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9 Day Northern Escape

Escorted Tour - New Zealand
Image: Moon Rising over Wellington Sign
ANZCRO / 9 Day Northern Escape

9 Day Northern Escape

£2,487

per person

Combining cultural and scenic highlights with unique and exclusive experiences.

While travelling on this spectacular 9 Day Northern Escape tour, you will soon discover why the North Island of New Zealand is considered such a magical place.

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Tour Inclusions

The following are included in your package tour:

8 nights luxury accommodation

Full breakfast daily, 1 lunch, and 4 dinners

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:

2 night stopovers in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, and Wellington

Geothermal Rotorua

Wellington and Te Papa National Museum

Art Deco Napier

Featured Experiences

Some of the featured experiences on this tour:

Dine at some of New Zealand’s leading wineries

Traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural evening

Exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise

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 Nov 20. Please enquire for more details.

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Day 1: Arrive Auckland (D)

‘Haere Mai’ …. Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival, you will be transferred to your downtown city hotel. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome drink & dinner.
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Day 2: Day trip to Waiheke Island (B,L)

After a leisurely start to the day, a brief ferry ride brings us to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, olive groves, art galleries and sandy beaches. Enjoy a tour of the island before sitting down to a special lunch at the beautiful Mudbrick Winery, with its spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf looking back to the city skyline.
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Day 3: Hobbiton, Rotorua (B,D)

Travel south this morning to Matamata. On arrival at Shire’s Rest you embark on a guided walking tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set used in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ films. This location is the largest “green set” in the world and the only part of the set remaining in New Zealand. You see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge and the party tree. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the gate to Bilbo’s house, “Bag End”, looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. Later we continue on to the geothermal city of Rotorua.
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Day 4: Exclusive Lake Rotoiti Cruise and Wairoa Buried Village (B,D)

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, accessible only by boat. This afternoon, travel past the Blue and Green Lakes to the famous buried village of Te Wairoa. This evening, we visit Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and are treated to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural performance.
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Day 5: Lake Taupo, Napier (B)

Stop to view the mighty Huka Falls & Wairakei Geothermal project and then take time to wander around the popular lakeside resort of Taupo. Continue on to Napier, one of the world’s finest Art Deco cities. Here, your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life on your walk around the town this afternoon.
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Day 6: At leisure in Hawke's Bay (B,D)

Widely regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, this region boasts some of New Zealand’s best wineries. Enjoy a free day to experience some of the many optional activities available or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. This evening, we visit Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery established by a group of French missionaries in 1851. Enjoy wine tastings followed by a fine dining experience in the elegantly restored seminary with its sweeping views over the vineyards, city and the coast beyond.
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Day 7: Wairarapa, Wellington (B)

Travel this morning through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region en-route to Wellington, the nation’s capital, where you enjoy a brief sightseeing and orientation tour before checking into your accommodation.
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Day 8: Explore the nation's capital (B)

Named the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills and is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture, and native beauty. A visit to Te Papa National Museum is highly recommended as is a ride on the famous Cable Car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city. If you like action-packed adventure activities, Wellington has it all, along with beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills.
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Day 9 : Depart Wellington (B)

Sadly, your holiday ends today and you will be transferred to the airport to connect with your onward flight.

Tour Route

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