8 Day Inspiring Journeys - The Endless Shores 23/24
Wellington to Auckland
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Inspiring Journeys

8 Day Inspiring Journeys - The Endless Shores 23/24

See the sites and taste the delicious wine in Napier. Visit the Huka Falls, the Redwood Forest and New Zealand's wonderful capital.  Immerse yourself in Maori culture and get a real taste of North Island New Zealand as you travel comfortably with Inspiring journeys.

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Small group tour escorted

This suggested tour costs from NZD$5,529 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Wellington, finishes in Auckland

8 days/7 nights

Hotel 4 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

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Tour Inclusions

Cruise around the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana
Explore Napier by Vintage Car
Maori Village Experience & Hangi (dinner), Rotorua
Napier City Tour
Redwoods Treetop Walk
Visit National Kiwi Hatchery
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 1 special dinner
Tour at a glance

Day 1: Welcome to Wellington

Day 2: Wellington at Leisure

Day 3: Wellington – Hawke's Bay

Day 4: Napier (Relaxed Start)

Day 5: Hawke's Bay – Rotorua

Day 6: Rotorua – Redwoods Treewalk

Day 7: Rotorua – Auckland

Day 8: Farewell from Auckland

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Detailed itinerary: 8 day tour starting in Wellington

Day 1 - Welcome to Wellington
Aerial View over Wellington

Upon arrival at Wellington Airport you'll be transferred to your hotel. Spend some time at leisure to relax or explore on your own. This evening, join your Journey Director for a Welcome Reception, followed by dinner

Staying in:

  • QT Wellington (1 night)
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2 - Wellington at Leisure
Wellington Cable Car

Today see Wellington your way! Perhaps visit Weta Workshop, home to the creative wizards behind ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies or learn about New Zealand history and culture on a visit to Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand. Your Journey Director can assist in booking your optional experience.

Staying in:

  • QT Wellington (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 - Wellington – Hawke's Bay
View of Te Mata Peak

Continue north today, travelling through the dairy farming land of Manawatu to Napier in Hawkes Bay. Tonight, enjoy dinner with wine matching at Craggy Range Winery, one of the regions world famous wineries situated in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak.

Staying in:

  • Porters Boutique Hotel (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Napier (Relaxed Start)
Napier Town Centre

Enjoy a relaxed start before we venture out to explore the Hawkes Bay region. Relive the glamour and style of the jazz era with a luxurious vintage car tour. Your driver will provide a fascinating commentary as you are driven in style, through Art Deco Napier and surrounding areas.  You’ll learn about the earthquake that destroyed the city, hear stories of the people that led the rebuild, and discover the Art Deco style. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Staying in:

  • Porters Boutique Hotel (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Hawke's Bay – Rotorua
View of Rotorua Lake

Enjoy a leisurely start before continuing the journey to Rotorua.  This afternoon visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley where you will connect with the beating heart of the world’s youngest geothermal valley, it’s unique history and legacy.   Along the guided walk you’ll experience geothermal activity, hot springs, volcanic craters, nature and wildlife. Followed by a relaxing 45-minute cruise around the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana see stunning geothermal activity only accessible by boat as well as rare native birdlife.  Immerse in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created this amazing part of the world.

Staying in:

  • Pullman Rotorua (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 - Rotorua – Redwoods Treewalk
Maori Cultural Performance in Rotorua

Ascending to the breathtaking Redwoods Treewalk, enjoy an elevated bird’s eye view of the 115-year-old redwood giants and the beautiful surrounds of the forest from a unique perspective. Next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a behind the scenes look at the National Kiwi Hatchery. Tonight, an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at Tamaki Maori Village. Wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Maori art forms and traditions, followed by a cultural performance. Experience an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.

Staying in:

  • Pullman Rotorua (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner
Day 7 - Rotorua – Auckland
Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

Begin your day with a dazzling show during an exclusive five-star Eco Glow Worm experience at Caveworld Waitomo.  Your guide sets the scene for a cave experience where you will see glow worms, cave formations and appreciate the beauty of Footwhistle Cave. Later, travel through the dairy farming district of Waikato, and onto Auckland. Tonight, Toast your trip together tonight at a Celebration Dinner.

Staying in:

  • QT Auckland (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - Farewell from Auckland
View of Auckland

Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your Inspiring Journey comes to an end and we transfer you to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Meals included: Breakfast
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