AAT Kings 7 Day Iconic North 23/24
Auckland to Wellington
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AAT Kings

AAT Kings 7 Day Iconic North 23/24

Explore the best of New Zealand's North Island cities and regional areas. Immerse yourself in rich cultural history and be comfortable every step of the way. As always with an AAT Kings tour, you'll be guided by a wealth of knowledge making sure you get the best out of your New Zealand vacation.

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Escorted coach tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$4,030 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Auckland, finishes in Wellington

7 days/6 nights

Hotel 4 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

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4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
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Day 1: Welcome to Auckland

Day 2: Auckland

Day 3: Auckland – Tauranga

Day 4: Tauranga – Rotorua

Day 5: Rotorua Free Time

Day 6: Rotorua – Wellington

Day 7: Farewell from Wellington

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Detailed itinerary: 7 day tour starting in Auckland

Day 1 - Welcome to Auckland
Auckland City from Mt Eden

Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand’s City of Sails. Flights can arrive any time prior to 4.00pm and you will be transferred from the airport to your Auckland hotel in your private car. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner at your hotel.

Staying in:

  • The Cordis (1 night)
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2 - Auckland
Auckland Harbour

Enjoy a relaxed start to the day before heading to the New Zealand Maritime Museum for an exclusive America’s Cup tour. Afterwards, enjoy an extended city sights tour of Auckland. Travel around Auckland’s waterfront from central city out to Mission Bay. Prepare your camera for the stop at Bastion Point and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, as you will get stunning shots of Auckland, the North Shore and the Waitemata. This afternoon is at leisure.

Staying in:

  • The Cordis (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 - Auckland – Tauranga
View from the top of Mt Maunganui

You’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the home of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Enjoy a sumptuous country-style lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful Waikato farm. Later, travel to the harbourside city of Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty.

Staying in:

  • Trinity Wharf Tauranga (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Tauranga – Rotorua
AAT King Guide in Rotorua

Travel through Te Puke, the kiwifruit capital of New Zealand, which grows around 80% of the country’s kiwifruit. You’ll stop at Kiwifruit Country, a family owned business that is set amongst a 60-hectare orchard.  This afternoon, it’s on to Rotorua for an orientation tour that takes in views of Lake Rotorua followed by a visit to Te Puia for a tour through the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. Then an evening of culture, history and a Hangi feast Highlight Dinner awaits you at the Tamaki Maori Village.

Staying in:

  • Millennium Hotel, Rotorua (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Rotorua Free Time
Rotorua Town Hall

Today choose from a range of Optional sightseeing experiences. You could take a fascinating guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the world-famous Waitomo Glow worm Caves. Or explore Rotorua and its three lakes in an amphibious WWII era Duck. Your Travel Director will assist you in booking all your chosen optional experiences.

Staying in:

  • Millennium Hotel, Rotorua (1 night)
Day 6 - Rotorua – Wellington
Wellington Cable Car

Say Haere Ra (goodbye) to Rotorua this morning and journey out through pine forests and farmland to a little hidden spot, the turquoise torrent of rapids known as Huka Falls. The road ahead unfolds in a broad panorama of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. The stunningly blue fresh water of Lake Taupo is home to some of the best Trout fishing in the world. You will then journey south over the Central Plateau, New Zealand’s main volcanic area, and along the Kapiti Coast to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Tonight, you are free to dine as you wish.

Staying in:

  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 - Farewell from Wellington
Dusk over Wellington City

Why not discover more of Wellington this morning? There’s time to visit the Parliament buildings and the Beehive, home to New Zealand’s politicians. Next, you’ll visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand and explore the fascinating exhibits at your leisure, including their unique Marae (Meeting House). Later, you will be transferred by private car to Wellington Airport for your onward flight.

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