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8 Day Spectacular North

Escorted Tour - New Zealand
Image: Redwood Memorial Grove, Rotorua
ANZCRO / 8 Day Spectacular North

8 Day Spectacular North

£2,269

per person

This journey of discovery leaves from the cosmopolitan city of Wellington and travels north through Tongariro and Rotorua.

The 8 Day Spectacular North tour of New Zealand also stops in Matamata – home to the Hobbiton movie set – before arriving into the bustling cosmopolitan city of Auckland, also known as the City of Sails.

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Tour Inclusions

The following are included in your package tour:

6 nights luxury accommodation

Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) and 4 dinners (D)

Overnight cruise in the Hauraki Gulf

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure

All sightseeing, excursions, and entrance fees as shown

Tour Highlights

Here are just a few highlights of this tour:

Wellington, the nation’s capital

Boutique wine village of Martinborough

Stay in the Tongariro National Park

Thermal wonderland of Rotorua

Auckland, the City of Sails

Featured Experiences

Some of the featured experiences on this tour:

Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre

Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise

Authentic Maori hangi and cultural performance

Redwood Forest Walk

Conditions: Prices are per person, double-share and subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices were correct as at October 18 but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel from Nov 18 to Dec 20. Please enquire for more details.

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Day 1: Arrive Wellington

Kia ora, welcome to New Zealand. A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
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Day 2: On to Martinborough (B,D)

After a leisurely breakfast we drive to the boutique wine village of Martinborough, located deep in the heart of the Wairarapa. Many vineyards are within an easy walk of the town square and the region is particularly well-known for its production of Pinot Noir wines.
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Day 3: Pukaha Mount Bruce, Tongariro National Park (B,D)

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, a captive-breeding sanctuary for some of the country’s most threatened birds and home to the only white kiwi in captivity. Continue north along the Desert Road to Tongariro, Aotearoa's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area.
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Day 4: Taupo, Rotorua (B,D)

Enjoy time to stroll around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo and stop to view the mighty Huka Falls and Wairakei Geothermal Project. This evening, enjoy a tour of Te Puia Thermal Reserve and experience a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance.
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Day 5: Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise and Redwood Treetop Walk (B)

Today’s highlight is an exclusive cruise across the serene, clear waters of Lake Rotoiti. Explore native bays and coves of the lake under sail on our luxury catamaran and bathe in the thermal waters of the Manupirua Pools. Later, enjoy a suspended treetop eco-walk amongst Rotorua’s gentle giants in the Redwood Forest and get a unique bird’s-eye perspective of these 110-year-old trees and the lush flora below.
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Day 6: Rotorua, Hobbiton, Auckland (B,L)

Cross the Mamaku Ranges this morning and leave Rotorua behind, travelling into the lush farmlands of the Waikato, a peaceful and idyllic area noted for dairy farming and its horse studs. Arrive into Matamata and meet your guide who will escort your group on a fun and interesting Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, taking in the picturesque set locations and providing a deeper look behind the scenes of the filming for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Enjoy a festive lunch at The Green Dragon Inn before travelling on to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails.
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Day 7: At leisure in Auckland (B,D)

With a full day to explore the vibrant city of Auckland, why not take a stroll and check out the cafe culture evident in the city’s winding laneways or the fabulous Viaduct precinct? No visit would be complete without a trip to the summit of the magnificent Sky Tower, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for superb city and harbour views. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new-found friends.
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Day 8: Depart Auckland (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to Auckland Airport. Here we bid you farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay.

Tour Route

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