale Sighting in Kaikoura
Take another cruise today on a famous Kaikoura Whale Watch then head back up the island to Nelson.
Explore Beautiful Nelson
Free day to explore Nelson. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Sightseeing Kahurangi,Nelson lakes and Victoria Forest Park
Travel between the Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes and Victoria Forest Parks to Westport on the West Coast.
Heading to Hokitika town
The West Coast is another of the 3 major gold rush areas on NZ so on our way to Hokitika we'll head in to Shanty Town which is a recreated 19th century mining town.
Heading to Queenstown
Continuing down the West Coast to Queenstown, we'll visit a glacier or two if the weather is good.
Enjoy breath taking views in Milford
Tour will take a trip round to Milford Sound to enjoy a cruise through the Sound before heading back to Queenstown.
Explore stunning & beautiful Queestown
Free day to explore Queenstown. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Heading down to Invercargill
Travel day leaving Queenstown via Alexandra to Invercargill.
Heading back north again to Dunedin with a visit to Larnach Castle.
Trip to Omarama
A short trip to Omarama. Along the way we will stop in to the Moeraki Boulders. If weather and tide is suitable you will be able to go down to the boulders themselves.
Free day in Omarama. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings. A major attraction in Omarama is glider flying. You will be able to see 360 degree view of the beauty of the area from a clear canopy at several thousand feet. What better place to experience this in one of the worst best gliding spots.
Heading to Christchurch
Travel day to Christchurch via Lake Tekapo.
Free day to explore Christchurch. Tour guide will help arrange any bookings.
Group will be taken to the airport to say farewell.