Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature North Island
Auckland to Wellington
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Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature North Island

If you're looking for a great tour of New Zealand's North Island this is it. Grand Pacific has years of experience showing guests around. They will make sure no one misses the best attractions and remove any travel concerns. Locations included on this journey are the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier and the capital city of Wellington.

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Guided Coach Touring

This suggested tour costs from NZD$5,039 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Auckland, finishes in Wellington

9 days/8 nights

Hotel 4 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

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Tour Inclusions

Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Huka Falls
Kauri Museum
Napier City Tour
Te Papa, NZ's National Museum
Visit to Parry Kauri Park
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Wellington City Tour
8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, 2 special dinners
Tour at a glance

Day 1: Arrive Auckland

Day 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands

Day 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day)

Day 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland

Day 5: Auckland - Rotorua

Day 6: Rotorua

Day 7: Rotorua - Napier - Masterton

Day 8: Masterton - Greytown - Wellington

Day 9: Depart Wellington

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Auckland City of Sails

On arrival into Auckland, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink when you meet your Tour Leader and travelling companions for dinner.

Staying in Hotel SkyCity Hotel

  • Everything is at your fingertips, and exceptional experiences happen every day at SkyCity Hotel.  A place where you can enjoy genuine Kiwi hospitality and modern, spacious accommodation.

    Explore the sights and sounds of vibrant Auckland, including the iconic Sky Tower. Experience magnificent dining with over 20 restaurants, cafes and bars close by, not to mention the exciting SkyCity Casino. Relax and refresh with world-class facilities and services, where your comfort is a priority. The rooms are modern and spacious featuring designer bathrooms with luxurious amenities. 

Grand Pacific 9 Day Signature North Island

This fully escorted 9-day tour gives you access to the outstanding beauty of New Zealand's North Island, Hobbiton, the Bay of Islands and the quirky capital Wellington.

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Guest admiring the carving on a waka, at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe for a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum. Travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Māori tribes and the British Government in 1840.

Staying in Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights)

  • Any time of year is ideal for escaping to the Bay of Islands in the ‘Winterless North’, and this property, situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihai, is the perfect resort-style retreat.

    The entire property has been extensively refurbished and expanded, and the attention to detail is sure to impress.  The island-influenced architecture with expansive sub-tropical gardens, water features, extensive guest facilities and easy walking access to Paihia’s main local attractions makes this 4-star Hotel a standout.

Boat sailing toward Bay of Islands

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach or a spectacular scenic flight. This evening is also free, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).

Staying in Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

  • Any time of year is ideal for escaping to the Bay of Islands in the ‘Winterless North’, and this property, situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihai, is the perfect resort-style retreat.

    The entire property has been extensively refurbished and expanded, and the attention to detail is sure to impress.  The island-influenced architecture with expansive sub-tropical gardens, water features, extensive guest facilities and easy walking access to Paihia’s main local attractions makes this 4-star Hotel a standout.

Hole in the Rock near Paihia

This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Piercy Island, or as it is popularly known, the ‘Hole in the Rock’. Keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. Return to Paihia and travel south via Whangarei to Auckland where you will enjoy a city sights tour. This evening is free to explore the many eateries surrounding your hotel.

Staying in Hotel SkyCity Hotel

  • Everything is at your fingertips, and exceptional experiences happen every day at SkyCity Hotel.  A place where you can enjoy genuine Kiwi hospitality and modern, spacious accommodation.

    Explore the sights and sounds of vibrant Auckland, including the iconic Sky Tower. Experience magnificent dining with over 20 restaurants, cafes and bars close by, not to mention the exciting SkyCity Casino. Relax and refresh with world-class facilities and services, where your comfort is a priority. The rooms are modern and spacious featuring designer bathrooms with luxurious amenities. 

Hobbiton Middle Earth

Enjoy a leisurely start before visiting Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Depart Auckland and travel through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a buffet lunch. This is followed by a guided tour of the Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth.

Staying in Hotel Pullman Rotorua (City View Room) (2 nights)

  • Situated in the heart of the city and moments away from the lakefront, Pullman Rotorua is the perfect base to explore the region’s geothermal paradise.

    A Pullman stay is an entire experience with 130 luxurious rooms and suites, energising gym, vibrant dining and a chic bar. Pullman is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions. Discover shooting geysers, bubbling mud, natural hot springs and magical forests.

     Experience a contemporary open-plan room design inspired by the region’s geothermal origins. Windows let in the daylight and views overlooking the vibrant city. The room features a plush Pullman king-size bed and local artwork.

Guests on the Rotorua Gondola

Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment and education that is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening experience an entertaining Māori Hāngi and Concert.

Staying in Hotel Pullman Rotorua (City View Room)

  • Situated in the heart of the city and moments away from the lakefront, Pullman Rotorua is the perfect base to explore the region’s geothermal paradise.

    A Pullman stay is an entire experience with 130 luxurious rooms and suites, energising gym, vibrant dining and a chic bar. Pullman is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions. Discover shooting geysers, bubbling mud, natural hot springs and magical forests.

     Experience a contemporary open-plan room design inspired by the region’s geothermal origins. Windows let in the daylight and views overlooking the vibrant city. The room features a plush Pullman king-size bed and local artwork.

Moari designed fence posts

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as ‘The Art Deco Capital’, where a city tour will showcase an impressive collection of art deco buildings. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region.

Staying in Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park Wairarapa

  • Located on the outskirts of Masterton, Wairarapa’s largest town, Copthorne Hotel Solway Park Wairarapa is a refreshing luxury retreat with sophisticated design integrated throughout the property ensuring it is always a relaxing stay. You will stay in a Superior Room featuring a cosy patio and a short stroll away from the heated indoor pool and other leisure facilities.

Cable Car in Wellington

Enjoy a leisurely start before travelling to Greytown. Drive through the scenic Rimutaka Mountain Range into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital. A highlight this afternoon will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. This evening enjoy a pre-dinner drink and reminisce on memories shared with your new friends at the farewell dinner.

Staying in Hotel James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (Executive Room)

  • The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor presents an engaging selection of rooms, thoughtful amenities and gracious hospitality from the heart of Wellington’s city centre. Recently refurbished this leading accommodation and venue provider is located on The Terrace in New Zealand’s thriving capital city nearby to all major attractions. You will stay in the Executive rooms which are located on the higher floors and showcase contemporary furnishings, deluxe bathrooms with walk-in showers and Forest & Bird amenities.

3 guests laughing over a glass of wine

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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