14 NIGHTS & 15 DAYS NORTH ISLAND!!
DAY 01: AUCKLAND ARRIVAL
On arrival at Auckland, 'The City of Sails', seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and will be transferred to hotel. Overnight stays in Auckland.
DAY 02: AUCKLAND – BAY OF ISLANDS
After Breakfast, check out and travel north over Auckland's Harbor Bridge along with the Hibiscus Coast. View mighty Kauri Trees en route. Travel through Whangarei, Northland's only major city and port, to the beautiful Bay of Islands. This afternoon enjoy a 'Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett' cruise. Finish your cruise in historic Russell and return by local ferry to Paihia in the Bay Of Island at your leisure. Overnight stays in Paihia.
DAY 03: BAY OF ISLANDS
After Breakfast, you will be getting leisure to enjoy the Bay of Islands and Northland. You can book an optional Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach Day Tour, visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds or take time to explore Kerikeri. Optional activities not included in the tour price. Overnight stays in Paihia (Bay of Islands).
DAY 04: BAY OF ISLANDS – AUCKLAND
After Breakfast, check out from hotel in Paihia and go to Auckland 'the City of Sails'. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stays in Auckland.
DAY 05: AUCKLAND – COROMANDEL
After Breakfast, check out and travel along the Seabird Coast to visit Miranda Shorebird Centre. Continue through Thames and Coromandel town, visit the Rapaura Watergardens and take a ride on the Driving Creek Railway narrow gauge train en route. Continue to Whitianga in Coromandel. Overnight stays in Whitianga.
DAY 06: COROMANDEL
After Breakfast, visit or view from the mainland the most famous beaches in the Coromandel area today including - Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Hahei and Cook’s Beach. The timetable of today's tour will depend on local tides. Enjoy a swim if weather permits. Overnight stays in Whitianga (Coromandel).
DAY 07: COROMANDEL - TAURANGA
Today you can book one of these optional activities - golf, fishing, horse-riding, visit local museums or shops etc. Optional activities not included in the tour price. Check out from hotel and proceed to Tauranga by noon and en route visit Matatoki Cheese Farm. Overnight stays in Tauranga.
DAY 08: TAURANGA – NAPIER
After Breakfast, check out and travel south through Rotorua and Taupo before heading east to the coast again and to the 'Art Deco City' of Napier. Overnight stays in Napier.
DAY 09: NAPIER
After Breakfast, Morning will be leisure for you to explore the Art Deco town of Napier – You can book an optional guided walking tour this morning. This afternoon enjoy a wine tour which includes a visit and tastings at 3 local wineries. Overnight stays in Napier.
DAY 10: NAPIER – WELLINGTON
After Breakfast, check out and travel through the Manawatu Gorge to Palmerston North, to the 'Capital City' of Wellington. Overnight stays in Wellington.
DAY 11: WELLINGTON
After Breakfast, Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Wellington and a short guided tour of Te Papa (the 'Museum of New Zealand'). The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Overnight stays in Wellington.
DAY 12: WELLINGTON – TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK
After Breakfast, check out and travel north up the Kapiti Coast, through Palmerston North and into Tongariro National Park dominated by the 3 mountains - Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngaruahoe. Overnight stays in Tongariro National Park.
DAY 13: TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK
After Breakfast, today will be free day for you to enjoy Tongariro National Park. You can book the optional Tongariro Crossing guided tour (moderate fitness required) or take a scenic flight over the 3 volcanic cones - please ask your consultant for information. Overnight stays in Tongariro National Park.
DAY 14: TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK – AUCKLAND
After Breakfast, check out and proceed north around Lake Taupo, through lush Waikato farmland and arrive in Auckland. Overnight stays in Auckland.
DAY 15: AUCKLAND DEPARTURE
After Breakfast, check out and proceed to Auckland Airport for your return journey.
*THE TOUR ENDS*
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